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March 7, 2010 1 comment
Last changes!

Football oval, with bunny statue.

Poppy and Noah’s house.
Aerial walkway combined with rollercoaster.

Now to figure out what we’ll do with the model…and the debate starts now!

March 7, 2010 Leave a comment
This may be the second-last batch of photos from Tiny Erskineville. The tide of tiny humans and their camera-wielding parents has receded as we close up shop for our debate. Come and hear some opinions (and give yours) about town planning, exciting new developments and the problem with fresh fruit.

A parisian cafe for Erskineville.

An artificial ski slope opposite Thomas Dux park.
Sad. Jordan’s father wants to see him more.
For public health and safety, a free syringe dispenser outside the Town Hall.
A dig site in the church car park.
A glitter museum – is it a museum showcasing different types of glitter, or a museum made of glitter?
A tennis court above the pharmacy.
The Pet Shop is now also an Animal Shelter. As long as there are still fluffy puppies it’s ok.
Glitter road, and an underground tunnel rendering Erskineville Road a pedestrian only area. The underground tunnel transports cars and always plays Lou Reed’s ‘Berlin’.
Several proposals for pedestrian-only Erskineville road, and even more proposals for rollercoasters, waterslides, and catapults to transport people from one side of Erskineville to the other. It seems like nobody will actually be using the sidewalks?
Voila. The catapults.

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Even more photos to follow these ones. Clearing out the room in ten minutes to start preparations for the debate. One one hour left of Tiny Stadiums 2010 😦

Play area for kids inside the Erko. Suggested by a child.

Giant chocolate cake in the street for anyone to enjoy.
Ropes course attached to treetops.
Free Public Vacuum outside the Dry Cleaners.
Our response to several criticisms regarding the price and quality of available chinese food.
Lego blocks to play with.
Dangerous wildlife park (made by the little boy who suggested it).
Anti-Gravity Chamber.
Umbrella vending machine near the train station.
Colourful footprints recognising the gay culture in Erskinville.
A Bi-Monthly holiday which involves people bringing their BBQ’s out onto the streets and enjoying some mustard (the proposal stressed mustard appreciation).
BBQ park area and playground. There sure have been a lot of proposals for playgrounds. How many playgrounds does a small village main road need?
Tantric Temple.

Suggestion that Erskineville should have less children – sign was placed on the Arc.
A response – some children thought it was insulting to be weeded out in new Tiny Erskineville and so suggested more kids.

Last day!!!

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It’s our last day!!!

Here are some changes from yesterday, plus the latest additions. We’re going to keep building until 4pm, and then set up for our Sexy New urban Debate, which will kick of at 4.30.
It’s been incredibly busy today, and the room is brimming with festival-goers and enough small children to make us feel like a craft version of The Wiggles.
Note: We are not the next Wiggles. We’re far too sexy and exciting.

Saturday building times.
A new Pet Shop, with fluffy animals (i hope they’re puppies).
Our exciting whiteboard, which we note changes on each day, and our ledger which contains a record of every change made over the last two weeks, as well as the time it was completed and who the change was suggested by.
A trampoline on top of the new Hundertwasser community centre!

Cafe Shenkin is now open earlier
Erskineville now has an Arc de Triomphe, over Erskineville Road, which is now a river system complete with boats.
Fun building times.

More photos to come very soon!

Last day of Tiny Stadiums

March 7, 2010 Leave a comment

Yesterday was off the chain. Goo fights outside the pyramid, dancing pedestrians, greenhouse relaxation, photo shoots and bald caps. We were busy too; yesterday we made about 30 changes to the model, and received another 20 proposals for today. We’re going to be flat out finishing this for this afternoon. You should make sure you come up today and see everything, and then stick around for our mock debate on ‘The Future of Sexy Erskineville’. If you’d like to be involved in the debate, which should be a lot of fun, let us know!
More updates throughout the day, but we hope to see you up there!

Saturday Changes

March 6, 2010 Leave a comment

There’s still a huge stream of people coming in, and the proposed projects are piling up on the wall.
Here’s some of the things we’ve put in:

Courtesy of Sanja, a Batcave (Batman Museum);

A large water fountain;

A rocket atop PACT;

A community park and BBQ area;

And a gentleman came in with a pre-made change – he wanted to install a safety light in the road opposite the Erko, for safety at night.

We’re also building a giant (it’s more than one foot tall) chicken to be placed upon the Erskineville, a Parisian Bistro, and Matt’s Tequila Bar Desert. Tomorrow is your last day to come up, so check us out and build something for Erskineville. We’ll be having our mock debate on ‘The Future of Sexy Erskineville’ at 4.30, so come along to that too, and join in.
Let us know what you think in the comments!

Festival Blog

March 6, 2010 Leave a comment

We’re getting a bit snowed under here with people and proposals, but in the meantime you should look at the Festival Blog. It’s being updated by visitors to the festival as they come in. It’s a bit lovely.
I’m going to try get things a bit sorted here, and then I’ll post an update full of photos from the morning.

But for now, here’s Erskineville’s new Arch de Triomphe, with a demographic change suggested by a visitor.