‘A Kinetic, Eco-Conscious, Immersive, Future Circus Experience’
My final year project is based at the Hippodrome, a site that has been left derelict since 2007. The brief for the studio incorporated two main themes; the climate crisis and the future of tourism. My programme was looking at the polluted city and the future of tourist entertainment, but more specifically, a future circus experience, which challenges the traditional circus stereotype. Alongside this, an interactive mode was fundamental in the user experience, where the audience becomes the performer. A series of man-powered mechanisms operated by the audience would clean and filter the air, by pumping and circulating the polluted air through a series of brass pipes and air filters, and eventually getting released back into the auditorium space, ready for the circus performance, creating a bubble of fresh, clean air. You are able to walk through the structure to view the performances, making you feel completely immersed in the whole experience and show.
The Fluctuating City
The following images are from my semester one project during my final year, based in The Lanes. I based my project on the fluctuating city and its effect on overpopulation and overcrowding within Brighton. As the weather is becoming warmer, Brighton is becoming more appealing to holidaymakers in the UK and around the world, resulting in even more people visiting. With this comes more traffic on the roads, releasing more no2 into the atmosphere. For my programme, I focused on the expanding and contracting city and used the Pride event as an example for my research. Around 300,000 people attend the event and the city becomes extremely saturated making accommodation scarce and expensive. Creating these expandable spaces which can hold different activities will help the problem of limited accommodation during these peak times.