Living with Buildings

Join OCA tutor Jayne Taylor on the 12 January at the Wellcome Collection in London.

We’re surrounded by buildings all the time, but how do they affect our physical and mental health?

Explore the role colour can play in making us feel better, see a pioneering mobile clinic designed to provide adaptable healthcare in emergency situations and examine the history and continuing reality of how we design for health.

Featuring works by Andreas GurskyRachel Whiteread and Martha Rosler, as well as buildings designed by Goldfinger, Lubetkin and Aalto, this exhibition examines some of the ways in which architects, planners and designers influence our health, self-esteem and ideas about society.

Consider the urgent connections between our homes and our health and look anew at the future of our built environment in this major exhibition.

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There will be a booking fee of £10 for the event. If you are interested in attending please complete this form.

Featured image: Living with Buildings exhibition, Thomas SG Farnetti. Source: Wellcome Collection.

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  1. Hazel Bingham 12 December 2018 at 9:32 am

    I would love to have come to this as my tutor recommended this exhibition for my work. However I will be in London the week before so will be unable to attend.

  2. Jayne T 13 December 2018 at 6:32 pm

    Ah that’s a shame, Hazel! Will you have time to see the exhibition while you’re in London? If not, you might find this interview with the curator helpful, as well as Iain Sinclair’s book ‘Living With Buildings and Walking With Ghosts’:

  3. Derek Trillo 14 December 2018 at 10:41 am

    That looks fascinating Jayne: any chance of shifting it 200 miles north? 😉

    1. Jayne T 17 December 2018 at 11:31 am

      Ha! More than welcome to join us, Derek – it’d be great to see you there if you can make it.

  4. Derek Trillo 14 December 2018 at 10:59 am

    To anyone interested in the effect of architecture, the experience of travelling through the spaces, the significance of sounds, smells, textures etc. as opposed to the purely visual that you may get from images can I recommend the following? See especially Henry Plummer’s book for all the above and Davide Rapp’s short article on how cinema and architecture can reveal something about each other. Journal articles might be available online via UCA’s library.

    Lefebvre, H., et al. (2014). Toward an architecture of enjoyment. Minneapolis, University of Minnesota Press.

    Penz, F. (2004). “The architectural promenade as narrative device: practice based research in architecture and the moving image.” Digital Creativity 15(1): 39-51.

    Plummer, H. (2016). The experience of architecture. London, Thames & Hudson.

    Rapp, D. (2015). “Lights, Camera, Architecture!” Architectural Review 1416: 22-23.

  5. Jayne T 17 December 2018 at 11:32 am



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