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THE CREATIVE BIKE PROJECT

JUNE 2022

THE CREATIVE BIKE PROJECT IS MY GRADUATION PIECE FROM MA INDUSTRIAL DESIGN AT CENTRAL SAINT MARTINS.

 

IT EXPLORES HOW A BIKE CAN BE A FACILITATOR FOR SOCIAL AND CREATIVE PRACTICE, CONNECTING PEOPLE WITH A TOOL FOR CREATIVE SELF EXPRESSION AND SELF REALISATION.

 

THE BIKES ARE DESIGNED TO BEGIN AS A BLANK CANVAS. A BIKE CAN SAY SO MUCH ABOUT A CHILD, THE COLOURS AND THE SHAPE FOR EXAMPLE, BUT WE SHOULDN’T FORCE PEOPLE INTO STEREOTYPES. IF A BIKE TELLS THE STORY OF THE USER, IT SHOULD BE THEIR OWN STORY. IT ALLOWS USERS TO EXPRESS THEMSELVES THROUGH AN OBJECT AN OBJECT THAT IS TRADITIONALLY ASSOCIATED WITH CHILDHOOD. IN DOING SO, THIS ALLOWS THEM TO EXHIBIT WHO THEY TRULY ARE.

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THE PROJECT WAS DELIVERED THROUGH A SERIES OF WORKSHOPS WITH A LONDON BASED YOUTH CHARITY. DURING THESE WORKSHOPS, THE BIKES WERE ASSEMBLED AND DECORATED. THE SESSIONS ALSO INVOLVED MAINTENANCE WORKSHOPS AND CYCLE PROFICIENCY CLASSES.

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ALL BIKES ARE FUNCTIONAL AND WERE PRODUCED BY HAND USING TRADITIONAL TECHNIQUES

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