While on residency at Brown University in early 2011, I discovered an article in the November 1969 edition of Progressive Architecture
, which presents the results of some research into space-station design. The project was a collaboration between the astronautical engineers at Grumman Aerospace and architects Warner, Burns, Toan & Lunde, who were designing Brown University's Sciences Library (SciLi)
around the same time.
Space replaced by volume
presents a fragment of the Progressive Architecture
article enlarged to architectural scale. The title refers to an agreement made between the architects and astronautical engineers, in order to avoid possible confusion as a result of differences in their interpretations of the word 'space'.
Commissioned by The John Nicholas Brown Center for Public Humanities and Cultural Heritage
, Brown University, Providence, Rhode Island, USA. Produced while in residence at the Perry and Marty Granoff Centre for the Arts
, Brown University. The residency was supported by Culture Ireland
as part of Imagine Ireland, a Year of Irish Arts in America 2011
. Curated by Ian Russell