We hope that the pod’s design will operate as a new node, or platform for student gathering which strengthens community ties, facilities important conversations and reactivates certain spaces on campus which are underused. The pod will provide a new, alternative space which encourages students to pause in their day, wherever on campus they may be, and connect through exploration, engagement, and conversation around both ideas as well as food.The pod will be designed in way which allows for the user to easily hitch and unhitch it from a bike for storage, cleaning or repair purposes. The pod will be highly mobile and lightweight and easily towed by the average bike rider.
Check out the photos below to see how our process is evolving.
We have just finished conducting our second in a series of installations in the core of Neilson library to gather opinions for functions that the cart should contain or facilitate. We have been synthesizing the information we’ve received and we are currently moving into the building phase of the project.
We are very excited about this project and the benefits that it could bring to the Smith community. Check back on this blog for more updates on our process. For other updates on our progress follow @theflashpod on Instagram.
Claire Clapp Adams is a senior American Studies major and Landscape Studies minor; her studies revolve around the built environment and landscape history. Geneva Strauss-Wise is a senior Architecture major with interests in creative reuse and environmental psychology.