The Power of Making: Using food to transform spaces
In Year 1 students from both BA (Hons) Architecture and BA (Hons) Interior Architecure and Design all work together. This year we have examined the city at many scales - from the personal to the urban. We learn to see the familiar with ‘fresh’ eyes.
We started with an exploration of the relationship between food and space including the act of finding, selecting, preparing, eating and sharing food. We wanted to examine and experiment with how we use space to accommodate sharing food.
We backed up our experiments with a visit to the “the Power of Making” at the V&A and by talking to the curator.
We selected locations and invented urban picnics for two people before designing and preparing a ‘pop-up’ celebratory feast for the whole year group that was exhibited as part of the Aldgate Project.
In the second semester we focused more closely on Aldgate. Our neighbourhood of choice was Brick Lane on the periphery of the City of London. We examined how this peripheral location has defined its attraction and use since medieval times.
We wanted to examine, meet and record the existing communities in all their forms as well as accommodating and introducing new communities on the periphery: making food and goods for the City.
The first year design tutors and students would like to thank all those who came to our crits, let us visit their practises or came to show us their work.
|Private view||Thursday 28 June 2012, 6pm-10pm|
|Opening||Friday 29 - Thursday 12 July 2012
Mon-Fri 10am-6pm, Sat 11am-3pm
|Venue||Spring House, 40-44 Holloway Road, London N7 8JL|
|AJ Journal||Architects Journal (subscription needed)|