We started working with the idea of omikuji, fortunes written on strips of paper at temples and shrines in Japan. In our variation, visitors will make a donation to Architecture for Humanity at the site and recieve a strip of paper on which they may write a wish (possibly for a specific Architecture for Humanity project). They will then fold their paper wish and place it in a pre-cut slot in one of the softwalls that we have specially prepared. As donations accumulate and wishes are made, the walls will fill up with the physical manifestations of goodwill and hope for the projects.
We will take timelapse photos of the walls throughout the event in order to create a film that shows the transformation as the blank surfaces blossom with wishes.
studio prototype of the omikuji wall
Adam cutting wish slots
detail of the finished wall