REIMAGINING THE ROLE OF FESTIVALS
How can festivals help to improve a neighbourhood? For DGTL festival, a team of students from the AMS Institute together with local residents, entrepreneurs and artists reimagined the role of the festival: giving back to society by improving urban space.
MULTIPURPOSE ILLUMINATION FOR THE NDSM WHARF
DGTL festival takes place at the NDSM wharf in Amsterdam. Through interviews and a spatial analysis the student team found the most pressing urban challenge in this area: a lack of lighting and ambience at night. How could a festival tackle this issue?
SERVING THE COMMUNITY
During three focus groups with end users, DGTL representatives and local entrepreneurs we determined the key criteria for the design. Besides the criteria initial ideas were developed and possible use cases were imagined. The results of these focus groups are the leading criteria for the design. By using the MOSCOW-method a list of Must have and Should have criteria were developed. The design of the spot is based on the following criteria.
Must have criteria
Should have criteria
STREET SPOT: THE DESIGN
Together with artist Paul Timmer, the team designed a spot that can be used to enhance event atmosphere, create safety as creative street lighting and can be used to illuminate temporary art exhibitions. With the spot you can choose every color of the rainbow and dynamic or static light programs are possible. The structure is easy to move with a forklift and built from Amsterdam wood.
The spots are designed for several use cases and offer room for creative and flexible use.
Enhance event atmosphere
Improving safety, spatial flexibility and a creative appearance.
Creative street lighting
Create atmosphere, reducing emissions
High creative flexibility
CO-CREATING THE STREET SPOT
A cooperation between private, public parties and knowledge institutes was considered to be the key to a successful project. The students set up a Living Lab in which all relevant stakeholders were consulted to make sure the end-result is supported and cared for by the community. Through three focus groups the project was co-created.
DGTL X NDSM LIVING LAB IN THE MEDIA
01-04-2019 – AMS Instagram
24-03-2019 – Het Parool: Straatlantaarns als buurtverbinder op de NDSM-werf
12-03-2019 – Blog post DGTL – Youtube video
23-01-2019 – NAP Nieuws: DGTL koploper duurzame festivals