Fantastic Factology. Part of a series of commissions for the London 2012 Olympic Park. A series of 56 bespoke stainless steel & enamel plaques were installed on benches distributed throughout the Park each displaying a fact.
A programme of structured workshop events held on the nearby Greenway and at Stratford Town Hall were central to the generation of content for the plaques whilst also acting as a means to encourage local engagement and a sense of ownership of the Park as whole. Alongside the physical events, submissions were accepted via a specially created website & postcards from a range of invited specialists.
Nuggets of knowledge, from astrology to zoology, that draw on the broad experience of the local community. The facts are broadly categorised into Natural World, Distance/Measurement, Local History, Aquatics and Miscellaneous and installed in locations that promote a relationship between each specific fact and it’s physical. Exciting, bewildering, informing and inspiring visitors to the Park for years to come.
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Stratford, London
Olympic Delivery Authority
Riita Ikonen, We Made That