Walk the solar system

Designer | Artist Louise O'Connor
Year 2010

Despite many a primary school drawing or text book illustration, a true scale model of our Solar System is unfeasible on paper.

Over the Summer, Louise O’Connor gave Londoners a chance to walk the Solar System and get a sense of its true vastness.

A walkable scale model has been installed along the road which begins at Kingsland Road in Dalston and finishes in Stamford Hill. During last Summer, local shopkeepers at appropriate points on the route have been acting as guardians to the planets – hosting models represented by everyday objects, at their correct sizes on this 3.1 km scale.