Make Place talk: Architecture of the domestic
How do the physical bricks and mortar of a home affect the way in which we live our lives? Kate Goodwin will consider the architecture of the domestic environment and how to strive to create a safe place.
Kate Goodwin is Head of Architecture and Drue Heinz Curator at the Royal Academy of Arts where she has overseen a diverse series of events and exhibitions for over 12 years. Find out more about Kate by downloading the Make Place booklet.
Make Place is Produced by Mark Devereux Projects and supported by Arts Council England.
|Wednesday 1 February 2017||The sociology and psychology of the home||Gill Perry|
|Wednesday 1 March 2017||Feminism within the domestic space||Becky Beasley|
|Wednesday 5 April 2017||Rituals within social structure||Edward Hollis|
Make Place is a new project by artist Sophie Lee investigating how domestic space shapes our identity.
As part of the project Lee visited Gvendareyjar, off the coast of Skógarströnd, Iceland spending time with Arngrímur of the Fjeldsted family (who bought the islands in 1926). Building house after house on this remote island, Arngrímur is now in his 70s and has built each wooden house by hand. From the outside the houses and island look inhabited, but infact, with closer inspection they are shells, un-lived and un-inhabited.
Complementing her visit to Iceland, Lee spent time researching and learning from the extensive collection of objects and artworks at Salford Museum and Art Gallery. Concentrating on connections to domesticity and rituals, Lee has increased her understanding over how 19th Century Northerners built their domestic environments.
These experiences have inspired a new body of work examining Lee’s own personal responses to the thematics through photography, video and sculpture.