Community: A Mascot Proposal
A mascot proposal for two corners under the Roosevelt Island Bridge, focusing on the the relationship between form and space.

Collaborated with the talented Shiqing Chen, who I’m grateful to meet in my life.

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2020
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OBSERVATION 1: SHARED FORMS

Corner 1
The objects look liked stacks of cuboids.




Corner 2
The objects look like a group of cylinders.




OBSERVATION 2: COMMUNITY

In a macro persepctive, these two corners look like schools of fish or flocks of birds in their own ecological communities.




MASCOT

With these said, we thought the best mascot for Corner 1 and Corner 2 is respectively a net of cuboid and a net of cylinder. Its dimension is changeable, tailored based on each “species” and “individuals” in both corners.

Compared with a 3d figure, a net, which can be folded back to a 3D form, allows more flexibility and nuances, both species-wise and individual-wise. This apporach also allows the objects to maintain their own formal similarities with each other. Plus, a net looks more like a creature than a 3d cuboid/cylinder.’





GRAPHIC CATALOG

These two catalogs illustrate each corner in an ecological sense. Different colors portray different species living in the same community.