Following a consultation workshop with students from the Exeter Royal Academy for Deaf Education at the end of 2014, dRMM returned to the school last Friday to present the new design to the academy’s staff.
The team met with teachers and care staff to discuss the development of detailed proposals for the deaf academy and residential care buildings. Updated designs were presented with a view to gather more information on the needs and technical requirements for both staff and student body. The consultation process is an invaluable exercise in ensuring that this scheme becomes an exemplar for deaf education in the UK and beyond.
Director Alex de Rijke gave an opening speech at the ‘Collective Making 01’ event at the Kunsthal Aarhus. The event featured an exhibition by Danish colllective N55 entitled ‘Extreme Sharing’.
N55 talk about their work in a public presentation (7 February) and run a series of workshops on the basic principles of the XYZ Nodes System: how to build anything you need in your everyday life (almost everything) including their bicycle XYZ CARGO (10-12 february; 07-07 March 2015)
The exhibition is accompanied by a committed text by Wolfgang Sutzl, “About Sharing” (2015), available in print and online at: kunsthalaarhus.dk/en/research.
Click here for a video to see the homemade cargo bicycle in action.