Archive for the ‘Project Space’ Category

New Coasts

Sunday, March 3rd, 2024

Students from Unit C, Masters of Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at University of Greenwich, have curated an exhibition of their in-progress designs. Projects explore the coastal landscapes of Landguard Point, Felixstowe, and they question what is lost and gained as these landscapes go through designed and unplanned change. 

Helena Rivera and Ed Wall have worked with students over the last three years in Unit C, developing techniques of making tapestries to tell stories of landscapes going through change.

The tapestries are layered to portray complex urbanizing landscapes of infrastructures, processes and operations. Their three dimensions reveal spatial forms and sectional thickness. And their multiple scales connect human interactions with material, political and more-than-human contexts.

The New Coasts exhibition presents a curated work-in-progress through tapestry prototypes and working drawings. Students develop individual projects through generous collective practices. Their endeavours build on three years of in-depth research, design experiments, and evolving discourse between students and tutors in Unit C. 

The landscapes going through change that students have examined over the last three years include those told through myths and land injustice (2021/22), future coasts and climate (2022/23) and working coastal landscapes (2023/24). 

The tapestries are thick and heavy, designed to be hung, and read as narratives that connect specific histories of places with designed futures. They tell stories of everyday landscapes, challenged by processes of shifting sands, complete urbanisation, rising sea levels, extractive dredging and global container ports, layered with extraordinary designs of more equitable, shared and possible futures. 

RADIO GHOST

Friday, November 10th, 2023

 ‘Audacious, subversive even’ – The Guardian ✭ ✭ ✭ ✭ 

‘One of the most striking events in the LIFT 2022’ – Time Out

Lumen Prize 2023 Winner

IndieCade Live Action Award Nominee

In RADIO GHOST, you are a ghost-hunter, broadcasting your journey as you reach through portals into the far-away dimensions of a haunted Mall. You and your team of hunters will have to blend in as perfect shoppers to unlock ghost stories, in this mission that is part walking game, part interactive radio show and part ghost-hunt.

BOOK SLOTS HERE

For further details on the projects, check the ZU-UK website.

For further information about the Sound/Image 2023 visit here.

The Centre for Creative Futures and the Sound & Image Festival at the University of Greenwich present Within Touching Distance, Binaural Dinner Date and Radio Ghost in partnership with the Institute for Inclusive Communities & Environments

BINAURAL DINNER DATE

Friday, November 10th, 2023

Recommended by Evening Standard and Guardian Close Encounters.

Part audio-led interactive performance, part dating agency, BINAURAL DINNER DATE invites strangers to get to know each other better through carefully designed experiences. 

BDD invites genuine applications from individuals looking for love, existing couples who simply want a different dating experience or friends who want to experience the interactive audio performance.

In the experience, participants are set up on genuine dates – with their partners, friends or complete strangers – while a voice in their ears, as well as a Waiter and a Matchmaker, guide them through the curious urban ritual known as dating. 

You can bring your own date, or we will find one for you.

BOOK SLOTS HERE

For further details on the projects, check the ZU-UK website.

For further information about the Sound/Image 2023 visit here.

The Centre for Creative Futures and the Sound & Image Festival at the University of Greenwich present Within Touching Distance, Binaural Dinner Date and Radio Ghost in partnership with the Institute for Inclusive Communities & Environments

WITHIN TOUCHING DISTANCE

Friday, November 10th, 2023

Exploring the importance of touch, WITHIN TOUCHING DISTANCE takes one audience member at a time through a journey from childhood to adulthood and old age through the medium of a bedtime routine. The artwork combines an immersive VR and spatialised binaural audio-world with a live, intimate one-on-one performance, in which a caring choreography of touch is received from the performer and synchronised with the VR experience. 

WITHIN TOUCHING DISTANCE is a one-on-one live performance that combines human touch, spatial audio, VR synchronisation and is part of a larger research project exploring the role of XR and human touch in digital mental health therapies. The project has recently been awarded one of the first ever Inclusive Innovation Awards and received a special mention by the Jury at Sheffield DocFest Alternate Realities Competition for the courageous application of its “innovative multidisciplinary approach to challenge audiences in a way that is specific to its form”.

BOOK SLOTS HERE

For further details on the projects, check the ZU-UK website.

For further information about the Sound/Image 2023 visit here.

The Centre for Creative Futures and the Sound & Image Festival at the University of Greenwich present Within Touching Distance, Binaural Dinner Date and Radio Ghost in partnership with the Institute for Inclusive Communities & Environments