Our starting point is to acknowledge the complexities and paradoxes inherent in orthodox spatial design practice in order to unearth the dubious simplifications and missed opportunities that result from the tendency to fictionalise future use and impose fixed boundaries upon space, practice and occupation.
In anticipation of ‘The Creative User’ our proposals originate from a close focus on the existing condition, paying particular attention to local take-overs, autonomous occupations and the blurring of boundaries of ownership and programme. When considering questions of technology, we are driven more by intuition, desire and chance than by precedent, economy or established practice.
Our intention is to push the boundaries of spatial design practice, not simply in pursuit of technological data or technology transfer but to explore the potential for creative innovation that comes from a shared understanding of
The following work was completed by students from the course over the last few years.