Date(s) - 08/10/2015 - 09/10/2015
12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Nick Wood, architect from London (UK) and current Droga Architect in Residence, will respond to this year’s theme of “Life on the Edge” through a lecture and workshop that explores the existing relationship and potential futures between Adelaide’s CBD and outer districts.
Adelaide has grown beyond its original plan to engulf surrounding townships and now sits with the ocean and mountains defining its edges. Within this workshop we will explore the future of this “life on the edge”, employing quick modelling techniques to better understand the potential of current thresholds between the sea, city, mountains and the desert beyond.
In doing so we will question how the city currently works? is it right to expand outward over green pastures with the threat of desertification looming? How can the cooling effect of water be brought deeper into the heart of the city?
Through the workshop we will produce a series of speculative proposals which will be arranged and documented to form an abstract cross section of a Future Adelaide with the window of the hub space.
Nick Wood, founder and director of How About Studio, will commence his Residency in September 2015, focusing on the role of the awning in inner urban environments. A London based design practice, How About Studio works internationally on projects ranging from event based installations, to furniture and permanent buildings. Wood has worked with large cultural institutions and international arts festivals to create a diverse portfolio of high quality interventions. Wood has been a visiting critic at a number of London schools and teaches at Brighton University.
For more information and to book for the workshop, visit http://www.fad.org.au/#!droga-nick-woods-uk/c16wfLocation Horace Lamb Building & Hub Central
Horace Lamb Building & Hub Central The University of Adelaide Adelaide