Dartmoor Arts aims to provide ground-breaking and innovative courses as part of our summer school, taught by practitioners who shape and inform contemporary practice. Spatial Structures is a unique and pioneering course that offers students the chance to work directly in the landscape and build at 1:1, something that is not usually offered as part of architectural training.
The course will encourage the development of an architectural agenda through the direct experience of constructing an experimental installation, designed to reveal an aspect of place. The course, which is aimed at architectural students, architects, designers and makers, will be lead by award winning architect Jerry Tate and timber specialist Henry Russell. It will focus on an approach to the materials; an approach to the making and an approach to the place.
Students on this course will work together as a group throughout the week, making group decisions, from concept, to design and construction.
The entire week will be spent working outdoors on site just outside Drewsteignton in a rural location. A lot of physical labour is involved as this is very much a hands on course working with materials directly. On the final day a group critique will be held to discuss and review the project and students will get constructive feedback from Jerry and Henry. Architecture students who participated in 2012 described it as one of the most valuable experiences, one that would help them enormously in their chosen careers. Read about us in the architectural press...more articles on our feedback page.