We are assigned to research on the use of teepee space of the Manchester International Festival. Since we haven’t yet a sponsor, we are encouraged to upcycle ‘useless’ furnitures/ objects. Leigh and I are responsible for the research on similar spaces (used as a bar) in other events/ festivals and to get in touch with the teepee’s management firm, eartotheground.
I began by looking into how marquees/ tents are functioned in similar events and festivals; I also looked for different approaches to a pop up bar/ shop concept using existing materials. Wooden pallets and beer/ wine barrels are found to be commonly used.