Departure Lounge

5 Jul 2012 – 8 Jul 2012

Event times

11am - 5pm

Cost of entry


London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 137,19,44,49,239,249,319
  • Sloane Square
  • Battersea Park / Queenstown Road

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Departure Lounge


An interdisciplinary project by post-graduate students of the Royal College of Art, London.

This exhibition is the result of an experimental project by students and staff from the Royal College of Art. To a great extent, airports are increasingly dominating our lives - the endless repetition of tensor barriers, check-ins and notice boards, which easily represent our slick, modern age. Together with excessive information and excessive space, this protracted invasion of the world we encounter is described as 'supermodernity'. Five teams from the programmes of Applied Art, Architecture, Design, Fine Art and Fashion were selected to participate in a cross-disciplinary project in which the themes of time, place and encounter were encompassed by architectural space, urban intervention and the physical transience of every day experience. The outcome focussed on problem solving, working with processes and narrating stories.

The exhibition is co-curated by Steve Bunn and Savina Torrisi, Tutors at the Royal College of Art with design by Davide Di Pietro, Partner of NOI architects.

Supported by the Innovation Design Engineering and Sculpture programmes.

Departure Lounge is part of the 2012 London Festival of Architecture.

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