This movie shows an installation that students from the University of Brighton have created for London’s East Street Market for the London Festival of Architecture 2016.
Called Live Projects, the design is the result of an academic competition set by London-based Studio Gil founders Pedro Gil and Christo Meyer, who teach undergraduate Studio 55 at the University of Brighton’s school of architecture.
Students were required to research the Latin American community in Elephant and Castle, southeast London, and design an installation for the weekly East Street Market, one of London’s oldest markets.
“We asked students to experiment with and research into deployable, small-scale architectures,” said Pedro Gil. “The Live Projects were built to be displayed in East Street market, as a way to tap into the energy of the existing market.”
The live installations are an extension of a long-running partnership between Studio Gil and Carnaval del Pueblo, an annual festival, to involve Elephant and Castle’s Latin American residents in community projects.
Studio Gil has curated a series of events, called The Latin Corridor, as part of RIBA’s Open Studios initiative for the London Festival of Architecture – a month-long programme of events and installations in the UK capital.
“The project was seen as threefold in its outcomes: as a learning device for architectural students, to promote Carnaval del Pueblo’s work, and to celebrate the vibrancy of East Street market,” Gil told Dezeen.
Pedro Gil and Christo Meyer chose two of the student’s projects to be erected on Saturday 4 June 2016. The first, by student Josh Dobson, was designed to distribute information about Carnaval del Pueblo.
It features a series of strings, pulleys and hooks that form interactive games and a canon that releases paper confetti. The stall was painted orange and two shades of yellow to stand out in the market.
At the end of a day, it can be flat packed into a 2.4- by two-metre box.