The Elephant & Castle Mini Maker Faire is coming back to London this autumn, and the Digital Programmes team at the V&A recently launched an open call for the commission of an interactive installation to be exhibited as part of the Faire at London College of Communication.
The judging panel, including LCC’s Ben Stopher, have now announced that Paper Playscapes, a project by Artemis Papageorgiou and Gabriella Mastrangelo, will be commissioned from this open call.
Paper Playscapes is an open-ended installation, made and interacted with collaboratively by designers and visitors, representing a landscape in movement.
Visitors will be invited to join in assembling and creating the structure – then they can play!
The modules that make up the piece are made out of corrugated cardboard, a sustainable cost-effective material that is easily assembled. Even though modules originate from pre-cut printed surfaces, and are therefore identical before assemblage, they are differentiated through folding and circuit-drawing.
Each cardboard module is designed to react to proximity and contact by emitting light through a series of LEDs placed on its surface. Little circuits inside the modules give them this interactive quality.
The modules then become props in a game that is a variation on musical chairs. The final outcome is a landscape in the making, a participatory space for coming together for a few moments, in order to learn, make and play.
Come along and try out Paper Playscapes for yourself at the Elephant and Castle Mini Maker Faire on Saturday 15 November 2014 at LCC!