Mobile Studio: A Display for a Display

4 Apr 2012 – 27 Apr 2012

Event times

Monday - Friday 09:00-17:30 / Saturday 10:00-17:00

Cost of entry

Free Admission

dreamspace gallery

London, United Kingdom


Travel Information

  • 21, 43, 76, 100, 141, 153, 205, 214, 271
  • Tube: Old Street

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Dreamspace is proud to announce the first ever solo-exhibition of the London based architecture & design studio, Mobile Studio. Founded by architects Max Dewdney and Chee-Kit Lai, Mobile Studio has developed an internationally recognized and award winning practice. For the exhibition Display for a Display Mobile Studio will re-visit their archive of works and present four major projects alongside new works developed for the exhibition in a context of public accessibility and critique. The works represent their ongoing research into the fields of public engagement and institutional display typologies and the exhibition aims to place the designs and the city inside one other in the contested public/private space of the gallery. Display for a Display will bring together Mobile Studio's commissioned work for museums and galleries, not as static items but as active display strategies, each housing historical and new objects relating to an exploration of the idea that the space (and design) of the archival museum is an extension of the living city rather than a removed space of abstract analysis. The exhibition will focus on the idea of the user's perception as a site-specific entity which alters in relation to its surroundings. Each display system in the exhibition is designed as a temporary and flexible exhibition structure to allow for museum collections to be accessed by diverse publics in varying on-site and off-site locations. By making the Museum portable, and taking it out into the city the possibility for wider engagement is proposed in which objects, viewers and sites are placed in a new relationship to each other. A programme of public and private events will further investigate notions of engagement design through direct interaction with diverse audiences and will act as research sessions, informing Mobile Studio's future practice. (See below for further event details) The exhibition has received some financial support from the Architectural Research Fund (ARF) at UCL as part of a design research project. Special Events: - Thursday 12th April, 18.30 - 19.30: Victoria Thornton OBE (Founding Director of Open City) & Esther Sayers (Learning Producer & Researcher) discuss Museums, Cities and Public Participation. - Tuesday 10th & Wednesday 11th April, 11.00 - 16:00: UCL Museums and Collections Outreach Sessions. - Thursday 19th April, 18.30 - 20.30: Book launch, Victoria Watson, Utopian Adventure: The Corviale Void.

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