This week was the midterm presentation week for all the groups in Green Corridor Class. Apart from this, we have a few new things to report with regards to our project: Sidewalk Furniture Design.
Most importantly, we have managed to obtain 21 tires in order to build our public seat. This past Sunday, we drove a van and a car to pick up the tires from 2408 Edna Street. We got to know about it from an advertisement in kijiji, which was giving away old tires for free. The tires were stored outside of a building, which caused the tires to accumulate a fair amount of water inside them. Therefore, before packing them up in the van and the car we desperately tried to empty the water out. This proved to be somewhat of a difficult task, which led us to re-think our design a bit, so the tires don’t house any water as Patricia pointed out during our presentation if our design allows for water to accumulate then this can be a breeding ground for mosquitoes.
Our current design for the bench is currently more of a guideline than to a blueprint for what will come. This is because we are doing a trial and error process in order to build our Public Seating Space and Decoration. No one in the group has past experience or knowledge with building anything of this nature so in order to obtain a final product that is suitable for the community it will take a lot of patients and thinking.
Little success was made last weekend when we attempted to cut a tire using a jigsaw borrowed from Lebel. We ran into problems cutting past the metal wires within the tire. With more discussion and research, we were able to take out more appropriate cutting tools to better experiment with this coming weekend.
Stay tuned for the update!