How does the onboard group engage with their local environment and how does this impact on how they function as a community? Students from MA Sustainable Design at Kingston School of Art and Mill Street Residents’ Association will take us on a journey along the tributary Hogsmill River, which runs from Stanley Picker Gallery to the Thames where the boat will be located. On this journey we will engage with the Hogsmill, a point of origin of the Thames, as well as with the local landscape, finding things of interest along the way. Using this page and #TheOriginKingston on social media, they will reflect on how these ideas of locality can be explored on the boat and ultimately develop aspects of the onboard community, informing how the boat will be used in autumn 2020.
This week’s collaboration is in partnership with International Youth Arts Festival’s Digifest, taking place online 3-5 July 2020.
Check back to this page to see the progress of the project!
KSA Sustainable Design (5 July)
Mill Street Residents’ Association (4 July)
Victor (aged 7)
KSA Sustainable Design (4 July)
KSA Sustainable Design (3 July)
KSA Sustainable Design (2 July)
KSA Sustainable Design (1 July)
Mill Street Residents’ Association (30 June)
KSA Sustainable Design (30 June)
KSA Sustainable Design (29 June)
Mill St Residents’ Association
The Mill Street Residents Association (MSRA) was created several decades ago in order to foster community, to plan local fundraising events, and to preserve this special little street in Kingston. There is a committee of local residents who meet on behalf of the wider street community organise events like a very popular beer and sausage festival, Easter egg hunt, and nights out. We also help with issues that are important to local residents, from parking to speeding cars on our little street, to relations with the wider community. For more information visit Mill St Residents’ Association’s website.
KSA Sustainable Design
We are the MA students from Sustainable Design. We are going to provide designed social content for this project to engage different communities and groups with the platform. We will consider various aspects during the design process such as localization, inter-generational connection, open visual languages for all, engaging activities and volunteerism. We are going to compile all of our ideas to support the Gallery’s website with graphics, visuals and research.