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  • Venue:
    Portland Works Makerspace
  • From:
    March 01, 2018
  • To:
    March 08, 2018
  • Location:
    Yorkshire
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High Desert Test Sites

I had always hoped to visit High Desert Test Sites, and the trip coincided with HDTS 2017, a semi-annual series of roving events that bring together artists responding to Joshua Tree, Twentynine Palms, and the surrounding area of high desert. […]

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Carmen Argote / Panel Los Angeles / Laura Aguilar

Started the day meeting Carmen Argote at her solo exhibition ‘Pyramids’ at Panel Los Angeles – the installation uses poor materials, ripped cardboard, coffee grounds, pine needles, to reflect upon economic mobility, labor, and the potential of sculpture as a […]

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Parker Ito / Culver City / Reserve Ames

Started the day with a studio visit with Parker Ito (represented by Chateau Shatto) seeing new work in progress, chatting about his ‘Capitol Records Shit Toots’ photobook, and planning a collaboration in the UK for late 2018. Followed this up […]

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Commonwealth and Council / The Pit

After a quick visit Downtown to visit Chateau Shatto, Monte Vista Projects and DTLA, all located in the same building, I headed across to Koreatown to visit Commonwealth and Council and meet with Young Chung who heads it up. Described […]

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The Getty Centre / Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA

Although not the purpose of my visit, the trip coincided with Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA an exploration of Latin American and Latino art in dialogue with Los Angeles. Led by the Getty, Pacific Standard Time: LA/LA is a collaborative effort […]

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Introduction

Sȯ-nə is a collaborative project between UK based artists Beth Kettel and Sean Millington. The duo share a common interest in considering and incorporating all aspects of exhibition making as artwork through working across disciplines, and through collaboration. Sȯ-nə is […]

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Sauna – Nature

Our time spent on Stockholm’s archipelago wasn’t as rich an experience as we had hoped in regards to being able to experience private saunas. We actually had a more successful time visiting private saunas whilst in the cities. We learnt […]

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City – Sauna

The bathing culture within the cities tended to over-complicate the simple nature discussed above, which correlates with the general ways of city vs country living in Sweden. There is a return to the luxurious over simple functionality like in the UK, […]

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City – Nature

There are examples of a return to utilising nature and a simple harmony of function and practicality found at Ribersborgs Kallbadhusl in Malmo and Bastun i frihamnen in Gothenburg. At Ribersborgs in particular, where, firstly, you are presented with a walk […]

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Sara Soderberg
The Public Sauna
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Swedish bathing culture

This is a blog documenting and describing some of our experiences researching into the Swedish bathing culture. We will try to share our take on the culture and introduce a few places that we visited and the characters that we […]

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Give me some truth

My initial idea of gauging an artists lot in Italy was beginning to seem redundant. Basically, the situation for artists, more or less, is the same the world over. We are all pursuing an ideal, a conviction or a vocation […]

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Untitled blog post from "A Brief Account"

This project marks the beginning of an investigation into architecture, spatial theory and practice. More specifically an examination within ongoing contemporary research, in an effort to comprehend the discourse surrounding the Anthropocene. As a whole, my work reflects on ideas […]

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Piece 1 – Entering Like most tourists visiting Hawaii, I travelled across the landscape in a rented jeep albeit often in solitude. The journeys to each destination outline a spatial narrative between multiple urban and natural sites, which I was […]

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Piece 2 – With a bit more cynicism The sky in Hawaii is open and unequivocally intimate and beautiful. Millions of stars pepper the pitch-black sky, some flicker and some shine steady. All visible to the naked eye, at times […]

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Piece 3 The drive to Kailua-Kona was characteristically “steeped in emotional geography” [5], otherworldly and barren with dramatic fluctuations in temperature and weather. Long stretches of hot tarmac dissect through the dry landscape accompanied by forest fire warning signs and […]

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Piece 4 Having briefly covered two major sites and hoping to interrogate catastrophe a little more, I continued my journey south, towards Kalapana Gardens. Before reaching Kalapana, I detoured to the southernmost point of the island, registered under a historic […]

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Piece 5 Modern anthropogenic climate change, chronic erosion and human pollution in the atmosphere have forced many outcomes. One of which is Hawaii’s response to how urban and regional developers intend to tackle island sustainability through architecture. I continued my […]

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Piece 6 For my final days on the island, I stayed anxiously in Pahoa, in an accommodation located five miles from the notorious Hotspot. I trekked along the coastline during the day, taking advantage of the humidity and volcanic atmosphere […]

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Piece 7 – In a wider context Some locals feel it’s incumbent on us all to adapt in order to minimise the negative impacts of global warming. Within the realm of adaptation, architecture is currently at the forefront of this […]

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Piece 8 – Afterthoughts with a few points of refinement By making this brief submission I hoped to essentialise the infrastructure throughout Hawaii Island as a means to comprehend architecture in the Anthropocene. The sites visited describe an increasingly unstable […]

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Wild Camp
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The Plan of St. Gall

The Plan of St. Gall. Switzerland. July 2017. A journey that was to continue a journey that began long ago. Or as Wittgenstein much more eloquently put it, “it is so hard to find the beginning, or rather, it is […]

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A Brief Account

Considering architecture in the age of the Anthropocene: a site based investigation on Hawaii Island

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