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Pushing the Boundaries : 2019 Arts Foundation Shortlist

01 November - 17 November
Organized by: The Architectural Association
Venue: , AA Members Room
36 Bedford Square

Pushing the Boundaries : 2019 Arts Foundation Shortlist Exhibiting together for the first time, Holly Hendry, Chris Hildrey, Lawrence Lek and Public Practice represent four very different UK-based practices who were selected from a longlist of nominated artists, designers and architects by Amanda Levete, Justin McGuirk and Theodore Spyropoulos. A professional track record, need and a desire to push the boundaries of how we can explore, experience and create space in its many forms were criteria against which they were shortlisted.


This exhibition will enable the visitor to gain some understanding of the current work and preoccupations of these four experimental practices. From artist Holly Hendry whose non-traditional architectural approach is permeated by a fascination with rear spaces and open cracks to Public Practice, a social enterprise founded by Pooja Agrawal and Finn Williams to improve the quality of everyday places by building the public sector’s capacity of proactive planning. Exploring radical constructions that challenge our conception of space as an interface there is current work by Lawrence Lek who is exploring the changing nature of architectural experience through new technologies such as real-time computer graphics while Chris Hildrey will display his ongoing project ProxyAddress which uses local data to provide homeless people with stable addresses in order to access vital services in London.