• Wellington campus •
Team met today to discuss further steps of the project development. It seems that there are two streams going at the same time:
Pillow fort can be a movable space and it is relatively easy to recreate it in different spaces at university. Contemplation space is more difficult to move and create a simplistic space. Victoria University got gifted an old ambulance that they use as a prayer spaces. There's been some controversy over this space.
Action points from the meeting:
Next meeting: week of the 30th January.
Blanket Fort Reflection
Over week 12 (hand-in week) the project team set up a trial of a blanket fort at the back of the Campus Co-Lab space.
They set up a feedback board where students could indicate their mood going in and out of the space. The forts existence was advertised by pillow posters going up in two locations on campus and on Campus Co-Lab's and MAWSA's social media pages. Materials were bought from the secondhand shop including an arm chair, sheets and pillows.
Each day we changed the dots on the board to see if different day had more engagement
Some of the project team (Jacob, Mark and Daniel) met with Mags and Marie today to reflect on the blanket fort trial and talk about what to do next. The Blanket Fort was a great first prototype and the whole team felt like it proved you could transform peoples moods with spaces. The team was really happy with the trial, but there were questions bought up if this was doing what the contemplation room original purpose intended to do. To reflect on the Blanket Fort the team completed a SWOT analysis:
About the project
To provide a generous and caring community space for all Massey students. This space will focus on giving the individual a chance to become silent, to be mindful and to have a space to relax purposefully. This will also aim to be an educational space focusing on emotional regulation, managing stress and spiritual enlightenment.