Exploring the role of architecture in palliative care
I am a visual artist based in London. I work across a wide range of media including painting, video and virtual reality (VR). I am a serial collaborator. I am known for large-scale installations such as Alien Sex Club (2015), Shonky (2017) and CAPSID (2018). My work is housed in a number of public collections including the Arts Council Collection and the Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.
My Fellowship addresses the architecture of death and dying. Contemporary British society does not have a coherent approach to death and dying. Artists and architects have a role to play in addressing this problem in a holistic way. When my father died from bowel cancer at the age of 66 in 2018, I witnessed at first hand the important role that the hospice and the garden played in palliative care. The purpose of my Fellowship is to travel to Japan and Germany to learn from the architecture of Arakawa and Gins and Hundertwasser in order to propose a new type of hospice for the UK and beyond.
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