This year’s architectural students of the University of Portsmouth‘s Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries investigated, within the heritage environment of Winchester, the future role of architecture in defining the interface of contemporary cultural exchange. Through a number of thematic studies, this ambitious programme sought to challenge architectural, social and cultural conventions to envision innovative spaces in a historical city.
How can history, technology, culture, landscape and innovative thinking inform design and regional cultural identity? How can we map, decipher and activate a place where Roman traces, Saxon and Ecclesiastical enclosures and the memory of Jane Austen coexist with gentrification, tourism and Pokemon-go?
This exhibition is a collaboration with the Hampshire Cultural Trust that seeks to initiate a discussion concerning future urban transformations and cultural interfaces, and is part of a continuing practice and research exploring the interrelationship between collective memory, narrative, identity and architecture. It will juxtapose the museum collections with speculative architectural drawings and artefacts in order to entice public into the space.
Exhibition: Tina Wallbridge & Pablo Martínez Capdevila showcasing students from Studio 1, Master of Architecture and third year BA (Hons) Architecture 2016-17 in Collaboration with Hampshire Cultural Trust
Monday to Saturday: 10-5
Image Credits: "Wunderkammer Absentscape" by Alexandra Mares, second year Master of Architecture student, Studio 1