Hanging Out in the Park

Bloomsbury, London
Project Architect:
Ben Ridley

Bloomsbury is notable for its tranquil garden squares. Our installation, commissioned for the Bloomsbury Festival, aims to celebrate the sense of respite and otherworldliness that these squares give from the bustle of the surrounding city.

The installation features an array of unusual tree swings in the form of household furniture, encouraging play, and bringing an element of domesticity to this usually formal square.  The installation uses play (and the swing) as a vehicle for communal participation within the city. The array of swings in close proximity creates a spectacle of activity in the square, encouraging residents to rediscover a local park, whilst the intriguing motions and sounds of the event draw in passers by.

The installation was featured on BBC radio and in Time Out London.