Edmonton Summer Festival - Pymmes Park - 2015

The Edmonton Summer Festival took place in Pymmes Park in Summer 2015 programmed and organised by the local community. As part of the festival Millfield Theatre and Circulate London worked with renowned French artist Olivier Grossetete to bring The People's Tower to Edmonton. The temporary towers were created local people in workshops at Millfield Theatre, constructed using nothing more than people power, tape and cardboard boxes! The tower was unique, a direct response to the architecture of the location or developed through community inspirations, such as Musgum huts and Gaudi’s Batllo house in Barcelona. The simplicity of the execution meant that the project crossed language barriers, was ability accessible and engaged over 4000 people across its five locations. Despite their differences, the towers were a monumental display of community effort, each growing to at least 21m before being ceremoniously demolished.

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