As part of Brighton and Hove’s Hijack Children’s Festival, Slovenia’s ProstoRož collective of young architects and designers formed of Maša Cvetko, Ana Grk and Alenka Korenjak, discovered the wishes of the city’s children through the Map of Wishes, a live installation featuring Vorwerk Carpets.
Over the Easter period, Brighton’s Jubilee Square became the focus of the Map of Wishes as 105 square metres of brightly coloured carpet from Vorwerk was used to create a community map of the city, upon which the wishes of children from across the borough were beautifully displayed on balloons. Passers by were encouraged to take part and explore the interactive nature of the installation, committing their wishes to the ever-changing map.
“When the Map of Wishes team approached us about the idea we were only too happy to get involved,” comments UK sales director for Vorwerk Carpets, Ian Hammond. “Few manufacturers offer the bright spectrum that we do and so when it came to areas of pink, purple, green and red, we were able to provide the ProstoRož collective with the right carpet for the job and were delighted to be involved in this great live art installation.”
Brighton’s Hijack Children’s Festival, which ran from 12th to 21st April, took over venues, libraries and the city’s Jubilee Square with interactive and innovative events created by artists especially for three to 11 year olds. The Map of Wishes is the continuation of the concept originally created by ProstoRož as it explores, examines and opens new possibilities of public space use in accordance with the needs of its inhabitants.
For further information contact Vorwerk Carpets on 020 7096 5090 or visit www.vorwerk-carpet.com