Project: Seasonal Interactive Installation on Public Land Materials: Timber, Galvanized Steel, Marine Fabric Status: Built, Complete Role: Design & Installation Partners: The Movement Creative, Spontaenous Interventions, The Trust for Governors Island Cost: $7,500 Location: Governors Island, NYC Date: May-Oct 2016
POPUP Public is a flexible and tolerant playscape--we welcome people of ALL AGES to come and make a place for their hobbies and interests in our space, and to share those passions with others. We believe that these passions, which perhaps exert vastly different energies and trajectories, can co-exist together and even make each other better because of it--and that our space, abstract and sturdy, can hold up to that task.
At the end of the season, POPUP Public will be broken into smaller sets and distributed into to local gyms, community centers, and schools to be used as playgrounds, workout equipment, and leisure space.
The Conversation Station (2019)
Project: Event Interactive Light Art Installation in Public Park apart of the Critical Northwest Week-long Art Festival Materials: PVC, Galvanized Steel, Flagging Tape, LED Strip Lighting & Floods, Plywood, Paint Status: Built, Complete Role: Design & Installation Team: Aaron Woodward, Tuline Kinaci, Jackson Xiao, Katherine Tole, Matthew Tole Sponsoring Organization: Ignition Northwest. Cost: $1500 Location: Granite Falls, WA Date: July 2019
The Conversation Bar was a temporary light art installation and intimate space for creating meaningful, conscious conversation and story sharing.
Conscious conversation is the cornerstone of deep community. If we can create spaces where people feel safe to be vulnerable, and then go the step further to ask the difficult questions and 'do the work'--we can support one another in making leaps forward in our healing and personal growth.
Joseph Campbell, in the Power of Myth, writes about how all human stories ultimately have the same threads and themes running through them. Our individual stories (and personal myths) can have powerful holds over our lives--stories of joy and sorrow, triumph and shame, love, and anger. They influence how we show up and the impact we can make. When we share those stories, and see ourselves reflected back in other peoples stories, we are able to connect more deeply to our humanity, heal our trauma, and deepen our own empathy with others.
The Conversation Bar reflects this desire to share our personal stories more freely, and to be met by love in the sharing. Even just having a place to post anonymously our story can be incredibly healing. Whether through conversation or writing, The Conversation Bar is trying to connect people through story telling.
Exhibition installation & social space for an innovation conference.
In any city, Parks are an integral part of a happy and healthy city. They serve as the major gathering spaces for the public, serving as a place for citizens to converse, reflect, perform, and play.
POPUP Parklet is a modular, mobile park system. Each module has the same footprint but presents a different experience one might find in the park. You can choose any number of different Parklet pieces and reconfigure them to fit any space.
While all the traditional elements of a park are present, from lawn you can lounge on, to benches and ‘message’ (display) boards, there are also more playful elements including hammock netting, chalkboard & chalk, decking with yoga mats, and an adult sized jungle gym for hanging and light movement.
Your Park, Your Playground (2015)
Project: Seasonal Interactive Installation on Public Land Materials: Galvanized Steel Status: Built, Complete Role: Design & Installation Partners: The Movement Creative, Spontaneous Interventions, The Trust for Governors Island Cost: $2500 Location: Governors Island, NYC Date: May-Oct 2016
Each month the Pop-up Playground was reconfigured in collaboration with local community members and site users.
Meditation Maze (2017)
Project: Interactive Art Installation Status: Invited Finalist, Unbuilt Collaborators: Anrai Richardson, Leila Noone, Jesse Danger Projected Cost: $18,600 Location: Black Rock Desert, AZ Date: 2017
Proposal for a temporary art installation at Burning Man 2017. Both initial renderings & revisions included.
A wood cribbing styled maze designed for movement and meditation. Citizens of Black Rock are open to choose the path they take towards the center, whether it be by following the long walking channel laid out or finding their own path navigating over the top of the walls.
It is a winding labyrinth of decisions, each step leading to the next, alludes to a life journey of self-discovery: We sometimes get lost temporarily find ourselves at dead ends, but ultimately we are capable of finding our way. From the top of the center dome, participants are able to sit and look back on their journey, reflecting on the path it took to reach the pinnacle.
Final Design Proposal
Adaptive Obstacle Course (2017)
Project: Temporary Installation, Public Streets Status: Built Team: The Movement Creative Role: Design, Installation, Programming Cost: $3,100 Location: Foley Square, NYC Date: August 2016 Clients: NYC Department of Transportation, Brooklyn Boulders Foundation, Adaptive Climbing Group
Can we create an obstacle course where an adult with the full command of their body can run alongside a participant in a wheelchair or with a prosthetic... and both be able to have a physically challenging and engaging experience?
In collaboration with ACG, the Adaptive Climbing Course is an all-ages, all-abilities, wheel-chair accessible 'pop-up' obstacle course. Each element in the course is designed to be easily modified for the user if necessary, with safety and rigging systems designed into many of the more complex obstacles.
Lenses & Leaps (2016)
Project: Leica SL Camera Launch Event Installation Status: Complete Team: The Movement Creative Date: 2016 Client: Leica Camera AG
Set design for the Leica SL product launch event, with a focus on creating a steel form that provides strong visual frames and apertures for photographic compositions.
Syracuse Food Center
Project: Undergraduate Design - Syracuse Food Center Date: 2010 Design Partner: Andrew Weigand
Morningside Park Redesign
Project: Undergraduate Thesis - Redesign of Morningside Park Date: 2012
Rendering Collaboration: Anrai Richardson & Timothy Gale