Unsupported browser

For a better experience please update your browser to its latest version.

Your browser appears to have cookies disabled. For the best experience of this website, please enable cookies in your browser

We'll assume we have your consent to use cookies, for example so you won't need to log in each time you visit our site.
Learn more

Canterbury School of Architecture at the University for the Creative Arts

  • 2 Comments

Canterbury shares a campus with a flourishing  art college founded by the artist Sidney Cooper in 1882

The school

Canterbury shares a campus with a flourishing  art college founded by the artist Sidney Cooper in 1882. It is part of the biggest arts university in the UK, with 6,500 students from 76 countries studying on five campuses.

The show

If this show is a prelude to what Canterbury can achieve under its new head, Allan Atlee, then things can only get better for the university.

How is it presented?

A professional approach to presentation means outstanding work is able to shine – from the freehand sketches from a first-year field trip to Rome to the presentation of an urban portrait of Canterbury.

Star students

The degree school chose New York as the site for its show. Luke Hills’ Meat Smoking Centre – showing animals hoisted by the heel and ending with only the sound of the pig’s squeal – is presented as a metaphor for life postbanking crisis. It’s reminiscent of Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle, the book that nearly brought down Teddy Roosevelt, and put me off sausages for life.

What about the diploma students?

The Diploma School took Cedric Price’s 1965 radical critique of the university system, ‘The Potteries Thinkbelt’, as its starting point, with Ivan Chang transporting the proposed education infrastructure as a link between Oxford and Cambridge.

  • 2 Comments

Readers' comments (2)

  • Just thought I'd point out the image attributed to Luke Hill is in fact by Beth Lambert from the Diploma. The rest are split between Beth and Ivan Chang.

    John Bell
    Course Leader Graduate Diploma Architecture.

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

  • Oh yes - the last is by Matt Hudson - sorry Matt!
    JB

    Unsuitable or offensive? Report this comment

Have your say

You must sign in to make a comment

Please remember that the submission of any material is governed by our Terms and Conditions and by submitting material you confirm your agreement to these Terms and Conditions.

Links may be included in your comments but HTML is not permitted.