P3 Hub - Architectures of Change: Four Continents, Five Perspectives
Fri 29 Jun '12 - Sun 15 Jul '12
35 Marylebone Road
London NW1 5LS
As one of the focal points for the International Showcase, the cavernous space of the University of Westminster’s Ambika P3 gallery will be transformed into a series of unique exhibitions exploring five countries where change has been etched upon their architectures.
In the heart of Westminster’s Marylebone campus, Taiwan, Namibia, Serbia, South Africa and the Caribbean will come together to present architecture, cities, structures and ideas that have all undergone radical shifts. A tensile structure of seed-lined cotton threads will span the main hall, designed by Taiwan’s National Cheng Kung University. The evolution of the city is explored by Serbian architects in the ‘dialogue room’, alongside a filmic portrait of Johannesburg.
Further contributions include an investigation into an ecological design revolution from the Chinese Culture University in Taipei; a critical understanding of the post-colonial Namibian city, and a 3D look at the changing use of responsive natural materials in the Caribbean.
The Showcase Hub Space will also be home to a series of talks and debates jointly organised by the University of Westminster and the British Council, on the themes of ‘Design Diplomacy’ and ‘Expanded Territories’, to investigate how architecture and design can be tools for diplomatic engagement.
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