Wayfarers come from a preliminary project which has been commissioned by Anna Wilson as a part of the sharing communities finale on the Sunday 25th October 2016. The Portway in Hotwells was closed for the Bristol & Bath Marathon at the time. The performance art event was held to demonstrate what is achievable when communities unite and experiment with resources, places and spaces of a re used / recycled nature for the public to enjoy. The performative bandstands acted as event settlements along both the Cumberland Basin and Clifton Rocks Railway, utilising the Portway as a connection for the departure and arrival route of approximately 480 metres.
Our vision was that Wayfarers would be four individual, innovative micro works of architecture. Which have the ability to be mobile, temporary and only use re useable materials. This unusual commission offers opportunities for ourselves as architectural students to innovate with design and materials within a sustainable nature and a quick time frame.
What we believe is the Wayfarers are more than a delivery of architecture, it is a program of participatory art and promotional activity which will explore a new processes of public engagement; through working with students, locals, artists and professionals to achieve a thought provoking outcome.
"TO CREATE A PIECE OF PORTABLE RECYCLED ARCHITECTURE IN ORDER TO RECLAIM THE STREET AND ENCOURAGE A COMMUNITY TO COME TOGETHER THROUGH PERFORMANCE."