The Thresholds Project is a public art project for the Cambridge Affordable Housing Framework commissioned by Cambridge City Council in partnership with Keepmoat Homes. I worked with Glass Artist Louise Watson to create bespoke glass balconies and door glass for seven housing developments across Cambridge. Each site has its own distinct design devised with young people from the neighbourhood.
Symbolic talismans have often been used to mark a threshold, to ward off bad spirits or show status. People often decorate their threshold to represent their individuality. The student designers were asked to look up and create their own symbols to represent the notion of Home for use within the designs for the threshold glass.
The symbolic motifs are to be layered within the double glazed units with maps of the local neighbourhood relevant to each site. The resulting artwork marks the threshold between private and public space.
To further explore the notion of Thresholds and to encourage new residents to explore their community, a puzzle trail for each neighbourhood has also been devised in partnership with Discovery Games