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Spaces Buildings Make

Spaces Buildings Make


Spaces Buildings Make  is a collaborative research project staged at two sites in London, Phase II, a purpose built art and design school designed by Bill Howell for the firm Howell Killick Partridge and Aims for Middlesex Polytechnic in 1978, and Denys Lasdun's 1976 Royal National Theatre. We engage a range of practices to question how artistic research might contribute to the way these architectural schemes (and our memories of them) evolve and are understood as practices as much constituted by the activities of their users as they are by those who designed them.

Project Director: Aoife Mac Namara, AHRC Creative Research Fellow: Andrew Kearney, Leverhulme Trust Research Fellow: Anthony Kiendl, Artists: Aoife Mac Namara, Andrew Kearney, Michael Sherrin, Thomas Cuckle. Research Intern & Project Manager: Thomas Cuckle


Data Digest Part 1 (Kearney et al, 2005), New Well-Tempered Building (Mac Namara, 2006), Notice Board (Cuckle, 2006), Heeley Cam (Mac Namara, 2007), Assembled Landscape (Kearney, 2005-ongoing), Peter's Smoking Room (Kearney, 2005), Untitled - Figures (Cuckle, 2007), A Script for Five Voices (Mac Namara, 2007), Botanical Research Terrace (Kearney et al, 2008), Intersection (Kearney, 2008), Phase II: Speculative Practices, On Art, Architecture and Curating (2007, Mac Namara ed.), Spaces Buildings Make: A Laboratory for Critical Spatial Practice (Kearney, Mac Namara, Sherrin, 2008), Bill of Quantities, (Mac Namara, 2008), Spaces Buildings Make (Mac Namara, Cuckle, eds., 2008), Informal Architectures: Space and Contemporary Culture (Kiendl, 2009)

A preview of the publication 'Spaces Buildings Make' (Mac Namara, Cuckle, eds., 2008) is available on Aiofe Mac Namara's webpage here.