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Here is group 2's final exhibition, with has gone above as beyond our expectations!

Their explanation of the pavilion is below

After exploring the Merz Barn site, our group wanted to emphasise the contrast between the natural landscape of the chosen site with the destructive nature of the quarry opposite. Positioning ourselves looking over the valley, we created a series of reaction drawings trying to convey the juxtaposition between the soft hum of nature and the invasive, violent sounds of the demolition. Additionally, alongside this interpretation of the site, it was decided to respond to the employment struggle faced by rural communities; more specifically, the innovations of this modern era have reduced the demand for jobs in the agriculture industry. Many in the rural are faced with false hope and disappointment, and we hoped to reflect this in our pavilion. The design consists of multiple double height spaces converging towards narrow walkways to represent ‘false hope’ leading towards disappointment. To highlight this struggle literally, we decided to incorporate jutting walls where the structure closes in to create an unpleasant experience for the user at this point. Towards the end of the pavilion, there is a small window representing the final glimpse of hope; however this is quickly extinguished by the drop of the steep hill from which the construction cantilevers from.
Posted 4 May 2018 13:40
Group 1 Students have produced an excellent model, despite unceremoniously ripping up my map in the process!
Posted 28 Apr 2018 15:01
Call that a Gif, This is a Gif!

A super intense day of work, calls for a super intense gif.

Well done to all the students today who have made great progress with the designs.
Posted 26 Apr 2018 17:24
The Merz '18 team taking stock and finding inspiration in the incredible surroundings found in the lake district. The walk was planned to show the students the the varied and sparse landscapes they are responding too in their designs.
Posted 25 Apr 2018 23:56
The intrepid explorers braving the rivers of Cumbria!
Posted 25 Apr 2018 23:25
Louie and Harry producing some great collages today! Next stop Cumbria!
Posted 20 Apr 2018 15:39
Many thanks to our Collaborator Ian Hunter from the Littoral Arts Trust for giving an insightful and inspiring lecture on Merz, Cumbria and his work in persevering and highlighting the legacy of Kurt Swchitters.

Thanks to all for turning up, a great turn out despite the photo suggesting otherwise!
Posted 19 Apr 2018 13:41
It was a Fantastic start to the Events Program today thanks to Jackie Haynes providing a superb lecture on Kurt Schwitters, and her work, the “Merzwomen & the Daughters of Dada”.

The lecture gave a great insight about how we can create ruptures and confront issues within wider society, it will provide a fantastic base for ideas informing the pavilion designs and to protest and highlight rural concerns

Thanks to all who turned up! We will see you all on Wednesday on the 8th floor of the Chatham at 11:45.
Posted 16 Apr 2018 22:21
Merz '18 Groups Announced!
Posted 15 Apr 2018 17:46

Merz Team

Mondays lecture will now take place in Room 403 in the Benzie

Also the lecture will now start at 11.30am - 1 on Monday.

Merz '18
Posted 13 Apr 2018 17:01
Merz Team

The Planned Train times are

Out - Monday 23rd April 2018
Manchester - Windermeme 7.44 - 9.31

Return - Monday 24th April 2018
Windermere - Manchester 19.06 - 21.31

So please book them as soon as possible!
Posted 13 Apr 2018 16:14
We can glady announce that Jackie Haynes, a leading expert in Kurt Schwitterz and the Merz movement will be giving a lecture on the on Monday 16th from 1-3pm about her recent work on the Merzwoman & the Daughters of Dada exhibition, we look forward to seeing you all there!
Posted 6 Apr 2018 23:38
Name: Nathan Cowley
Atelier: MSAP
Graduated: University of Liverpool
Work Experience: ASA
Bio: I got into architecture to wear pretentious glasses without embarrassment, and i generally love buildings that other architects hate. I’m also interested in discussions about how Milton Keynes is the best city in the UK.
Posted 12 Mar 2018 15:46