The Work So Far…
After speaking with my mentor during the month of April 2018, I agreed with him that it's important to document this journey I am on, so prepare for quotes, sketches and understandings of the world of architecture and how poetry can come together to pioneer a new form.
Feature 1: Guest Editor of Wellcome collection (Oct 2018)
The Living with Buildings exhibition looks at architecture and health from a historical perspective, but what's the relationship between architecture and health on a personal level for someone living today?
We asked poet and spoken word performer LionHeart to commission five new stories on how architecture and the built environment can affect our mental health and sense of identity. Their essays and illustrations capture the essence of how buildings and the world around us affect our emotions and mental health.
Feature 2: Grimshaw Architects Poet in Residence (Mar 2019)
As part of the 2019 poet in residency with the firm, I was welcomed to curate an exhibition with the team and provide a talk and reading of my findings so far. The results were incredibly insightful.
Also as part of ACE DYCP, I flew out to their NYC offices to continue my research on emotional inhabitance, the experience opened my eyes in how culture may affect my results.
Feature 3: Japan - 2 days in (May) 2019
Earlier today in Japan, I had a conversation with someone and it gave me so much intrigue in regards to how space is seen. Particularly when that culture perceives the use or absence of space, between things, so differently.
Only two days in, and there is so much information to take in, observations that I must reflect on rather than brain dump onto a page, because there’s a quality of order and tranquility here, which assures me things will fall into place, just as the composite placement of residential homes find balance in being beautifully clustered together.
Perception of space from different culture, this is something to note for future reference.