David was invited on to Cambridge 105 Radio recently to discuss ideas for improving the diversity and popular use of Cambridge Market Square.
You can hear his interview with Alan Alder here (24 minutes in) broadcast last week on Flavour, where they discussed The Fusion Works’ involvement with Collusion’s Maker Challenge to support the development of Cambridge as a ‘smart city’.
“Feel free to contact us at the Cambridge Market Square website and we’ll start bringing people together. It’s not entirely altruistic, we want to make our environment better for ourselves, as well as others.”
What is Collusion’s Maker Challenge?
Collusion is an innovative, not-for-profit company that works at the intersection between arts, technology and human interaction. The Maker Challenge set by Collusion, was to identify ways to improve the urban environment of Cambridge through the combined forces of creativity, technology and human ingenuity.
Jeremy, our Creative Director, worked alongside Nicky Buckley, Steven Ogborne, Michelle Law and Marcus Romer to tackle the problems facing the Cambridge’s market sector. The team identified the opportunity to develop the use of Market Square beyond the current use by sole traders.
A Multi-fuctional Market Square for Cambridge
Creating multi-functional ‘market stand/seating’ would enable the square to move from trading to contemporary, entertainment space within a minimal time frame. Attracting more people to the square would raise the profile of Market Square as a valuable, public space in the heart of the City, without loss of commercial benefit to the long-established market.