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Agitpod, 1997 -

Agitpod: the pedal-propelled, solar-powered, projection vehicle

It is:

  • fun!
  • propelled by the Brox quadricycle
  • built from light, durable and sustainable materials
  • futuristic, optimistic & eye-catching in design
  • powered by solar energy
  • used to attract, stimulate and agitate about issues
  • a local vehicle - only arrives by pedal-power (no putting it inside a truck)
  • compact when travelling, and when stationery opens out, containing...



the Agitpod on the streets of London
  1. a tent - a small-scale performance, discussion or exhibition space
  2. a slide/video projection system, small-scale internal screen by day, large-scale back projection onto the tent/buildings for outdoors summer cinema by night
  3. a sound system.
  4. data projection capacity


Collaborators

AGITPOD concept was devised by PLATFORM, and developed with ecological designer Nick Edwards. It was designed and built with Aaron Abraham, John Fisher, Fezzie Hassan, Carlton Johnson and Cuong Phan - 3d design students at Southwark College in 1997/8, facilitated by Nick Edwards.


Thanks to Southwark College , School of Creative Studies, Head - Chris Avis, and staff on ND GAD and 3d Depts, Terry Horsley, Milli Muritu, Alan Jerrett, and the workshop at Surrey Docks Centre, Drummond Road, London SE16 4EE.

Brox by agreement with Patrick Field, London School of Cycling. Thanks to Patrick for continuing advice and support.

Solar energy advice and kit from On-Site Power, King’s Lynn.

Thanks also to Simon Bayly - Theatre Pur, Neil Burford - Univ of Dundee Architecture School, Chris Lefteri, Sylvian Hertenberg, Jane Leighton, Nick Stewart, Jason Truman, Steve Turner, and Bill Wright.

AGITPOD was funded by Arts Council of England, Bridge House Estates Trust, DETR Local Projects Fund, and London Arts Board




working on the Agitpod

 

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