• Parcade

  • a project by Daphne Chan, Lisa Cumming, Fiona Kenney, Lucy Wowk, Emily Skublics


I had the great pleasure of supporting the “Parcade” design team - Daphne Chan, Lisa Cumming, Fiona Kenney, Lucy Wowk, and Emily Skublics - through design, fabrication, and installation phases. I was invited to be a mentor for the Ryerson ShapeLab design challenge, a weekend hackathon event from which 4 winning teams of students were selected to design public installations to be set along King street for the summer as part of King Street Transit Pilot Project. I was paired with the “Parcade” team as a technician of the Design Fabrication Zone, and wee hard worked together over a few months to bring their whimsical design to fruition.
Each "Parcade" cabinet has an interactive analog game that connects visitors to St James Park which the cabinets are located next to, teaching them about the native tree species in the area, encouraging them to count the number of bikers and animals in the area, and navigating a squirrel through a siteplan of the park. The arcade cabinets double as planters, appearing to have been overtaken by plants growing out from within them. Step stools pull out from below to accommodate users of all heights.
CNC cut details
CNC cut arcade cabinets designed to be easy to put together and take apart for temporary installation
Laser cut logo
I was also able to offer some assistance for another team's project, Caravanserrais. This design speaks for itself! It is a seating element that seats 20 in the same footprint that a single car would take up on the street.
  • 2018

  • St James Park, Toronto

Part of Shapelab TO’s competition; Everyone is King”. For the King Street Pilot Project. Provided close mentorship, supervision, and support while working at TMU’s Design Fabrication Zone.


Tanya Mok
Alyssa Katherine Faoro
Fiona Kenney
Lily Jeon