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Disillusioned by democracy

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Seeking sustainable wellness

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Retain Hackney's identity

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Hackney Pavilion, London


Influenced by recent satirical artworks I have designed a pavilion that challenges us to consider the elements that control our wellbeing. If 2016 has proven anything it's that people are becoming increasingly disillusioned by democracy. Brexit...President Trump...what next? Over 32,000,000 was spent by both EU referendum campaigns combined and few seem happy with the result. Least of all the people of Hackney who were among those who voted most unanimously in favour of remaining in the EU. Thousands of 'Make America Great Again' t-shirts and countless ballot boxes hidden in town hall cupboards are all in need of a new purpose. I propose using this political waste to create spaces that are concerned with health, wellness and happiness. The pavilion pays homage to Hackney's culture of creative defiance through its political message and potential for collaboration with a local artist [graffiti indicative]. It communicates the importance of the Regents Canal by using canal water as the foundations for the structure. Despite its appropriateness on this site the pavilion can be implemented anywhere as the need to recycle political waste will resonate with communities globally. These spaces can help bring people together and ironically is made from something tearing many apart.

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