Mansio Comp

2015

Shown here are the competition drawings for The Mansio project. The Mansio is a mobile space for writers, poets and thinkers that toured Hadrian’s Wall World Heritage Site in 2016. The design, can be seen as a ‘mobile ruin’, and references northern England’s historic and industrial remains. It appeared like a translucent ghost amongst the traces of the past armies and inhabitants from all over the Roman world who occupied the trading posts, forts and settlements of this remote border landscape.

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Matthew Butcher is an academic, writer and designer. He is a partner in design practice Post Works and is the editor and founder of the architectural newspaper P.E.A.R.: Paper for Emerging Architectural Research. Matthew is also lecturer in Architecture and Performance and BSc Programme Director at the Bartlett School of Architecture. His work has been exhibited at the V&A Museum, London; Storefront for Art and Architecture, New York; The Architecture Foundation, London and the Prague Quadrennial, Prague.

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