Elizabeth Cushen

MA work

ADS3: Tribes

_‘Insomnia, your stare is dull and ashen, my love, forgive me this apostasy.’ _Nabokov

Since the development of artificial lighting, night-time activity has contributed to the fabric of society and become a significant part of our city’s economy. My research this year has investigated Sleepfarers, individuals for whom the nocturnal offers engaging and varied opportunities for employment and entertainment. Using my thorough investigation of the user as a catalyst for design, I have explored how an overnight radio station acting as an architectural hub can help sustain a nocturnal lifestyle and promote a tribal identity in Hackney.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Architecture

    Programme

    MA Architecture, 2009

  • ADS3: Tribes

    _‘Insomnia, your stare is dull and ashen, my love, forgive me this apostasy.’ _Nabokov

    Since the development of artificial lighting, night-time activity has contributed to the fabric of society and become a significant part of our city’s economy. My research this year has investigated Sleepfarers, individuals for whom the nocturnal offers engaging and varied opportunities for employment and entertainment. Using my thorough investigation of the user as a catalyst for design, I have explored how an overnight radio station acting as an architectural hub can help sustain a nocturnal lifestyle and promote a tribal identity in Hackney.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons) Architecture, Leeds Metropolitan University, 2006
  • Experience

  • Architectural Assistant (Part I), bere:architects, London, 2006–8; Architectural Assistant, VSN, Nepal, 2005
  • Exhibitions

  • We Understand the Meaning Better Without, St Pancras Church Crypt, London, 2009; London Festival of Architecture, Routemaster Bus, Exhibition Road, London, 2008; Yard Screenings, Urban Salon, London, 2008