Based on the great experiments by the students from Sheffield we tested a way of making the station more visible last week.
The signs should be able to take down and redecorate according to what is happening inside the station – or in front of it where the market is happening.
More Photos here
Most of our activities were documented with video. We used a modified iPhone setup which was handy and discrete, but despite using a good mic our sound quality was never very good.
Some of the video material was roughly edited and uploaded to our Vimeo site. Stickers with QR codes led to a Google Map where points on the map would link to the relevant video about that place.
Our “Street Whiteboards” have been very useful in our efforts to make the dialogue about space more spatial. Like the stickers it documents keywords from previous stories and thus make the dialogue more dynamic and concrete.
It is gradually taking or appropriating the space and in turn, making it possibile to make it (or another space) more real.
They can be used as our own signage in a way that starts creating a situation where people can see that something unusual is happening in an otherwise well known space.
Here we use it at an outdoor public meeting
And an indoor public meeting