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Very like minds

Mosley, Jonathan; Warren, Sophie

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Sophie Warren


The illustrated paper 'Very Like Minds' explores the creative practice and research process for the production of the installation 'A Nodding Acquaintance'. This new work by artist Sophie Warren and architect Jonathan Mosley was commissioned by Edge Arts for 'Parallel (of Life and) Architecture' group exhibition with Assemble & Simon Terrill and The Decorators & Goig in response to the work of Alison and Peter Smithson. The exhibition took place at Edge Arts, Bath University, Bath, UK from 22nd September to 4th November 2017.

The paper briefly surveys the thinking of architects Alison and Peter Smithson with regard to human association and social relations embodied within their writings and housing designs, and how this formed a starting point for the installation, developed through models, diagrams and drawings. The gallery work is described and illustrated referencing its intent in terms of social choreography, proxemics and engendering human relations and its response to current social and political contexts.

Presentation Conference Type Conference Paper (unpublished)
Conference Name 'Alison And Peter Smithson: Ideas, Architecture And Impact’ Symposium
Start Date Nov 4, 2017
End Date Nov 4, 2017
Acceptance Date Nov 4, 2017
Publication Date Jan 1, 2017
Deposit Date Feb 1, 2018
Publicly Available Date Feb 1, 2018
Peer Reviewed Not Peer Reviewed
Keywords art installation, architecture, Alison and Peter Smithson, brutalism, social choreography, mediated presence, practice-based research, design research, social relations, hierarchy of association, modernism
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Additional Information Title of Conference or Conference Proceedings : 'Alison And Peter Smithson: Ideas, Architecture And Impact’ Symposium
Contract Date Feb 1, 2018


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