The Park constructed in Stratford for the London Olympic and Paralympic Games is one of the largest urban parks created in Europe for more than 150 years. Fantastic Factology has invited a wide range of participants to be part of this exciting transformation of east London through the collection of 'fantastic facts'. Using postal and digital submissions and workshop events, hundreds of facts have been collected.
A number of benches distributed throughout the Park now display plaques describing a selection of the collected facts. These nuggets of knowledge, from astrology to zoology, have been collected from the broad experience of the local community and global specialists from a variety of fields. They are statements to excite, bewilder, inform and inspire.
A team of local artists and designers, The Klassnik Corporation, Riitta Ikonen and
We Made That, have been commissioned by London to develop a family of landscape features in the Olympic Park. They have been working in collaboration with the Olympic Delivery Authority’s (ODA) Arts and Cultural Strategy and Landscape and Public Realm teams.
The Fantasticology project is a series of interventions in the Park, including Fantastic Factology, planting designs for wild-flower meadows in the south-east corner of the Stadium island and distinctive entrances to The Greenway at Wick Lane and
Graphic Design by Europa