Student Shows 2014: University of Greenwich
Rakesh Ramchurn reviews Greenwich’s end-of-year show
Work was divided by unit, with a greater emphasis on 2D work than on models or materials boards. As well as an exhibition at the college’s maritime campus, which sprawled over several rooms the university also organised a pop up exhibition at Old Street underground station - which the university’s academic leader in architecture Simon Herron thinks has an interesting intersection of the casual passersby and design community alike,presenting an ideal opportunity to test a travelling micro show.
Heron added that the college hopes to have a similar pop up exhibition in future years. Future exhibitions will be held at the architecture department’s new campus on Stockwell Street, designed by Heneghen Peng Architects, where the school is moving to next month.
Standout unit & student
Unit 15, entitled ‘Post-Scarcity Architecture’ and introduced with a suitably poignant quote by philosopher Slavoj Žižek, stood out for its emphasis on film and animation work to explore the ‘next technological revolution’ as experienced at a site on Canvey Island in the Thames Estuary. Standout student was Kate Lynham of Unit 15 who produced a striking array of graphics and animation work in her project Game City, which explored the “next technological revolution” using architecture, film, graphic design and photography.
- Rakesh Ramchurn, editorial assistant, The AJ