Scene-zine articles from April 2015

30 April 2015

Maps Exhibitor: Max Research + Innovation

Max R+I is a group at Max Fordham consultant engineers concerned with research and development in the fields of environmental design, building systems, resource use and experimental architecture.

Hareth Pochee is a physicist, engineer and sometime artist with a passion for design. Born and raised in Barnsley, South Yorkshire he found his way to London via Manchester University physics department. Hareth predominantly works in environmental design of architecture, but his other work include collaborations in film, kinetic sculpture and AV installations. Hareth’s past and current design projects include MAXXI with Zaha Hadid Architects, Brockholes Visitors Centre with Adam Khan Architects, Gourcy School Burkina Faso with Artilce 25 Architects and a giant solar powered floating duck for the LAGI competition.

For ‘Maps‘, Max R+I are exhibiting their installation called ‘Kilowatt, Gigawatt, Terawatt, What?’ (or kW, GW, TW, W? for short) which forms part of Max Fordham’s ongoing research into the UK’s use of energy within the built environment. The piece itself is an animated digital visualisation of energy use in London over a typical day. The group used geographical census data along with their own numerical simulations to produce a model of where and when we use heat and electricity throughout the capital. The resulting animation illustrates the distribution of intensity in human activity as it shifts from residence to work place and back again. ‘Kilowatt, Gigawatt, Terawatt, What?’ is intended to fascinate, inform and bewilder!

Hareth will be presenting more on kW,GW, TW, W? at an evening of talks on Friday 8th May – join is for Looking Closer at Mapping.

 

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29 April 2015

Maps Event: Draw Your Own City!

Scene + Joana Cardoso are to host Draw Your Own City! – a free family map-making event as part of Get Creative – a year-long celebration of British arts, culture and creativity.

Draw Your Own City! is organised by Joana Cardoso as part of Scene’s May Maps exhibition, and will be on Saturday 9th May from 11-2pm at 70 Paul Street, EC2A 4NA.

This map drawing workshop is suitable for all age groups, and will be supported by artists Susannah Bradley and Cristina Antonelli. Drawing materials will be provided – you just need to bring yourself and your imagination! Please sign up for a space at this Eventbrite link.

Members of the public can keep up to date with Draw Your Own City! by following @scenezinetweet on social media sites or checking back at Scene-zine.

About GET CREATIVE

Get Creative is a campaign led by the BBC and What Next? in partnership with a huge range of arts, cultural and voluntary organisations across the UK. It is a major celebration of the arts, the culture and the creativity that flourishes up and down this country and is enjoyed by millions.

The campaign is a celebration of the world-class arts, culture and creativity across the UK and sets out to encourage a broad audience to engage more meaningfully with the arts.

Get Creative, led by the BBC and What Next? came about as a result of the Warwick Commission on the Future of Cultural Value and collaboration with Voluntary Arts, Culture at King’s, 64 Million Artists, Fun Palaces, Cultural Learning Alliance and Arts Council England.

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29 April 2015

Maps Exhibitor: Eva Rudlinger

Eva Rudlinger graduated with an MA in Fine Art from the Chelsea College of Art & Design, since which she has exhibited internationally including shows in UK, Estonia, Iceland, South Africa and Australia.

For ‘Maps‘ Eva is exhibiting ‘Absent Night’. This work explores artificial light sources in the context of dispersal and ephemeral spaces, operating on a factual and poetical level. Part of the works originated as an echo of some time spent in northern latitudes with the absence of a wholly dark sky during summer and vice versa in winter.

It is a map in the form of a perforated light box reinterprets global areas of artificial light density records from satellites, in conjunction with a series of drawings with ink on paper.

A few words from the artist:

The transformation of elemental conditions, materials and places into distilled microcosmic concepts forms the source of recent works.

Using primary means such as light, energy, space and scale as a catalyst to explore perceptions of time and the temporal, thoughts and processes. Weaving together randomness and symmetric

complexities under varying conditions of atmospheric context, with the capacity for change. The elastic dynamics of the art works can be understood as contextualised practices expressed across a range of artistic forms.

Absent Night, Eva Rudlinger

Absent Night, Eva Rudlinger

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28 April 2015

Maps Exhibitor: erect architecture

erect architecture is a Hackney based architectural practice led by Barbara Kaucky and Susanne Tutsch. The practice erect has developed an expertise in community architecture, education and the field of play. Inhabitation and the social aspect of architecture are key concerns of erect’s work. The practice treasures the cross-fertilisation and innovation that comes from working with users and stakeholders, creative collaborations and teamwork.

erect’s projects have been published internationally and won awards such as the 2015 MIPIM Special Jury Award, the Selwyn Goldsmith Award, several RIBA Awards and the international Children’s Making Space Award 2010.

Palimpsest: Vauxhall

This map was produced by erect architecture as part of the research phase of the Vauxhall Missing Link public realm framework. The aim of the framework was to create a delightful and coherent public realm, specific to Vauxhall whilst improving connectivity and urban greening. The framework proposals curate existing and create new places of interest. The concept of the ‘Promenade of Curiosities’ structured the framework.

It is inspired by John Tradescant, buried in the Garden Museum at the northern edge of the site. He was a collector and curator of a famed cabinet of curiosities at his Lambeth home, known as The Ark.

This map superimposes a series of historical maps onto each other. It is composed of tracings of the annotations of these maps to provide insight into the evolution of the place. Elements of Vauxhall’s history were then used to inform ‘curiosities’ along a route that connects the new Nine Elms development to the south and the South Bank to the north.

Team: Sarah Clayton, Susanne Tutsch

Vauxhall Missing Link, erect architecture and J&L Gibbons

Vauxhall Missing Link, erect architecture and J&L Gibbons

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27 April 2015

Maps Exhibitor: Cristina Antonelli

Cristina Antonelli graduated in 2005 with honours in Architectural Engineering at the “Universitá degli Studi di Pisa”. She has since participated in the Bauhaus Kolleg post graduate Program, an interdisciplinary course run by the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation, and studied a Master in Visual Design at the Scuola Politecnica di Design in Milano.

Cristina enjoys working in different fields moving from architecture and urbanism to graphic design, and has worked in the cities of Pisa, Edinburgh, Berlin and Florence.

For ‘Maps‘ Cristina has submitted a personal map which was created in response to a brief to design a “Dictionary of myself from A to Z”.

Cristina’s response was to create MELAND, a set of illustrations which make up a way of mapping memories that she feels contributed to shaping her personality.

Excerpt from 'Meland' Cristina Antonelli

Excerpt from ‘Meland’ Cristina Antonelli

Cristina will also be taking part in the BBC Arts Get Creative Workshop on Saturday 9th May, where we ask participants to draw their own personal maps in a family mapping event.

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26 April 2015

Maps Event: Looking Closer at Mapping

Friday, 8th May, 6 – 8pm

70 Paul Street, EC2A 4NA

An evening of presentations delving into the use of mapping as a tool and how to map the unmappable.

Kate CheyneThe University of Brighton

Deep Mapping

The relevance of Deep Mapping to architectural design and understanding and the value of placemaking.

Andy BoltonApplied Wayfinding

How do maps show change?

As soon as a map is published it is out of date. Everything a map tries to pin down, solidify, on the page changes. Borders are redrawn, coastline erode, cities expand and buildings are demolished. 

Hareth PocheeMax R+I Group at Max Fordham

Kilowatt, Gigawatt, Terawatt, What?

A presentation of the project created for ‘Maps’ illustrating the distribution of intensity in human activity as it shifts from residence to work place and back again.

Caspar RodgersAlma-nac

Balls!

Behind the project ‘Balls!’ – an open source installation that mapped any inputting data the client wanted to collect into movement and colour.

*£3 entry inc. a glass of wine – book through Eventbrite

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