The studio continues its focus on East London and this year investigates the potential for urban and architectural interventions within Bow. An area demarcated by a historical accumulation of natural and artificial boundaries adjacent to the 700-year-old Bow Church will be proposed as the site for a cluster of buildings to house an array of complementary organisations. Using the model of social enterprising as a reference point, the project briefs will speculate with the potential that these groups have as drivers of community-based regeneration and property development. The first project was an exercise in the abstract mapping of Bow, taking its cue from the psychogeography developed by the Situationist International. The work reflects students’ individual responses to the site, based on subjective experience while exploring the area on foot, rather than objective data from maps and research.
The work will be exhibited in the Gallery until Friday 8th November.
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Eric Martin and Nikolai Delvendahl