MAP, an architectural exhibition curated by second year BA (Hons) Architecture students and Senior Lecturer, Channa Vithana, was recently displayed at The Lighthouse, Poole.

The exhibition originated as Music Architecture Poole in 2011, displaying work based on Poole town. Poole’s rich history is evident and the students analyse  moments of the past and present together in the exhibition.

During their second year, BA (Hons) Architecture students work on three main design projects which integrate history and theory written texts, linking closely to Poole’s industrial past and the ethos of the AUB’s maker culture. The course enjoyed the opportunity of collaborating with BA (Hons) Dance students, enabling the architecture students to design a well-informed medium-scale dance school as part of the project. The site for the dance school is in the heart of the Poole High Street and allows a creative centre for all to enjoy.

Students also undertook work on a large-scale hypothetical project based on the future of Poole by positioning architecture at the centre of a regeneration that provides comfort, shelter and hope so people can cope with changing circumstances. Students also visited Barcelona as part of research for this exhibition.

Read more about MAP.