research & development - international best practice

international best practice

The Viareggio Carnival, Italy
Visit to the workshop of world-class carnival maker Gilbert Liberge, to research new methods for the creation of large scale carnival builds.

The Festival of the Kukeri, Bulgaria
We visited Bulgaria to explore the Northern European traditions that involve fire, music and costume and understand how they have been sustained within their communities for generations.

Public Space in Barcelona
We researched public space and people, and met with CCCB, the awarding body for the 5th European Prize for Urban Public Space.

Geants of Northern France and Belgium
To research the ancient Geant tradition, track down the Geants, and learn from the artists who make them.