Sunday, 27 April 2014

Pidgin Perfect

My previous blog post prompted a number of kind people to get in touch with me and reveal who created the beautiful cable tie intervention in Glasgow Green - Pidgin Perfect.

"Pidgin Perfect is an award winning multi-disciplinary creative studio based in Glasgow. We bring together people, clients and place to help build better communities for everyone.

Pidgin Perfect have a unique multi skilled approach combining participation, research and design that places the community at the heart of our projects.

We believe that meaningful participation, strategic research and socially driven design are interdependent, the best results are achieved when these three elements combine and having fun is a serious part of this process.

Through collaboration, storytelling and a unique understanding of context Pidgin Perfect deliver socially rich outcomes. From installing a temporary cinema in The Barras Market; to developing visual briefs for key projects; designing a theatrical banquet in Venice; or landscaping public green space in Pollokshaws and delivering permanent public realm works; Pidgin Perfect create architecture that truly allows for engaging experiences, building lasting relationships, bringing communities together."

'Speedworks' with PEEK Projects

Through ‘Speed works’ a group of young adults from PEEK Projects designed and created an intervention within the public realm using cable ties; a simple, everyday object.

PEEK works with children and young people aged 5-25 living in the East End of Glasgow and North of Glasgow – giving them the motivation, self-confidence and skills they need to change their lives.

In collaboration with Pidgin Perfect, the group made changes to a small area of the Barras Market, creating an intervention that makes people stop and think during their daily journeys.

The intervention links into the proposal currently being developed by an artist for the nearby Greendyke Square site on London Road which explores similar themes of play, route, context and pace.

This collaboration with PEEK Projects was made possible through the Velocity: ABC Commission

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