With Degree Show season well underway, we take a closer look at some of our students’ final projects.

How can performance challenge the way we address planning and policy? For his final M ARCH: Architecture project, Matthew Brown has used performance as a tool to break down the preconception that planning processes are stifling and bureaucratic. Working closely with Saffron Central and Turf Projects, a saffron farm and an artist led gallery based in Croydon, Brown has used performance to explore a potential new location that they would share, working through through the burdens and opportunities that might arise. Through this, Brown aims to use performance as an innovative way of understanding that planning can in fact be used as a tool for our freedom.

Here, Brown discusses the project, why he uses performance as a negotiator and the importance of breaking away from traditional preconceptions of planning.

 

Show Two: Design continues until Sunday 24 June at 5pm (last entry 4.30pm) – visit arts.ac.uk/csmemerge to find out more.

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