Last week’s we hosted Building on the Built‘s latests exhibition Lost and Found. The exhibition presented the collages and paper montages of designer, author and academic Fred Scott. Created over twenty years the presented montages layer found material to create new hybrid spaces, synthesising space over time to create dream-like narratives.
Scott is the author of On Altering Architecture, which has become a landmark text on the craft of altering buildings and explores the development of architectural interiors. Scott has long used the process of collage to reveal the strategies that designers might employ to create contemporary interventions, in much the same way that artists experiment through improvisations and accidental creations. The technique leads to a composition made of disparate elements, old and new, found and given. These encounters inform both the transformation of existing buildings and, equally, how ‘new’ architecture might posses qualities of temporal as well as spatial depth.
If you’ve missed the opening reception, you will have the opportunity to see the collages for a very last time on October 20th and 21st from 11am to 6pm at 58 Milson Road, London, W14 0LB.
We look forward to welcoming you!