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A bench designed and built by architect Laure Ledard from RARA co-operative and engineer Oliver Coles has been installed in Gillett Square. The bench will be in Gillett Square for a month (till 20th December 2014), returning next year in the warmer months. The design of the bench is similar to much of the street furniture in the UK, but with headphone jack points that enable people to listen to the audio from the project (over 50 interviews between 1 and 5 minutes long). Two / three people are able to sit on the bench and up to eight people will be able to listen to the audio at any one time. The audio is powered by solar panels fitted into the bench.

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