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Communication Donkeys
RCA student project, 2000

The second MA project in Mil's Commuter Games series, Communication Donkeys were functioning prototypes developed in response to a call for submissions for new street furniture for the walkway along the South Bank, London.

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The response proposed divided pairs of twinned communication furnitures that would face each other across the River Thames at 2 vantage points - a metaphysical 'bridge' whose principal function was to connect strangers across the north-south divide.

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Various types of communication were proposed but for the exhibition 2 'phone donkeys' were built in cast concrete; each with only one destination number available.

© mil stricevic 2009