Emily Riddiough – BA (Hons) Architecture
With her studies in frames and intricate connections in structures, Emily is intrigued by how architecture can engage the public realm with expressiveness. She designed superbly a special toffee shop in her first second year project which poetically expressed toffee coloured concrete to delightfully tangible architecture.
Emily tells us about her experience:
“After beginning MAP 2015 along with my group of curators I was able to design and make my first professional exhibition at AUB’s TheGallery. As a result, I was able to understand the nature of curating architecture in a public domain with the organisation of the different elements that come together in creating a visually stimulating experience. Leading on from this I was commissioned along with one of the MAP group and a Fine Art student to work on a special project for the Bournemouth Arts by the Sea Festival. This involved the setting up of the pop up exhibition as well as interacting with the public during the exhibition and as an experience this was intriguing to listen to people’s perception of the project and be able to explain to them the concept of the project. Along with the MAP 2015 exhibition at Lighthouse, Poole’s Centre for the Arts, these engagements have informed my Research by Making unit including a 5000-word essay on public arts within the city.”
Cities have the capability of providing something for everybody, only because, and only when, they are created by everybody. (Jacobs, 1962, p.238.)
Jacobs, J.(1962). The Death and Life of Great American Cities. Random House: New York.