Somers Town Action Boards
Location: Somers Town, London
Kasawoo has been shortlisted alongside 5 other teams to submit a design proposal for a public art intervention along Somers Town’s Pheonix Road, London as part of the London Festival of Architecture 2022.
How can Pheonix Road Reflect the diversity and wealth of local initiatives already taking place in Somers Town? Our proposal aims to collect and spatialize the diverse social and cultural dimension of Somers Town in a single site. Drawing inspiration from the conventional notice board typology found in the site, Somers Town Action Boards is conceived as a series of site-specific modular notice boards to be re-imagined alongside local community groups. As a new focal point for both the local residents and the broader community, Somers Town Action Boards offers a new platform for dialogue, exchange and collective action.
Through multiplication, colour injection and re-introduction of iconic forms the proposal is site specific while setting up a robust framework for a participatory design process. We aim to work sensitively and co-creatively with residents of Somers Town and local civil society groups who provide integral services in the area. This iterative process offers an opportunity for the people of Somers Town to ‘act’ and take ownership of their public realm.