'diy' wallpaper that describes and decorates an area in
London – Crystal Palace.
feels like an island already as it's so high, and if sea
levels rose 100m (for instance as a result of extreme climate
change) it would be the only island in South London. Based
upon a series of open and creative conversations in a delicatessen,
the project explored where customers came from that morning,
that decade, or that generation and where the food they
were buying had come from too. The finished work was a decorative
pattern, featuring the 'Island' of Crystal Palace and mapping
its world-wide connections, while at the same time playing
with the idea of how those same (flight-based) connections
might result in the area becoming a real island one day.
The finished wall paper was made available as a downloadable
file with instructions on how distant people who didn't
want to travel could still experience the area, by printing
and hanging the wallpaper.