The Bartlett School of Architecture


The Kiosk: The Diggers Festival of Peace

04 May 2018–18 May 2018, 9:00 am–5:00 pm

Drawing from the fourth Kiosk exhibition

Architecture MArch Unit 13 student Adrian Yankee Siu is the fourth exhibitor in our micro-exhibition space, The Bartlett Kiosk. Adrian's work proposes a speculative settlement to relocate an eco-activist community called 'The Diggers' in London. 

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The Bartlett School of Architecture, 22 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0QB

The Diggers crafted an off-the-grid woodland village in Runnymede and hoped to provoke land reform by highlighting this disused land. The Diggers also advocated an ecologically sustainable living model with dwellings built using local materials. In 2015, these squatters were eventually evicted from their self-constructed homeland, after a lawsuit over land ownership.

Adrian's experimental plan in Benfleet aims to extend the legacy of The Diggers and establish a living ecosystem governed by changes in nature, such as sun movements and seasonal transitions. The 'Festival of Peace' would be hosted to celebrate their reform, as well as to promote social autonomy and equality. 

About The Bartlett Kiosk

The Bartlett Kiosk is the school's micro exhibition space for student work. Located next to the entrance of our Bloomsbury home, 22 Gordon Street, The Bartlett Kiosk presents installations to the general public at street level. 

If you are a student or group of students interested in exhibiting in The Bartlett Kiosk, please contact Patrick Weber with your proposal.