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This collaborative and multidisciplinary research project was commissioned for the 12th Design Biennale Saint-Étienne. It explored the relationship between the home and design in the past, present and future through five core themes: Utopia, Shelter, Identities, Wellbeing and Connected. Sparke, Scholze and Rossi worked with exhibition designers Plaid and graphic designer Lombaert Studio to realise the practice-based research project. The researchers are currently working on an accompanying publication.
This research was commissioned by English Heritage (now Historic England) to highlight the threat to Bristol's pubs. Declining trade has resulted in loss of historic buildings and interiors as pubs are demolished or converted for housing and other uses.
The research identified a number of less well protected and vulnerable categories of public house as well as a number of buildings of interest for further detailed study.
This was a collaborative and multi-disciplinary research project for the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale. It was a curated installation of work (film and soundtrack) from across Kingston School of Art. It told the story of Space Electronic, a disco opened in Florence in 1969 by Gruppo 9999, members of Italy's Radical Architecture movement.
This interdisciplinary research investigated current design and application of Multi-Sensory Environments (MSEs) in dementia care (also referred to as 'Sensory Rooms' in a care-home context), including aesthetic qualities and functional parameters. Because little documented design guidance for such interiors for older people with dementia exists, the research focused on establishing new knowledge from which coherent, user-centred design solutions were developed.
This AHRC Leadership Early Career Fellowship research project is in partnership with the National Museum of Ireland. The project look the issues surrounding the consumption of domestic electrical products in the Republic of Ireland in the wake of the Electricity Supply Board's (ESB) rural electrification project, and will culminate in a monograph and an exhibition in the National Museum of Ireland.
This cross-disciplinary research project brought together practitioners and academics in the UK and China. They considered ideas and innovations around the value of making in China. The project aimed to strengthen China's multiple maker communities in partnership with the UK and scoped a much larger study.