|Bringing beauty to the party|
|1st line contacts:||Moem, Polyfloyd|
|Is an exclusive team:||No|
|Contact at projectleiding:||Rizoom|
|Backup Contact at projectleiding:||Stitch|
What does Deco do?
The Deco team provides decorations and signage.
- The decorations serve to make the event look good in a coherent way; we use (among other things) signs, flags and lighting objects. Our goal is to welcome people and make them feel happy to be at the event.
- The signage is meant to look pretty, but in the first place it gives information and helps people find their way.
- The lighting we provide is mostly meant to look pretty, but it will also help you find your way in the dark.
The Deco team does not provide
- Design (except for the projects we create ourselves)
- Functional lighting (except for when we do)
- Printed goods for other teams to use
We are on Signal, contact Moem or polyfloyd to be added.
Want to request a sign?
Things Todo - How to help
Deco Map Planning meeting - July 5th 2022 - 20:00 - https://meet.social.mch2022.org/deco
- First draft*
Link to map Mural (PLEASE DO NOT MOVE STUFF! click hand in bottom right corner if you want to just look at it).
A passive image of the map that is safe to look at.
The Decoration Team divides work into separate projects. If you as a decoration team member have an idea about what to make, please create a new project and fill out the details according to the template.
Budget excel file for team Deco'
|Banners for team Content||Rizoom||in progress||600|
|Entrance Gate||Moem||in progress||2,000|
|MCH Letters||Moem||in progress||500|
|Mood Lighting||Polyfloyd||in progress||2,700|
|Phone Booths||Oliver||in progress||500|
|Triangular Bipyramidal Ether Light||Hafnium||in progress||7,100|
Abandoned projects and prototypes:
|Avonturenhuis Window Lights|
We have a pad: https://pad.tkkrlab.space/p/mch2021deco
Sneak preview of what we are working on
|2022-05-01||Print shop order|
|2022-05-08||China 3wk shipping time constraint|
|2022-06-01||Soft deadline for projects|
Print shop Order
On <date TBD> we will place an order at <some print shop, probably Drukwerkdeal> for the following items:
- Fence banners for [Map]
- Location marker stickers for [Map]
Ideas and whatever:
- Small entrance markers (2 painted wooden plates besides the entrance path near the road)
- Lights pointed at the dyke
- UV illuminated stuff
(req. by philmacfly, POC) field phone pedestals and call booths-> Unresponsive
Chronologically descending order
- Deco Map Planning meeting - July 5th 2022 - 20:00 - https://meet.social.mch2022.org/deco
Team Deco meets every 2 weeks, at 21:00 after the biweekly @ Jitsi https://meet.social.mch2022.org/deco
- 2021-09-04 (field day)
- 2020-12-06 (leads)
- 2020-08-22 (field day)
Lessons learned from MCH
- Yes, we really do better when we have a 10x10 tent
- Being accessible and on a main road is not necessarily a good thing. We're not all that public facing.
- Having a large whiteboard right from the start would help a lot.
- Other teams used a Kanban board with post-its.
- Having a bakfiets is great!
- Don't trow away any packaging that is reusable, try keep it intact to repackage items.
- With the number of poles we needed to install, having a (motorized) ground drill to ourselves would help
- We really want chairs and tables. Sitting on benches without a backrest does not work well for everyone.
- Nuts and drinks are very nice to have. A fridge would actually rock. Maybe even a freezer?
- Having a dedicated angel shift coordinator is great and makes everything easier.
- Coordinating angels is a very different skill than long term preparation and planning.
- It's still better to have the gate painted before it arrives, if at all possible.
- If building stuff that lights up and needs to be on video, make sure to avoid interference.
- Basic build up instructions Template:On the wiki printed with the item are essential. Even a rambling set of considerations is a great way for the angel coordinator to know how to guide angels.
- Target for success: A project can be deployed without supervision by angels (a easy/simple to follow instruction is can make it possible to outsource to angels)
- Instructions should contain: what the item looks like, where/when to place, how to prepare/place, and if needed, how to remove/package, what is does when placed properly and how to water and windproof it.
- Angels love the repetitive tasks at tables assembling or painting things. Focus your projects on the difficult bits, have angels/sweat shop sessions do the bulk work.
- Calculate assembly time per unit beforehand and optimize if possible.
- Think about the process beforehand and how efficient it is, keep optimizing when executing.
- Make sure your design lights up in someway to indicate to the angels installing your work so they know they got it right. For example blink red and/or green to show electronics work, network status, etc.
- Check the weather forecast in advance for days on which no work can be safely performed, adjust planning
- Have a good overview of planning for infrastructures we depend on (power, festoon-light poles, gate structure, deco tent), and if possible demand deployment and teardown earlier/later.
- Don't forget the time that same infrastructure goes away again (when is the tent torn-down, when is scaffolding removed, etc)
- would be nice to have more artists participate in overwhelming installations and decorations on the fields/streets
- Some artists came knocking on their own initiative, we should have an processes to streamline this which is openly promoted months in advance
- Maybe look for and offer transport + rent + ticket for the artist of cool existing artworks to be on the event.
- As with SHA2017 was the case, cheap projects that were deemed as a "fun extra" turned out to be very successful. We should find the common denominator between these projects to better allocate funds for the next event
- We didn't have any spotlights, we borrowed lights for the gate but those were floodlights, the dragon and tarp sculpture would improve a lot with a few nice outdoor par lamps (maybe with uv) Example: https://www.aliexpress.com/item/32860860682.html SA007 (talk).
- All structures that we really do not want people to climb on (such as the gate) need signs that say so, and that also explain that climbing them can land the whole event in deep shit, insurance-wise and thus financially. Wish this was not needed, but here we are.
Please add your own!