School/Work: Architectural Conversations between Pedagogy and Practice is a new exhibition that focuses on the relationship between the theoretical world of university and the applied world of practice and making in architecture.
The exhibition features the work of five award-winning architects who teach at the school: Assemble, Caruso St John, Cottrell + Vermeulen Architecture, Feilden Fowles Architects and Takero Shimazaki Architects.
School/Work presents architectural models, drawings, photography and archival material exploring how studio culture meets academia. The Cass is known for its “grounded-in-reality” attitude to teaching architecture, which is a direct influence of the many architects tutoring at the school. Each of the exhibiting practices leads an undergraduate studio or postgraduate unit, with their skills as professional architects translating into the diverse teaching and research approaches that contribute to The Cass’s unique character.
As part of the curatorial process, the architects were asked four questions about their attitudes towards teaching, life in practice and experiences at the school. These interviews will be shown alongside their own professional work in order to convey the exchanges between pedagogy and practice.
The featured projects in School/Work are:
- Granby Winter Garden, Liverpool, England, 2016 by Assemble
- Veemgebouw Strijp S, Eindhoven, Netherlands, 2007- on going, by Caruso St John
- Broadway Academy, Birmingham, England, and other selected projects by Cottrell and Vermeulen
- Feilden Fowles Studio, London, England, 2016 by Feilden Fowles Architects
- Curzon Bloomsbury Cinema, London, England, by Takero Shimazaki Architects
The exhibition is curated by Rita Adamo, a former architecture student at The Cass who recently curated the Invisible Architecture exhibition at Museo Carlo Bilotti in Rome, Italy.