‘los trompos,’ (spanish for spinning tops)
a giant spinning top art installation,
visits detroit’s beacon park from mexico city
the eight giant, colorful tops, designed by *héctor esrawe and ignacio cadena, are large enough for multiple people to sit or stand inside them, and visitors are welcome to take a spin. they were designed to facilitate play, celebrate culture, and bring people together to interact and connect. Los Trompos is an interactive piece that comes to life when people engage with it. the tops are based on the construction of the actual toy and reflect the work of mexican artisans, as well as mexican culture, art, and architecture.
community comes together to dance in the park
so fun to be here
as all kinds of people stopped by
just to play and connect with each other.
“simply enjoy life and the great pleasures that come with it.”
credits: sonia kahleel, metro times
* héctor esrawe is an industrial designer with a cross-disciplinary design atelier located in mexico city. ignacio cadena is the founder of cadena+asoc. concept design, a mexico-based interior design firm. the two often collaborate with each other, and together they won two interior design best of year awards in 2017
to watch grandie j
and his team
just at the beginning
of learning skills and strategies
but they all try really hard
accept each other just as they are
and have such a light-hearted team spirit.
“with an enthusiastic team you can achieve almost anything.”
kinder gently tucks his little ones in when playing dad.
“a gentle heart is tied with an easy thread.”
once the rain came
and the temperature rose by 50 degrees
and the snow and ice turned
to slush, and mud, and dirty water
and the discovery of this
brought such a level of joy and celebration
to the sandbox
that it was immeasurable.
“childhood is messy and beautiful.”
friends take a break from recess
in the empty water table
while still waiting for some snow.
recess can be so exhausting.
“you never get tired unless you stop and take time for it.”
on the first day
after a long winter break
the kinders (and we) are back at it.
“well it’s life, back to the salt mines.”