So for the first time in history at the School of Architecture at the University of Plymouth, we are exhibiting our work in London! The exhibition is in collaboration with Gdansk Technical University and has been kindly sponsored by the Polish Cultural Institute in London.
Why the Polish connection? We went on a 10 day field trip to Gdansk back in October 2010 where we met city officials, explored the urban landscape, and worked with students and staff from Gdansk Technical University. Our urban strategies and building proposals react to the social, political, economic, spatial and environmental impacts of major transport infrastructure developments in the district of Wrzeszcz.
By bringing together the work of students from different cultural backgrounds and with different aspirations, the exhibition provides a background to initiate debates in urban development in the context of the (post) financial crisis.
The exhibition will run from Monday 13th June to Saturday 18th June. There will be an ‘official’ opening of the exhibition with a public debate entitled ‘Is radical architecture possible?’. We have two guest speakers, critic and writer Owen Hatherley and Plymouth’s own writer and academic Malcolm Miles, who will put forward their arguments. This will start on Monday 13th at 16:00 and finish at 18:00.
There will be a private viewing for invited guests only from 18:00 on Monday 13th June, after the debate.
General public viewing of the exhibition runs from Tuesday 14th to Saturday 18th June and ALL are welcome so spread the word!
Don’t worry if you can’t make it to London – the work will also be exhibited in Plymouth at the beginning of June – details tbc.