Design consultancy All of Us has created an interactive donation box and website for young people’s theatre company Chickenshed.
The installation sits in the foyer at Chickenshed in Southgate, north London, and highlights the fact that the organisation is a charity.
All of Us, which won the business after a two-way pitch, devised a 1m LCD screen, which plays a slideshow of still photography from performances. When a donation is inserted through a slot it alters to show actual footage from Chickenshed performances.
Simon Sankarayya, art director at the consultancy, says, ‘We realised that the foyer is a place where a lot of people congregate, but there was nothing visual for them to look at. We decided that all the good work that Chickenshed actually do should be shown and it would be nice to make it interactive. So you get people milling around to donate also. It is also generic, so it can be updated with a different bit of video footage,’ he adds.
In addition, the website – www.chickenshed.org.uk – features improved information, as well as affirming Chickenshed’s new brand identity, created in November 2006 by Venturethree.
All of Us has added a shop and ticketing functionality on-line and the ability for visitors to communicate in a secure forum.
Chickenshed runs youth workshops, outreach projects and education programmes.