Figure/Ground

New Date: TBC

Kingston School of Art, MA Architecture

Curated by Jane Houghton and Andrew Budd

Figure Ground is a curated group exhibition of mixed media work produced by post-graduate MA Architecture students of Kingston School of Art’s architecture department as part of their studies.

The works draw on a research visit to Denmark and Sweden in the autumn of 2019 to study significant buildings that demonstrate a shared (Nordic) architectural culture of strong formal and spatial composition combined with an interest in material craft in response to their particular settings and purposes.

The works describe ideas about buildings that combine both private and public functions in and around Richmond, in urban and more open settings.

Using a variety of means and working methods to develop material and spatial languages appropriate to each site the students have been encouraged to seek answers to their questions by adopting practices that encourage intuition and emotion and an interest in making an architecture of meaning and presence.