Millbank Stories creates a local ecosystem of momentary, serendipitous encounters through objects that broker relationships. Students collect stories from the college neighbourhood. Inspired by these stories they design objects and temporary spaces in Millbank. These mediating objects are used to physically connect people sharing common interests and values. They provoke dialogues, exchange, and interactions between students and people in the neighbourhood and between each other. The interactions are momentary but potentially repeating and long-lasting, and linked within the bigger, local creative ecosystem.
THE ROLE OF ART AND DESIGN
In this case, the role of art and design is not necessarily to solve a problem, but to make meanings, values and friendliness visible, through the use of tangible, mediating objects.