The 2010 Brit Insurance Design Awards: Linda Brothwell Repair Project, Lisbon

Although we still have a little bit of mileage left in our IMM/Designers Fair coverage … it is slowly time for something a little different .

And so it came as a real delight to receive a mesasge from Linda Brothwell concerning her nomination for the Brit Insurance Design Award 2010.

Cheers!

Linda’s project isn’t associated with Platform 21, but rather was part of the 2009 Experimenta Festival in Lisbon.

Invited by the British Council to participate in their “Timeless” contribution, Linda, along with her fellow particpants was asked to respond to the dual implications of the subject – urgency and the passing of time.

Linda’s response was to use traditional techniques – for all wood inlaying based on traditional portugese embroideray patterns – to repair damaged park and street benches in the Portugese capital.

A few impressions from http://lindabrothwell.com can be found below.

In the coming weeks we will “analyse” the majority of the Brit Insurance Design Award nominations – including Linda Brothwell – in a little more detail.

Until then, good to finally be up to speed with the project… and once again thanks for getting in touch.

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Linda Brothwell, Repair, Lisbon

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Linda Brothwell Repair Lisbon ... detail

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