Time to Change; Talk to Me

As part of this year’s designjunction, multi-award winning British designer, Steuart Padwick showcased ‘Talk To Me’: a powerful and engaging two-piece interactive installation situated along King’s Boulevard in King’s Cross. These large-scale works, standing over 5 metres high, were in support of the mental health anti-stigma campaign, Time to Change.

Photography: Tim Cole

Light and sound elements incorporated into the installation by international consultants Hoare Lea, created a default breathing sound coming from each figure. When someone approached one of the pieces from the front, they triggered a proximity sensor and the figure’s ‘burden’ cracked and emitted a glow of light.

This cracked structure graphically lessened the weight and the piece spoke positive, uplifting words specially written by a diverse cross section of people including notable poets and writers. Through ‘Talk To Me’, Padwick hopes to illustrate the importance of reaching out a hand to someone who is bearing the weight of an issue – through communication these burdens can be lessened.

Armourcoat were pleased to sponsor the ‘Talk To Me’ project to support this important campaign.

As today is World Mental Health Day, please share the Talk To Me film, directed by Dan Henshaw, a Citizen Films production. #talktomeLDN #timetochange #SteuartPadwick #WorldMentalHealthDay


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