Studio in the Woods – 2018
Studio in the Woods is an ongoing education and research project established in 2005. It was founded and is convened by Piers Taylor (Invisible Studio) with Kate Darby (Kate Darby Architects), Meredith Bowles (Mole) and Gianni Botsford (Gianni Botsford Architects) as a vehicle to test ideas through making at 1:1. Each year, Taylor, Darby, Bowles and Botsford have been joined by a number of other practitioners and academics in leading workshops with students over 3 or 4 days in summer time.
These workshop leaders include Barbara Kaucky and Susanne Tutsch (Erect Architecture) Je Ahn and Maria Smith (Studio Weave) Lee Ivett (Baxendale) Lynton Pepper (Architecture00) Shin Egashira (Architectural Association) Lina Gotmeh (Lina Gotmeh Architecture) Toby Lewis and Akos Juhasz (Feilden Clegg Bradley Studios) Fergus Feilden (Feilden Fowles) Guan Lee (Grymsdyke Farm/Bartlett) Hannah Durham (Cullinan Studio) Charley Brentnall (Carpenter Oak) Zoe Berman (Berman Studio) Carolina Vasilikou (University of Reading) Tim Price (Price and Myers) and Jack Hawker (Momentum). Visiting critics are Niall McLaughlin, Robert Mull, Peter Clegg and Ted Cullinan.
Studio in the Woods is now part of the Global Free Unit Network which has a number of ‘classrooms’ globally where power is handed back to the student and learning can take place outside of the framework of conventional academic institutions.
Studio in the Woods lands in a different context each year, and has taken place in a number of different locations around the UK including the woodlands managed as part of the Invisible Studio Project, where Studio in the Woods started. This year, Studio in the Woods decamped to the Wyre Forest and was hosted by the Wyre Community Land Trust with funding provided by the Guild of St George with additional funding from the Ruskin in Wyre HLF project as part of a strategy to explore future uses for the timber from the Wyre Forest.
The 2018 Studio in the Woods ran from 5-8 July, and the 6 groups with 60 students were:
See gallery of previous years Studio in the Woods HERE
Watch film of 2017 Studio in the Woods HERE