The Big Blue Fence Interactive Installation was created to showcase the work of the many community groups who took part in the project.
It was a scale model of a section of the original Olympic site perimeter fence erected in 2007 – that blue wooden fence is now replaced by a permanent wire barrier. Part sculpture, part kitchen cabinet, the Installation had 13 doors that opened to reveal 13 small boxes containing vivid miniature worlds relating to topics explored by the various community groups, such as sport, wartime, family life, cinema. There were things to hear and see, places to write and post comments – an interesting way to learn about people’s lived experience of 60 years of change in East London . Between May 2009 and June 2010, the Installation was on show in central public locations - Hackney Museum, Walthamstow Library and Stratford Library. During each stay in the boroughs, theatre and storytelling workshops uncovered new topics and material from community groups which were added to the Installation displays. The project ended in June 2010 with a big finale party.
You can find a full description of the Big Blue Fence project by downloading the Project Overview PDF.