Architecture for an Extinct Planet: Now Open to the Public
2 March 2020
Bartlett Teaching Fellow Dr Polly Gould presents an exhibition of visionary fantasies and utopian manifestos at London-based gallery, Danielle Arnaud.
Exhibiting until 21 March, the exhibition, entitled Architecture for an Extinct Planet, presents a series of works in paper, glass and sound, revisiting some historic visions of the future to engage with contemporary debates on our survival.
A collection of works will be on display, including:
A series of coloured glass and lantern slides of zoo animals in captivity.
Architecture for an Extinct Planet: Birds of Paradise
An architectural maquette in coloured glass, copper and solder, partially constructed out of magic lantern glass slides illustrated with exotic birds.
The Crystal Chain: habit/refuge
A wearable tent shelter made of paper and fabric for multiple inhabitants. In a human-scale model of the Mont Blanc alpine range, contemporary alpine huts and refuges are imagined as dwellings for those becoming refugees in a changing climate.
Manifesto for an Architecture of Atmospheres
A sound installation, which explores the relationship between the built environment and the collective political voice. It asks the audience to repeat in call and response a sequence of phrases, including ‘Concrete is no more concrete than air.’
16:00, 21 March
123 Kennington Road, London SE11 6SF
Join Polly and Rachel Tyler (from Royal Holloway, University of London) for a conversation on the work of Architecture for an Extinct Planet.
This event is free. No booking is required.
Dr Polly Gould is a Teaching Fellow at The Bartlett School of Architecture for Architecture MArch, Architectural History MA and Situated Practice MA. She has exhibited her work in the British Library, as well as various Botanic Gardens, Natural History Museums and international gallery spaces. Polly completed a PhD in Architecture & Urban History & Theory at The Bartlett School of Architecture in 2016.
Lead image: Polly Gould, The Crystal Chain: habit/refuge, 2019. Working drawing.
- Other images
1. Polly Gould, Architecture for an Extinct Planet, 2020. Installation view, Danielle Arnaud. Photograph by Oskar Proctor. Courtesy of the artist and Danielle Arnaud.
2. Polly Gould, The Crystal Chain: habit/refuge, 2020. Paper, inkjet print, watercolour, thread, mannequins. Photograph by Oskar Proctor. Courtesy of the artist and Danielle Arnaud.
3. Polly Gould, Manifesto for an Architecture of Atmospheres, 2020. Sound, wood, organdie cotton, geodesic hubs. Photograph by Oskar Proctor. Courtesy of the artist and Danielle Arnaud.