How to Tickle the Past: We will begin with a journey to the nearby British Museum where we will seek to stumble for a while into the past. We would like to look at artefacts crafted by different cultures of alternate times - why were they made; who made them; how? Do objects show or tell us something; do they pay tribute to a god, a story, to a way of life? Can we extract forgotten or hidden logics for seeing the world through myth, ritual and craft and use this to catalyse the creation of unique architectural characters? We ask you to follow your intuition and choose an object that truly captures your interest - we challenge you to draw its stories, make it, decode it and eventually translate your observations into an architecture that emerges from this dialogue with the distant past. Perhaps your interest lies with artificial scholar’s rocks, or perhaps with an Inuit bird spear? What if, for example, you are interested in the moment that a deer’s antlers are carved to fit a human face - for which scenario does this head-dress exist; what are we masking; can we still see?
Tutors : Egmontas Geras, Sonia Magdziarz, Karen Ko & Patch Dobson-Perez