Site visit and analysis.
The brief for Discovery Block is to researh the historical, contemporary and cultural context of Luton.
For this part, I visited Stockwood DIscovery Centre, Wardown Park Museum, Hat Factory Luton which is close, High Hats store and Luton and University Library.
As part of the brief is to do a mapping audit of the space, from the corner of Bute Street and Guildford Street right up to main entrance of School of Art and Design.
As a deliverables, we should create:
1 x A3 moodboard showing the site analysis, site map, buildings analysis, street observations, views in and around the site, different journeys.
2 x A3 moodboards showing my research into Luton’s history and the history of the “hat making industry”
1 x A3 moodboard showing your mapping and observations of the users of the space, begin to establish for who I’ll design.
Luton History, companies and activities:
Hat Making history:
Different types of hat:
It was really interesting to descover Luton’s history. It was a real pleasure to find the Hat factory and to read about hat history.
For next block, Define, I will design something starting by a hat design.