7-day weeks are a concept created through tradition alone, but they can be changed for our benefit in the contemporary society we find ourselves. Exploring ways to make people think about radical change. What if we permanently had an 8-day week? Typical work would be five day working week and three day breaks.
South Hill Park 2/3 July 2016
At the Engage with ART event at South Hill Park, the 8thDay Project became a conversation piece for the many visitors who came through the park over the course of the weekend. A small prize draw was on offer for those who participated in the conversation and left comments and thoughts through filling out a postcard that was pinned to the giant '8'.
One highlight of the interaction was hearing the group of 11-13 year olds who independently sat and debated the concept amongst themselves without parental/adult prompting for a good quarter of an hour, occasionally coming back to me to ask questions on certain points. The other highlight was the man who chatted at length on Saturday, then came back on Sunday and told me he had been thinking about it 'in bed all last night'.