Non-compliant bodies in Wales!


View looking down from a balcony at a group of students sitting in comfortable sofas in an old barn-like space. Recently back from a fab 3 days in a farmhouse in Wales, working with Stefan White and colleagues as part of an Manchester School of Architecture Diploma atelier called &rchitecture. The underpinning aim is to rethink assumptions within architectural education and practice about what is ‘normal’, through the inter-linked themes of bodies of work, collective bodies and non-compliant bodies. So, rather than a conventional field trip to exotic places to look at buildings, this event involved creative workshops and lots of discussion. Noemi Lakmaier was a guest tutor, talking about her work, and leading a project on ‘body extensions’.