Image: 'Tiny Travelling Theatre'
Kevin Haley is a director and co-founder of aberrant architecture, a multi-disciplinary design studio and think tank. Aberrant has established a reputation for playful, provocative and interactive projects which use architecture and design to introduce new and unexpected ways of experiencing the world, winning D&AD and Design Week awards for their work in 2012 and 2013.
Aberrant work with public space, buildings, and interiors, public art, furniture, books, graphics, events, installations and exhibitions, regularly collaborate with local community groups and other design professionals and place people at the heart of everything they design.
Operating simultaneously as a think tank, aberrant identify, question and research relevant issues in contemporary society in order to look beyond 'building a building' and to establish themselves as problem solvers as well as designers.
In 2010 aberrant were architecture residents at the Victoria and Albert Museum (V&A) and in the same year they co-founded The Gopher Hole, a gallery/venue in London, which through a public exhibition and talks programme provided a platform for critical debate on the arts and society. In 2012, aberrant were selected to exhibit in the British Pavilion at the 13th Venice Architecture Biennale.
Recently completed projects include: ‘The Small Coal Man’s Tiny Travelling Theatre’ a mobile theatre, towed by a Camper Van, toured the streets of London during Clerkenwell Design Week (2012). ‘Devil Amongst the Tailors’ a rethink of the British ‘Pub’ table for the Wallpaper* magazine Handmade exhibition at the Milan Furniture Fair (2012). The Social Playground, a giant interactive landscape, built in collaboration with local community groups, for the ‘Knowledge Lives Everywhere’ exhibition at FACT (2011) and The Gopher Hole, a small exhibition venue, project space and performance area, in the Shoreditch area of east London (2010).
- Interior Design BA (Hons)
- Interior Architecture and Design BA (Hons)