Here Together, We Are Home

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  • One Community Together

Historically, this area is one of the most disadvantaged in the state, mostly known for high crime rates and a reputation for burnt-out cars and disenfranchised youth.

The Challenge

The design process was a continuous circle; a technique would be found, investigated, ruled out, a new technique would be explored… and so on. This happened multiple times before the final design solution was reached.

In the end, the solution seems simple. Getting there was definitely not!

Here Together, We Are Home Video

Photo Credit: Samuel Shelley

Making and road side view of ’TOGETHER’

Photo Credit: Samuel Shelley

Sample of the alphabet, marking out the dot locations

Photo Credit: Samuel Shelley

Gabion prior to rock fill, and component detail.

Photo Credit: Samuel Shelley

’R’ and ’HERE’ completed

Design & Execution

By creating a system that uses an off-the-shelf gridded mesh, and ordering thousands of extra DeDots, we’ve set the local community up with a replicable design.

There are plans already to install a further two words, using the typographical alphabet and words gathered during the engagement phase. Not only does the work give scope to exist in external installations with this physical system, it can also be used as a graphic system for merchandise, collateral and promotional material, giving Clarence Plains a distinct, confident visual voice.

Photo Credit: Samuel Shelley

Community celebration

Photo Credit: Samuel Shelley

’WELCOME’ seen just before ’HOME’ on way into the area

Photo Credit: Samuel Shelley

’WELCOME’ ’TOGETHER’ demonstrating diagonal set out

Slideshow

Here Together, We Are Home

Volunteers and glimpse of finished piece

Making and road side view of ’TOGETHER’

Sample of the alphabet, marking out the dot locations

Gabion prior to rock fill, and component detail.

’R’ and ’HERE’ completed

Community celebration

’WELCOME’ seen just before ’HOME’ on way into the area

’WELCOME’ ’TOGETHER’ demonstrating diagonal set out