project of a space for children Wolno Dzieciom for Malta Festival 2015
woven playground is a concept of an area dedicated to children. We wanted to create an environment that would be contrasting to the urban surroundings. The design process was preceded by a workshop on alternative ways of working with children and their motorics and tactile development. The project refers to feelings of something homely, familiar and secure. We thought of a carpet as a primary area for playing and a flash point for imagination. We didn't want to offer imposed solutions but rather inspire to interpret the structure. We created our own yarn by cutting bales of fabric and then hand-wove the carpet. We went through the whole process on our own involving others to participate in the creation of the structure.
team: Zuzanna Zimecka
mentor: Jola Starzak
project presented at the 90th Textile Institute World Conference Poznan, Poland
photo by Maciej Zakrzewski