Not what, but how:
Exhibition: Bedford Square London, UK 2013
A solo exhibition, featuring a full-scale shelf. The structure was built with students from AA & NTNU. The design was based on an initial concept developed with the community of Streetlight Tacloban in 2010.
‘Not What, But How’ explored the collaborative working process applied during projects carried out in partnership with local organizations and communities in the Philippines and India between 2010-2013. As the title indicates, an emphasis was placed on the way in which each project was conceived, funded, designed and executed. The ‘inhabitable shelf’ of the exhibition explored the concept of a thick wall that can be used for both storage and private study spaces. A concept that had been developed with the families of Streetlight Tacloban to provide space for the children to focus on their studies. The shelf was made from salvaged timber which was dismantled and re-used after the exhibition. On the day of the opening, super typhoon Haiyan devastated Tacloban city along with the study center built in 2010. The exhibition became a platform to discuss and raise fund for the reconstruction.