The cardboard neighbourhood
Animate Arts has been invited to make an installation for bOing! Festival at the Gulbenkian, Canterbury this August bank holiday, to engage family audiences in high-quality participatory art work, and work with young people and communities in the development of the artwork. With funding support from Arts Council England, our project ‘Home Town’ will playfully explore what home means to different people – young and old. The installation will be a housing estate of ten homes, built and installed across the festival site welcoming audiences to freely interact and play ‘house’ on a large-scale playground!
Uniquely every house will be made entirely from paper and cardboard – both structure and contents. They will be wendy-house sized, hand-crafted and individually decorated, modified and furnished in collaboration with workshop participants who will work alongside artists from Animate Arts in the lead up to the festival through a community engagement programme. The creative involvement of participants will help artists to represent different cultures, demographics and social backgrounds in the final collection of homes in the installation.
When you visit Home Town you will also meet our Home Town postmen. You can navigate around the site by using our specially created map and following the housing-estate signs!
We are really looking forward to seeing you 27-28 August 2016 at http://boingfestival.com/whats-on/free-events/home-town/!