Playing with formats: we’re getting experimental in a library
23 May 2016 Dee Halligan
For 3 days this May, working with a group of masters design students and a number of international guests, we oversaw the creation of a 3 day Festival of Fixing in a large Copenhagen suburban Library. The Library is preparing to move site to a big new cultural centre and has run a 2 year programme exploring different themes for engaging their communities, from schoolkids to local businesses. We proposed that rather than creating a makerspace, fixing and repair might offer increased engagement and a wider breadth of potential outcomes considering their wide audiences.
We created a range temporary situations through a varied creative programme of activities, all themed on fixing and repair. Through this intensive throwing together of community and institution, businesses and guests we generated experience,evidence and prompts for further development. We’ll be sharing some of the outcomes later in June or if this topical subject interests you get in touch.
WHAT WE DO
We’ve curated exhibitions, delivered activity programmes and publications, and shaped the purpose and identity of the organisations and institutions that house them.
Facing uncertain futures, we’ve been speculating about cities and high streets, museums and shops, communities, work and education.
We’ve designed workshops and facilitated conversations, enabling big, complex and/or diverse groups of people articulate and shape their ideas
We create tools, formats and programmes, that motivate and inspire learners to unlock their potential and shift their horizons