17/11/2015 - 29/01/2016
9:00 am - 6:00 pm
A Room with a View comprises two new works: a series of new photographs by Nicholas White and The Artist Hotel, a collaboration between KWMC, local residents, artists and students from the University of the West of England.
Knowle West was nicknamed “the five thousand island forest” by the builders who built the estate in the 1930s. One hundred streets, five thousand homes, and twelve thousand people. Nicholas White’s large format images explore how Knowle West sits within the urban landscape, its improvised architectural additions, and quietly radical residents. With dramatic switches of scale between the images presented, from municipal panoramas to intimate domestic interiors, each offers a fresh vantage point from which to see the city anew and tempts the viewer to explore further.
Nicholas White is a photographer based in the South West.
Interior Architecture students from the University of the West of England have worked with artists Richard Layzell, Sam Halmarack and Hannah Clark, local people, 00 Architecture, and KWMC: The Factory to explore how a city-fringe community could manufacture and host its own hotel.
The Artist Hotel is intended as an ideas space to open up thinking about how local people, artists and architects can better collaborate to make the kind of spaces and places we say we want but the market so often fails to deliver. But the Artist Hotel is equally a live test space – experimenting with new materials and ways of mixing digital manufacturing and community participation.