We’ve received three emails in the past two weeks from people enquiring about how best to contact those who created pieces as part of the below Beta Project.
Any further iterations of this Beta Project should look at how to better address this aspect. (As always, please let us know if you’ve any suggestions below in the comments.)
One of the reasons that we like ‘experimenting on the street’ early on is that it can often give little unexpected bits of feedback.
Anytime we’re nearby, we walk past this Beta Project just to see how it is. Out of our last 6 visits, we’ve seen tourists on 4 occasions taking photos of the pieces on the wall.
Here’s Maria and Juan from northern Spain whom we met three weeks ago…
…and here’s Lukas and Martin from Prague from last week.
We only managed to chat to a few of the tourists that we’ve seen – but those that we did speak to, hadn’t heard of the wall in advance – they were just passing by and spotted this splash of colour from the quays.
(Above image is credited to Red Monk.)
It’s not directly connected in any way to this ‘curated wall experiment’, as Beta Projects are simply trialling city-wide ideas IN the Markets Area, as opposed to FOR the Markets Area – but it’s worth noting that Designing Dublin found that ‘lack of invitation to the area’ was an issue for the Markets Area (see post-it note 2.3 here). This curated wall would appear to be offering a form of ‘invitation’ to the area (see post-it 5.4) for tourists.
If you’ve any thoughts on this, we’d love to hear them below in the comments.
The second iteration of this curated wall has now been finished.
The wall was first repainted to fully cover all the pieces from the first iteration…
…and then was painted by a group selected by the current ‘curator’ of the wall (Paul as mentioned below).
The various pieces are by…
- Deneb One.
- Anna Doran.
- Conan Wynne
- Red Monk
- Barry Krishna
- Kabu and Skrtu
Here’s a few ‘action shots’…
Here’s a few close-ups of a few of the pieces, and a full set can be seen here…
Here’s the full set of the pieces.
This trial will run for approximately 2 months, and we’ll update this blog with further updates.
Original Post: 28/02/13
There is to be a second iteration of this Beta Project.
(The above photo is of the first iteration which is still in place. More information on it here.)
The (current) curator of this particular Beta Project is reorganising a (re)painting of this wall for Sunday 24th March from 10.00 – 18.00. He’s Paul Joyce and he can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org or 012227879 if you’re interested in being involved.
This time, it’s will be based on people who have simply contacted him. If interested in this or possibly future versions, please contact Paul as per the below details. (Best contact him in advance, rather than simply show up on the day as there probably isn’t space for everyone.)