This project explores themes surrounding the fear of the inevitable loss of meaning, memory and identity in places threatened with change. The project is set in Hackney Wick; a high profile example of a disregarded, marginal realm now lauded with value as a sanctuary for otherness.

A dual programme of an Alzheimer’s Respite Facility (literal, physical loss of memory and identity) is paired with artist and workshop spaces (the retention of character and user in the area) to explore both the confluence of the two diverse programmes, their integration, and how these themes may be formally and tectonically resolved. The result aims to pair poetic, often explored notions within a project of contemporary meaning and demanding regulation.

Awarded the ‘Stephen Welsh Prize in Draughtsmanship’

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Thesis Project  |  2011  |  The University of Sheffield


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