Interventions in the public space
The community interest company Made Public commissioned Smeeing to create temporary interventions for the high street in Romford. Funded by the Mayor of London’s High Street Fund, the aim of the project was to activate the high street and in particular South Street. As project manager and designer, Smeeing was responsible for the initial research, design, development and launch of the temporary interventions called Platforms.
As temporary interventions, the Platforms provided an experience that worked as a catalyst, inviting people to use the high street in unexpected and new ways. Whilst being eye-catching and fun,these interventions provided exciting social spaces for small- scale meetings. As platforms they welcomed everyday events to activate their meaning. As well as functioning as spaces for dwelling, the Platforms were accompanied by a month long programme of events and activities created in collaboration with local cultural partners.
Year : 2016
Commissioned by : Made Public
Funded by : Mayor of London
Event Manager : Lauren Martin
Identity design : Matteo Di Iorio
Photography : Christine Santa Ana