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Leon Kacinari

MA work

The White Hoarding

This project is aimed at bringing the creative talent of London from their ever-expanding suburbs into the very centre of the city and allowing creativity to thrive and enlighten abandoned and forgotten spaces.

I want to create a previously unobtainable platform in which artists can live and create through the use of a live in residency. This space will be given to the artist, who will then develop a relationship with the space and the city, creating for a period of weeks, and evolving with the space. This process develops into a progressional piece where the act of living and creating becomes a performance that ends with the transition of studio space into a functional exhibition space. 

As the work develops the public will gain glimpses into the creative process as they watch the project develop over a period of time. Throughout the duration the space will remain open, allowing the public access into the creative process.

Info

  • Portrait
  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Architecture

    Programme

    MA Interior Design, 2014

  • With a conceptual approach, my work aims to increase the dynamic between audience and space by designing spaces that reconfigure the boundaries of everyday life.

    My work approaches a wide range of projects and subjects in a multi-layered way, involving the viewer within the poetry of a space. 

    I am dedicated to further exploration of thresholds between public and personal spaces, what defines them and how the boundaries between the two can be diminished and cease to exist, creating a dialogue of interpretation and exploration that underlies the everyday experience. 

    I have spent my second year at the RCA looking at stagnant spaces in London's city centre, and discovering fresh uses for them by implementing them with an artist's presence. Throughout this residency, the space dictates the extent to which the public are able to interact with the artist. The threshold between the two is constantly progressing alongside the work revealing and eventually opening the space to the public in the form of a exhibition.

    The interaction and involvement between the commuters and the process of the artist aims to disperse culture and discussion into otherwise abandoned and forgotten spaces.

  • Degrees

  • BA Interior Design, Istituto Marangoni, 2012
  • Experience

  • Make Architects, London, 2012
  • Exhibitions

  • 38 Boxes, Beijing Design Week, China, 2012; Sensing Space, Great Western Studios, 2013
  • Awards

  • First Prize, Interior Design Portfolio, Istituto Marangoni, 2012