Above: Informational board for our workshop today. Participants will select a scale figure (1:30 scale) and imagine what that person would like to have in the park. We will have inspirational images if innovative spaces for them to see to get their ideas flowing. Next participants will pick out a base to build their design upon. If they imagine a light or a fan in their space, they can select a battery and an LED light or pager motor. Next they will select a few building materials to start with and experiment with as they create their architectural model. When their designs are completed, each participant will write an explanatory statement on a note card. What community need does your structure address? How does your design address this need?
Lastly, we will place the model and the scale figure on our stage to photograph it and post it to Instagram with the hashtag #prototypingpublicspaces. The participants will then take their creations home, or recycle the materials for the next visitor.
Above: Cardboard Attachment sample board I created that was inspired by a posting I saw on twitter by the Exploratorium's Tinkering Studio. It shared a cardboard attachments anchor chart by Sarah Wyman.