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Soft Civic
by Bryony Roberts Studio

Bryony Roberts Studio, "Soft Civic," Exhibit Columbus, 2019
Hadley Fruits

Soft Civic is an installation that encourages playfulness and interaction at City Hall in Columbus, Indiana.

The project responds to the architecture of City Hall and its symbolic role as the centre of civic leadership.

Custom-fabricated structures with colourful woven surfaces activate the public spaces around the building's main entrance as destinations for play, performance and participation.

Made through macramé knotting of nylon rope, the woven panels bring textures of domestic space into the public sphere.

The structures host a series of community-driven events on themes of democracy and leadership.


This project has been longlisted in the installation design project category of Dezeen Awards 2020.

Designer: Bryony Roberts Studio
Project: Soft Civic

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