New Forms

Designed by Ula Maria, Caitlin McLaughlin, Alexandra Noble, Sarah Wilson.

Stainer Street, London Bridge Station, London, SE1

19 August - 3 November 2019

Four garden installations in London Bridge Station created using recycled materials from RHS Hampton Court Garden Festival.

Given the brief of imagining new forms of gardens for the urban environment, each designer has been allocated a set palette of materials to interpret freely, with the caveat that they must use a specific material at the end of their garden which will link to the next garden, creating a sense on continuity, whilst showcasing unique and creative design ideas. The concept is based upon the Surrealist artist's game 'Exquisite Corpse’ and the children’s game ‘Picture Consequences’, where an image is drawn by a number of participants on a folded piece of paper, where each player is unaware of the drawing of the previous player, until it is revealed at the end.

The New Forms garden installations will highlight how materials can be creatively reused to encourage cradle to cradle thinking and to develop new ways of designing green spaces that challenge people's ideas about their relationship to the urban environment. They will engage people to think about how urban spaces can be sustainably designed in order to address pressing ecological and social issues, and will emphasise the benefits of bringing people and plants together in the public realm, in order to create healthier cities.

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