Friday, 22 March 2019 at 12:00 pm – Sunday, 26 May 2019 at 5:30 pm

UnDoing Exhibition

An Exhibition of Architecture and Art: A collaboration between the Manchester School of Architecture, Tom Emery and Castlefield Gallery

Date: 22 March 2019 — 26 May 2019

Location: Castlefield Gallery, 2 Hewitt St, Manchester M15 4GB

Tickets: Free – Just turn up! More details at Castlefield Gallery website.

UnDoing is an exploration and celebration of lost meaning within the urban environment. It includes sculptural works, two-dimensional representations, digital descriptions, urban interventions, architectural propositions, informed wanderings, and eclectic symposia within and beyond the gallery, to celebrate authenticity, memory, place, and context.

UnDoing is a collaboration between Manchester School of Architecture, independent curator Tom Emery, and Castlefield Gallery that explores how buildings, places and artefacts are re-used, reinterpreted and remembered. Co-curated with Sally Stone, Reader in Architecture and Senior Lecturer, Laura Sanderson, the UnDoing exhibition builds on their research into the often conflicted relationship between past and present in architecture.

Sally Stone is a Reader in Architecture; she is the Master of Architecture Programme Leader at the Manchester School of Architecture, and the director of the post-graduate atelier Continuity in Architecture.
She has written extensively about the interior and the remodelling of the existing situation, including the forthcoming UnDoing Buildings: Adaptation and Cultural Memory, and co-authoring the very well received ReReadings Volumes 1 and 2, the series: Interior Architecture: An Approach, and a Reader on Interior theory From Organisation to Decoration. She is the co-recipient of the UK Government sponsored Heritage Heroes Award in recognition of her work to save the magnificently Brutal, Preston Bus Station.

Laura Sanderson is a senior lecturer at Manchester School of Architecture and a qualified architect. She has developed an interest in the process of site reading and the idea of relating the concept of architecture to the wider ideal of the city.

Most notably Laura has worked on the Atelier Zero project in 2012, Sinister Dialogues in 2014 and has on-going project with Sally Stone: Small Settlements, which focuses upon neighbourhood planning in the north of England with chapters in books, papers at conferences and three key exhibitions: The Way We Live Now (2017), Bollington: Real / Imagined (2016), and Oddments and Epigrams (2015)

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