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Jonny Williamson

MA work

The New Vernacular

A new technology-driven democracy in fabrication revives latent architectural theories which sought to collapse the boundaries between production and use. The New Vernacular considers such open-sourced and participatory systems of making.


  • Jonny Williamson Profile
  • MA Degree


    School of Humanities


    MA Sculpture, 2014

  • My practice is located in the space between sculpture and architecture. I think of architecture in the broadest sense, as the study of structures underlying the tangible and experiential. We can read the built environment as a cemetery of creative impulses; instant monuments to the philosophy and style of a particular time. But as art pulls away from the monumental, how can it continue to have a dialogue with architecture?  I like to explore this question through a practice of reduction and abstraction; by understanding architecture as a simple extension of object making.  An imaginative possibility would be to pare down sculpture and architecture to a common syntax of form, function and historical narrative.

  • Degrees

  • BA Fine Art, Chelsea College of Art, 2012; MSc Software Engineering, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, 1992; BSc Computation, University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology, 1989
  • Experience

  • Artist in residence, Findhorn Foundation, Isle of Erraid, September 2013
  • Exhibitions

  • Technopolis, Departure Foundation, City of London, 2014; RCA Sculpture Summer Show, Royal College of Art, London, 2013; Work-in-progress Show, Royal College of Art, ,London. 2013; Middle Land, Departure Foundation, Birmingham,2012; Chelsea College of Art Degree Show, London 2012; Discernible, Zeitgeist Art Projects, London, 2012; Core Gallery Open, Core Gallery, London, 2012; University of The Arts Exhibit, London College of Communication, London, 2011; Seventeen Rooms, Shoreditch Town Hall, London, 2010