Commissioned for Look Again Festival 2019, Aberdeen, Scotland.
The Mobile Ploposal Machine roamed the city streets looking for people to generate ideas for spectacular new works of public art in Aberdeen. Using the self-contained, solar-powered, pop-up creative workshop hidden within the giant head of Aberdeen’s pre-eminent architect, Archibald Simpson, folk of all ages were helped to create scale models of their ideas from modelling clay. These models were photographed and digitally manipulated to create posters which visualised the sculptures in various locations around the city. This project aimed to engage citizens in the process of developing new personal narratives for public spaces. These intuitive, playful, temporary interventions could perhaps function as a response to the seemingly opaque and arbitrary powers that shape our cities.