While I still grapple with documenting and analysing the Temple project, the second major ‘design test’ is proceeding a-pace. At the end of July I solicited a design brief for site design from the producers of Backbone Festival, an annual showcase of emerging theatre producers and artists held at East Brisbane Bowls Club. In mid-August I met with the festival team - a group of aspiring producers assembled specifically for the task each year (pictured above), and shared with them some of my thinking around the EBBC site - using drawings of a highly unrealistic proposal derived from the MAUD Pilot Project.
Since then I have been frantically trying to get a return brief and concept package together. Although, the initial hurdle of actually having a concept has been particularly challenging. Nonetheless, on Wednesday last I attempted to facilitate a design charette, inviting all of the Festival artists to contribute their ideas, needs and wants to the mix. The results remain in sketch roll format, though everyone left feeling enthused.