Public Exhibition: MATTER—AIS
13 December 2019, 9:00 am–5:00 pm
This public exhibition of student work presents an interdisciplinary perspective on the relational ecologies of architectural design.
Caroline Rabourdin and Kirsty Badenoch
North Observatory and Front LodgeUCLGower StreetLondonWC1E 6BT
Through a series of installations, second year students from Architectural & Interdisciplinary Studies BSc and Bachelor in Arts & Sciences programmes at UCL explore the potentials and pitfalls of a selection of 'matters' in their essential form.
Matter is the generic term that encompasses all that surrounds us, whether at micro molecular level or macro level, whereas material is measurable and intended for use. Students’ installations are the result of extensive research undertaken on the qualities, characteristics, socio-economic impacts, extraction and processing of a specific set of man-made and organic matter, and their transformation and application as material.
Located in the North Observatory and Front Lodge at the heart of UCL Quad, the installations interrogate and reimagine eight essential matters:
- Plastic polyethylene and polypropylene
- Fluorescent mould
MATTER–AIS comments on current situations of extraction and exploitation, and invites the public to rethink these processes through encountering the unexpected and haptic, at the scale of the human body.
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Image: Materials. Year 2 AIS Design and Creative Practice Students 2019.