Interiors Year 3 Studio 03: Red Rose Haven

Studio brief

Studio 3 will work with Rotherhithe communities, questioning how the unprecedented events of 2020 that have driven commuters, visitors and opportunists away from the inner city, call for new spaces to live and work in. 

Whereas the first two decades of the century have seen gentrification and real estate development push locals away from their sought-after neighbourhoods, erasing the cultural tolerance of London; might the decades ahead hold a different fate for inner-city communities? If so, how should the Canada Water Action Area Plan adapt to this urban exodus of our time, so as not to become yet another ruin to capitalism and commercial development once commuters work from home? 

In the first semester, Studio 3 will survey and intervene in the Brunel Museum, whilst simultaneously researching its community and historical development. We will understand their values and ways of living, designing for and with them. If Rotherhithe ceases to be a satellite of the City and Canary Wharf, how might the museum re-position itself in the community, becoming an active catalyst for community resilience?

Low view of industrial brick facade with red frames and door with winch hook and climbing plant


Course Interior Design BA (Hons) 
Tutor Patricia Mato-Mora
Where Calcutta House
When Tuesday and Friday

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