Tania Lopez Winkler
Year One Leader
The first year supports a foundational approach to the study of the interior providing a structure to experiment and explore creative ideas through different briefs developed in close collaboration with year two platforms. Under the underlying question of re-use year one identifies and explores three strategies employed in the re-working existing buildings: Intervention, Insertion and Installation.
For each interior strategy we work with different briefs informed by the agenda of year two platform pairings Matter & Detail, Process & Nonterior, Re-use & Urbanism and Display & Futures.
At the mid-point of the year the School-wide ‘Work In-Progress’ exhibition provides an opportunity to share the programme’s activities with the rest of the College and is used to show the college what the programme is undertaking.
All of year one is underpinned by Media Studies which forms part of the MA Architecture, City Design, Environmental Architecture and Interior Design Programmes.The unit examines how the analysis and use of media can help develop our critical understanding of spatial design. Students utilise a vast range of media and conceptual approaches – including photography, filmmaking, sculpture, graphic design, photogrammetry, performance and product design and fabrication – to explore and develop their work, alongside this menu, a weekly series of lectures, talks, seminars that underpin the current project being undertaken with key ideas, texts, theories and discussions.
A year long dissertation is undertaken in the CHS module.
Visiting Critics and Guest Speakers:
Lisl Du Toit
Carmen Garcia-Pitarch Lopez
Georgia de Grey
Xinrui Inrui Li
Mauricio Salgado Arenas
Lin Man Zhuo Chen