‘EVERY YEAR IN JUNE, THE SITE UNDERGOES A RAPID TRANSFORMATION FROM RURAL FARMLAND INTO A TEMPORARY INSTANT CITY HOUSING 250,000 PEOPLE.’
GLASTONBURY: RURAL / URBAN
The project is situated on Worthy Farm, Somerset on the site of the worlds largest music festival, Glastonbury. Every year in June, this site undergoes a rapid transformation from rural farmland into a temporary instant city housing 250,000 people. The intention is to analyse the relationship between the rural and urban to provide a platform for local farms and organic waste to become an integral component of the urban context of Glastonbury festival.
'AN INSTANT CITY'
Growing up 2 miles away from Worthy Farm, and working with Block 9 and the Rubbish Art. Project during Glastonbury201 has given me the opportunity to establish a rich network of collaborators, friends, and partners at Glastonbury Festival. Throughout the project, my ambition was to collaborate with this network to culminate my research in the form of a live built structure at Glastonbury Festival 2020. Due to the festival being postponed in light of the COVID 19 pandemic, the direction of my proposition shifted towards a longer term collaboration, Setting the foundation for a future live build.
Worthy farm is in a unique financial and creative position, as it is owned by the Evis family who organise Glastonbury Festival and is already leading the conversation around sustainable agriculture. In 2016 they installed a 124kW anaerobic digester used to coverts cow slurry into biogas and electricity to power the farm. (site photos)
124kW ANAEROBIC DIGESTER