Fibre is a connected tree that invites passers-by to sit down with it. The tree then imparts its wisdom by “speaking” to them. This idea was developed from a Playable City Lagos workshop. The project’s creators envisioned talking “wise” trees being dotted around the city, re-connecting nature to the everyday. It’s a particularly pertinent intervention for Lagos, a city which has suffered from deforestation and seen population growth gobbling up a lot of former parkland and green space.
During Playable City Lagos Fibre was tested with Lagosians who took the time to talk, connect with, and explore the previously un-noticed tree in a busy venue. This revealed exciting possibilities for future installations of the tree. Eventually Fibre could repurpose itself to become a source of information via tactile feedback, sharing knowledge with passers-by about things happening within it’s spatial universe.