July 15, 2021
University of Kent shares End of Year Show
Kent School of Architecture and Planning and Kent Architectural Student Association at the University of Kent has launched its End of Year Show 2021.
This event – PROJECTION – forms a trail of vacant spaces and shop windows through Canterbury city centre from Sun Street and Burgate to Whitefriars. It is a celebration of all students’ work from Kent School of Architecture and Planning, including the BA (Hons) Architecture and MArch students, as well as those students on the postgraduate taught course and studying for a PhD.
By displaying the End of Year Show 2021 throughout spaces in Canterbury students get the opportunity to have their work seen by audiences beyond the University of Kent. The art trail also acknowledges and engages with the socio-economic debate about the future of high streets and city centres after the impact of the pandemic, by repurposing disused and empty spaces.
Head of Kent School of Architecture, Professor Gerald Adler explains, “By temporarily reactivating disused shops, we hope to change the perception of the spaces as abandoned, unwanted units, offering hope of a possible new future for the city centre.”
He continues, “This is a really exciting end of year enterprise, and on a much larger scale than ever before. At this critical stage, the trail places architecture and design at the centre of the conversation of the reinvention of urban settings, wherein players such as the Kent School of Architecture and Planning, and our students, demonstrate our value and passion to its future. Canterbury is an ancient city deserving of great consideration for its design as we emerge from lockdown. We believe that the enthusiasm and skill displayed by our students will inspire further discourse on how Canterbury city centre matters to us all.”
PROJECTION is open to the public until Friday 23rd July, from 4pm – 9pm, seven days a week. The student work can also be viewed online at www.kentarchshow.online for those unable to visit Canterbury.
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Content added on 15th July 2021.
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