Make Place talk: Architecture of the domestic

Kate Goodwin
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Wednesday, 7 December 2016 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm
£3 per talk / £12 for all 4 talks
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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.

Click here to book nowMake Place talks programme

Wednesday 1 February 2017The sociology and psychology of the homeGill Perry
Wednesday 1 March 2017Feminism within the domestic spaceBecky Beasley
Wednesday 5 April 2017Rituals within social structureEdward Hollis

Gvendareyjar, Sophie Lee

Project synopsis

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.