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Blue Fence Project

Jones, Kieren and Shannon, Will and Ventiroso, Ottilie and Wainwright, Oliver (2009) Blue Fence Project. [Art/Design Item]

Type of Research: Art/Design Item
Creators: Jones, Kieren and Shannon, Will and Ventiroso, Ottilie and Wainwright, Oliver

In 2006 a blue fence surrounding the construction of the London 2012 Olympic Park was erected. Since then the fence was interpreted as a symbol of forced regeneration, an endless billboard trumpeting the arrival of gentrification in London’s east end.

In 2009 when the fence started to be dismounted and replaced with a high security wire mesh, Studio Superniche saw an opportunity for action creating an Olympic Legacy Toolkit to aid local occupation of the site post games.

Creating a series of items that were designed in collaboration with the local community the blue fence project enabled conversations to take place about the development of this area and the effects it may have in the future.

A relevant aspect of the project was to document and remember what the area was like before the Olympic Games construction started and to capture the essence of the local community as it currently existed.

Keywords/subjects not otherwise listed: Olympic Park; community; gentrification
Date: 2009
Related Websites: http://grymsdykefarm.com/index.php?/projects/2009-04-blue-fence-project/, http://design.fr/architecture/the-blue-fence-project-by-studiosuperniche/, http://www.dezeen.com/2009/09/18/the-blue-fence-project-by-studiosuperniche/
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Locations / Venues:
LocationFrom DateTo Date
Parallel Cases, RDM Campus, International Architecture Biennale Rotterdam, Netherlands26 September 200913 December 2009
100% Design, London, UK2012
Date Deposited: 04 Oct 2013 11:12
Last Modified: 04 Oct 2013 11:12
Item ID: 6083
URI: https://ualresearchonline.arts.ac.uk/id/eprint/6083

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