Brixton Playing Fields  is an interactive, outdoor arts installation with collaborative play and inclusivity at its heart.   “Play should be at the centre of a united community and our aim is to encourage adults and children to engage, talk, build and create together.”     
       
     
  Brixton Playing Fields  was named as a headline partner of the  Brixton district  of  London Design Festival 2017 .
       
     
 featured in  TimeOut London.
       
     
 The concept was conceived by Studio HE in partnership with  Lisa Turner-Wray , and developed in conjunction with  The Remakery  during a series of free workshops open to the public spanning the two months in the lead-up to the festival.  The workshops took participants through a course of concept development, prorotype-making and crafting objects. The brief – to encourage collaborative engagement and play.  Credit: Rūta Lukošiūnaitė   
       
     
 All components of the playing fields were created with donated and re-appropriated materials that were previously destined for landfill.
       
     
 The location – the garden to the rear of St Matthew's Church in Brixton is a unique, undeveloped pocket of land enveloped by rapid regeneration.  The aim, to create a free and central area for the residents of Brixton and beyond to engage and play.
       
     
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 Credit:  Jim Eyre
       
     
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 ‘Tools’ were provided for participants to create their own bespoke games, their own rules and stories in an environment that looks familiar at first, but, on closer investigation isn’t so conventional.   Credit:  Jim Eyre
       
     
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 With no rules, each set of participants utilised the tools in their own way.
       
     
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 Credit:  Jim Eyre
       
     
 Participants were encouraged to share the games that they created; whether verbally or visually. Here; the legacy of a three-player collaborative flag game is shared.
       
     
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 Balancing together on the un-podium
       
     
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  Brixton Playing Fields  will act as a first-stage body of research into collaborative play, and the future potential of the space.  Credit:  Jim Eyre
       
     
 Initial concept renders
       
     
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  Brixton Playing Fields  is an interactive, outdoor arts installation with collaborative play and inclusivity at its heart.   “Play should be at the centre of a united community and our aim is to encourage adults and children to engage, talk, build and create together.”     
       
     

Brixton Playing Fields is an interactive, outdoor arts installation with collaborative play and inclusivity at its heart.

“Play should be at the centre of a united community and our aim is to encourage adults and children to engage, talk, build and create together.” 

 

  Brixton Playing Fields  was named as a headline partner of the  Brixton district  of  London Design Festival 2017 .
       
     

Brixton Playing Fields was named as a headline partner of the Brixton district of London Design Festival 2017.

 featured in  TimeOut London.
       
     

featured in TimeOut London.

 The concept was conceived by Studio HE in partnership with  Lisa Turner-Wray , and developed in conjunction with  The Remakery  during a series of free workshops open to the public spanning the two months in the lead-up to the festival.  The workshops took participants through a course of concept development, prorotype-making and crafting objects. The brief – to encourage collaborative engagement and play.  Credit: Rūta Lukošiūnaitė   
       
     

The concept was conceived by Studio HE in partnership with Lisa Turner-Wray, and developed in conjunction with The Remakery during a series of free workshops open to the public spanning the two months in the lead-up to the festival.

The workshops took participants through a course of concept development, prorotype-making and crafting objects. The brief – to encourage collaborative engagement and play.

Credit: Rūta Lukošiūnaitė

 

 All components of the playing fields were created with donated and re-appropriated materials that were previously destined for landfill.
       
     

All components of the playing fields were created with donated and re-appropriated materials that were previously destined for landfill.

 The location – the garden to the rear of St Matthew's Church in Brixton is a unique, undeveloped pocket of land enveloped by rapid regeneration.  The aim, to create a free and central area for the residents of Brixton and beyond to engage and play.
       
     

The location – the garden to the rear of St Matthew's Church in Brixton is a unique, undeveloped pocket of land enveloped by rapid regeneration.

The aim, to create a free and central area for the residents of Brixton and beyond to engage and play.

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IMG_1931.JPG
       
     
DSC_2635.jpg
       
     
 Credit:  Jim Eyre
       
     

Credit: Jim Eyre

 Credit:  Jim Eyre
       
     

Credit: Jim Eyre

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 Credit:  Jim Eyre
       
     

Credit: Jim Eyre

 Credit:  Jim Eyre
       
     

Credit: Jim Eyre

 ‘Tools’ were provided for participants to create their own bespoke games, their own rules and stories in an environment that looks familiar at first, but, on closer investigation isn’t so conventional.   Credit:  Jim Eyre
       
     

‘Tools’ were provided for participants to create their own bespoke games, their own rules and stories in an environment that looks familiar at first, but, on closer investigation isn’t so conventional. 

Credit: Jim Eyre

 Credit:  Jim Eyre
       
     

Credit: Jim Eyre

 Credit:  Jim Eyre
       
     

Credit: Jim Eyre

 With no rules, each set of participants utilised the tools in their own way.
       
     

With no rules, each set of participants utilised the tools in their own way.

IMG_6964.JPG
       
     
DSC_2653.jpg
       
     
DSC_2737.jpg
       
     
 Credit:  Jim Eyre
       
     

Credit: Jim Eyre

 Participants were encouraged to share the games that they created; whether verbally or visually. Here; the legacy of a three-player collaborative flag game is shared.
       
     

Participants were encouraged to share the games that they created; whether verbally or visually. Here; the legacy of a three-player collaborative flag game is shared.

IMG_2167.JPG
       
     
IMG_2175.JPG
       
     
IMG_1987.JPG
       
     
 Balancing together on the un-podium
       
     

Balancing together on the un-podium

IMG_1954.JPG
       
     
IMG_2141.JPG
       
     
IMG_2051.JPG
       
     
IMG_2058.JPG
       
     
IMG_2038.JPG
       
     
  Brixton Playing Fields  will act as a first-stage body of research into collaborative play, and the future potential of the space.  Credit:  Jim Eyre
       
     

Brixton Playing Fields will act as a first-stage body of research into collaborative play, and the future potential of the space.

Credit: Jim Eyre

 Initial concept renders
       
     

Initial concept renders

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