• Hello & Welcome

    to the space between...

     

    This site is set up as a work-in-process...

    Recording and tracking my steps along the way in the form of questions and discoveries and actions...

     

    We are always between things. We exist in the space between.

     

  • the space between

     

    We are always between things. We exist in the space between.

     

    How do dimension and scale affect how we behave?

     

    What is harmony and how do we know we are in it/ seeing it?

     

    What is "sense of place"?

     

    Is space political : the politics of space

     

    Can the design of space nudge behaviours?

     

    How does the design of our environments affect our wellbeing?

     

    Do materials make a difference to how we feel?

     

    What is our relationship with space?

     

    Can design be in the toolbox for social change?

     

    Can design be a catalyst for change?

     

    Can it be measured?

     

    If the design of the environment was driven soley by the corporeal ; by the body. Would we be here now discussing “design”?

     

    In so far as we “exist” the ergonomics are a given but the space that we occupy…is it just a question of function?

     

    Is it really just about how much room we need between a cooker and a fridge?

    How much room to sit without hitting the person in the pew in front of you?

     

    What is the value of space?

    Or what are the values of space?

    What lies between?

     

    Is it driven by economics?

    You can BUY space. Or democratically do we all have the same? Some are more equal than others? IS space then commodified?

     

    Does it perform or do we perform in it?

    Subjectively one person’s value on space can be dramatically different to another’s . Their experience: their reality. India’s first class train ride is Etihad’s cargo.

     

    What semiphorics are communicated when a simple function is imbued with extra space? What happens when you compress a “given” ergonomic? Say in Being John Malcovic. How do we perform differently/ behave differently?

     

    What happens when the observer sees space from a new angle? The act of the belvedere renegogiates one’s relation to the collective. The individual and the city.

     

    How has technology and the individual and the collective altered our perceptions and norms on the use and size and presence of space.

     

    Our very own awareness of our own self image is willed onto singular projects and masterminds persuasive and extensive spatial rules.

     

    The performative arrangements of objects, surfaces and scales create powerful, political, divisive, celebratory, ritualistic, provocative antig-ravitional sequential spaces with configurations that recall ancient geometries and invoke provocations on established typologies.

     

    As our lexicon of spatial typologies grows so too does the ability to allow the play of juxtaposition, overlap , compression, scaling of these to create new performances. Programmatic mash ups, allowing a new dance to unfold….

    SO…..How conscious are we of the whispers that influence how much space we think we should have?

     

    The socio political

    The economic

    The hiearchical

    The cultural

    The advertising/commercial

    Desire

    Aspiration

    Consumption versus Need

    The technological

    Data

    Death of distance (star trek)

    Metaphysical

    Subliminal

    The programmatic difference

    Laws of aesthetics

    Our perception

    Time based experience: direct

    And the indirect…

    The scenographic / old stories / new stories

    Associated values

     

    In a dance between the subjective and objective we can provocate and interrogate the givens, we can listen and search wider and deeper to test out new notions.

  • who is asking?

    I dream of projects that create beautiful places that are delivered with a societal purpose.


    I have spent many years creating places that have been acclaimed for delivering beyond the brief... now I would like to re-frame the questions.

     

    I am curious about how space and matter affect the way that we feel and affect our behaviour; our relationship with the space.

     

    If we proactively engage with that - what could be the outcome?

     

    Jenny Jones R.I.B.A

    architect / creative / mindfulness-er / venn-er / escapee / LOPO

  • Drawing as thinking and other visual leads

    Space Map 1: WIP

    Correlating the axis:

    thinking and doing = x

    science and the arts = y

    Inspiration : Amalia Pica

    During the Peron Administration, Venn diagrams were banned from the curriculum. It was considered that they encouraged subversive thought.

    I love Venns.

    Inspiration and COINCIDENCE

    Rana Begun first solo show at the Parasol Unit, London.
     

    When you see someone's work and you relate to it on a level of respect and perspective.

     

    http://parasol-unit.org/rana-begum-the-space-between

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  • Research Flow

     

    Who else is looking in this area?

     

    Who is/could supporting these questions?

     

    If you know of someone in this flow could you please get in touch?

     

     

    Escape the City

    Maggie's Centres

    The Behavioural Insights Team

    New Economics Foundation

    The Centre for London

    The League of Pragmatic Optimists

    Academy of Neuroscience for Architecture

    Wellcome Trust

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