MOTHERSHIPPON: GROW AND PLAY
We aim to design a greenhouse pavilion and upcycled ‘play-structures’ in the courtyard of the MotherShippon Art Studio in rural Ellesmere, using reclaimed materials from art workshops conducted on-site. The project looks to design a sustainable space that promotes awareness about climate change and encourages experimentation with materials. The 'play-structures' will be flexible and temporary, allowing for future alteration and addition as more reclaimed and newly discovered materials are collected over time at the site. We will look to create playful exploration already occurring at the Rural Art Hub, providing shelter, play, and exploration for the community of children. The objectives of this project include catering to a diverse group of users, creating a sustainable energy source, and researching types of plants that can grow in the region to be used as part of the structure. The project’s outputs will include drawings, sketches, experimental models with reclaimed/recycled materials, and research on suitable plant species.