For the 2014-15 Lille Design for Change Challenge, we were tasked to tackle the concept of "mass catering" in Lille, France. Our approach was to encourage citizens to drink tap water instead of expensive, wasteful bottled water.
Lake to Lille is a mobile, interactive exhibit that builds trust and pride in Lille city water by taking students through the journey of tap water “from lake, to Lille.” By involving primary school students in a model process of water collection, filtration, and distribution, Lake to Lille engages themes of sustainability, economics, and community health, and creates lifelong tap water drinkers.
My work in this project is mainly about logo design, app game design and story board in truck.
We proposed the solution of Lake to Lille: a mobile, interactive exhibit that builds trust and pride in Lille water by taking primary school students through the journey of tap water “from lake, to Lille.” The exhibit, contained in two trailers, driven by a biodiesel-fuled truck, travels from school to school and becomes an out-of-the ordinary experience for students ages 6-11.
Once entering the exhibit, students travel through four rooms with playful, participatory exhibits that are metaphors for the stages of water treatment: (1) collection from nature, (2) extensive filtration in the treatment plant, (3) distribution through the city pipes, and (4) the many uses of water at home. Throughout the process, they discuss issues of sustainability, health, and why Lille tap water is of very high quality.
In the Collection phase, children enter from the rear door of the truck. They walk through a “lake” filled with balls that symbolically represent water. Blue balls signify clean water, while the purple, pink, yellow, and green balls represent impurities found in unfiltered water. Each set of colored balls is a different size.The students collect the water along with its “impurities” and bring it into the next stage, the “treatment plant.”