Exhibition: 25.06.2013 – 05.07.2013
Studio 6 - Theatrum mundi
Merged KGX and Venice by John Odametey
Studio led by Jane McAllister & Gareth Stokes
About the show
The railway cut, immediately south of KXG station has become the site for ‘the World as a Stage’. Spanning this crevasse and exploring themes of theatre, studio 6 have designed a piazza, cinema and small theatre uniting the local industries and residents across the divide.
Retreat from the public realm is expressed in our urban fabric; streets and public squares are viewed as something to move through rather than be in. This project has attempted to revalue public activity by addressing an attitude toward sociability, pleasure and civility. Metaphorically, it mirrors the realities of life in the form of fictional, prosaic and mythical events and relocates our role as both spectators and actors within the city. To unfold the project, we explored studies of ‘balcony’, ‘labyrinth’ and ‘veils’ which engaged the fragility and mythology of urban spaces from our field trip to the Veneto region in northern Italy. These we transposed to KGX reviewing these as inhabited envelopes between city; theatre, cinema and piazza.
|P.V.||Tuesday 25 June 2013, 6.30pm-10pm|
|Opening||Wed 26 June - Fri 5 July 2013
Mon-Fri 10am-7pm, Sat 11am-5pm
|Venue||Spring House (1st Floor)|
|Studio||Architecture Studio 6|
|Course||Architecture BA (Hons) RIBA Part 1|