Lasercut MDF, rice, sugar, nuts and bolts, bells, pasta, spraypaint
The coat check in Museo Tamayo (Mexico City, Mexico)
coatcheckplay was a 2-month exploration and 1-week deployment of ideas that evolved around using play as a way of creating new types of cultural practices in the museum. In the case of the final prototype, the focus was around a moment of intimate exchange that happens between visitors and the museum - the coat check.
Wooden cubes made from sheets of lasercut MDF contained things such as rice, sugar, nuts and bolts, squiggly pasta, and bells. They produced different kinds of sounds when shaken.
The simple intervention created a series of new interactions between the visitors and the coat check staff, and some small games were invented in the coat check during times when there were no visitors.
Special thanks to the coat check staff for generously willing to participate in this design experiment and for helping me collect documentation.