An exhibition of a ‘semi-fictional, illegal town plan’ collaboratively produced by researchers, students and graduates.
Goldsmiths’ internationally renowned designer Jimmy Loizeau collaborates with researchers, students and graduates to create a ‘semi-fictional, illegal town plan’ exploring community town planning with local people. The exhibition of materials from the project includes a series of films, images and local interactions alongside planning images.
The intention is not necessarily to produce a viable town plan, but to create a forum where local ideas about a town’s future might be discussed and presented in different ways. The project is intended as a platform for local participants to express personal visions through ambitious, large scaled plans. We hope to capture these moments through films, drawings, photography, (fictional) town planning documents and schemes as well as the architecture that will make up ‘Master Plans.’ The process hopes to reveal the ideas or concerns of local people and show ambitious ideas that would not normally be given a platform. These plans are given licence to be single-minded, devoid of bureaucracy, detached from financial reality and ambitious.
JIMMY LOIZEAU with TEE BYFORD FLOCKHART, NEIL CRUD, CHARLIE EVANS, HANNAH FASCHING, HEFIN JONES, LYNNE JONES, PAULA JONES, BELEN PALACIOS & MATTHEW WARD
Artist guided talks:
Thursday, 3rd September 6pm - 7pm.
Friday, 4th September 12pm - 1pm.
About Goldsmiths Design Festival
A week of free events showcasing some of the biggest names in design, from the UK’s number one design department (The Guardian). From 3rd – 9th September Goldsmiths’ Department of Design opens its doors to the public for a week of free events bringing together some of the most significant names in the design industry and showcasing the incredible work of its staff and students.
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