UQ Architecture

Hearth Exhibition 2020


The exhibition curatorial team would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of Brisbane/Meanjin, the Turrbal and Jagera people and their ongoing unique relationship to ancestral country.The exhibition curatorial team would like to acknowledge the traditional custodians of Brisbane/Meanjin, the Turrbal and Jagera people and their ongoing unique relationship to ancestral country. We would like to pay our respects to elders past, present and emerging- who’s land on which we have had the privilege of  conducting our studies.

Welcome to the 2020 exhibition of students graduating from the Bachelor of Architectural Design and Master of Architecture. This year's theme of HEARTH reflects upon the distributed nature of this unique year, celebrating that which connects us - a shared curiosity of the built environment focused through the conduit of the UQ School of Architecture.

The discipline of architecture is well known for its rigorous pedagogical pursuit. Integral to this is the unique peer to peer interaction and critique students experience through the studio environment. The disruption presented by 2020 saw both students and educators adapt to new conditions.    New ways connecting those physically dispersed, whilst maintaining collegiate collaboration were forged.  The quality of the work you see here tonight attests to the resilience of this community of graduates - their ability to adapt to a changing world and develop solutions to the challenges it presents.

During second semester students were invited to take part in a ‘Satellite Exhibition’ where work from first semester was presented across the broader city in coffee shops, barber shops, community notice boards and places of student employment - creating localised visibility of the student experience whilst encouraging new connections. The outcome of this mini diaspora is a radial map documenting  the distribution of student effort focused on the symbolic HEARTH that is UQ School of Architecture.

Further punctuating the shared student experience, the curatorial team collected video documentary submissions taken by students and staff, aggregating these into the visual installation you see tonight. The work seeks to materialise the parallel experience of students across the semester and present these individual experiences as a collective pursuit.

Congratulations class of 2020. 

ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS

Executive Team: Co-Curators: Siubhan Rudge (5th) and Aaron C Barton (3rd)
Treasurer: Monique Pousson
Logistics: Cam Changuion
Marketing: Sophia Fu
Graduate Book & Studio Guide: Angela Galati, Jinny Lee, Millie Lupton and Nicola Myatt
Digital Exhibition (www.hearth2020uq.com): Bill Job, Jas Stancombe and Ketki Mahadik
Satellite Exhibition: Ellie Whittaker, Katie Lee, Swati Kannan. All who participated and submitted work.
Physical Exhibition: All who have helped with bump-in, bump-out and construction.
Student Documentary and Projection Realisation: All who gathered and submitted footage. Clay Schrieber from Aldergrove Studios and Freddy Komp from Budget Features
UQ Staff: Lisa Hinchy, Kim Baber, Sam Butler, Mark Lynne, John de Manincor, Tim O’Rourke and Paul Violett

Special thanks to Hutchinson Builders for supplying the temporary fencing for the Hearth Exhibition.