Play the walk is a collaborative project between architectural designer Talayeh Hamidya and designer and sound artist Gelareh Saadatpajouh. The duo’s PTW project encompasses street games, adventures, collective mapping, and public education on native plants.
Talayeh Hamidya is a candidate of Masters of Architecture at University of Waterloo. In her work as a designer she is dedicated to celebrating fullness and rawness of life with a respect to its yet complex nature. Her approach is to create spatial experiences that connect one to his or her immediate time and place and simultaneously encourage play and muse. Her work involves investigative exploration into the capacity of everyday life and citizen’s intuition in design and development. Her focus: the shape of our most common habitat, cities. Material, scale, density, forms, paths and narratives are the medium she works with to deliver these experiences. She is the curator of The Soudan Project, a self-organized group exhibition that directly dealt with the sense of place and self-projection.
Gelareh Saadatpajouh is an independent designer and sound artist based in Toronto. She is the programs coordinator of Toronto Design Offsite Festival. Her projects explore the interplay of sound and space, and architectural interventions that are attuned to site and context. Her work focuses on everyday places, behaviours and objects, inviting the public to become active contributors in the process and the outcome. These experiences take many shapes: urban walks and interventions, sound walks, site-specific installations, spatial design, community-based discussion forums, workshops, and events.
Gladstone Grow Op: Exploring landscape and place, is a four-day event that celebrates innovative ideas and conceptual responses to landscape and place across a broad range of creative practices. Grow Op will explore new territories and uncover new ways of expression and meaning through projects that represent a wide range of approaches from the prosaic to the poetic, the elemental to the ephemeral.
April 25 – 28, 2013
Images (top to bottom): insideout soundwalk, Room of whispers (photo credit: Scott Poborsa), The Soudan Project (photo credit: Jane Wong)