Kinterbury Creek Bridge
The aim of this socially engaged commission was to address access to and engagement for the community with a designated County Wildlife Site and to give access to the foreshore.
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Commissioner: Take A Part
Partners: Arts Council England
Supporters: Plymouth City Council
Take A Part and Muf worked with Barne Barton Young Ambassadors group to research the bridge design, write the artist brief and choose the design for a new bridge at Kinterbury Creek. The original bridge was damaged by fire on two separate occasions, and it was hoped that by creating a bridge in collaboration with the community there would be a real sense of ownership of the finished work. The project also addressed issues of access to the foreshore in a community where 90% of waterfront access is cut off due to Ministry of Defence use of land.
Take A Part is a socially engaged audience development group that focuses on communicating with economically deprived areas through contemporary art projects.
About the Artist
Muf are a London based contemporary art and architectural firm; they have international acclaim and have received awards for their innovative designs. Their primary aim is create projects that engage communities and give them a sense of place and ownership of their environment highlighting special, social and economic infrastructures of the public realm.
Read about the ‘charming’ new bridge on Plymouth Newsroom website.(Accessed 22 February 2018)