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William Shannon

MA work

Harvest City

We have entered the first decade in history in which the majority of the global population live in urban rather than rural areas. The city as we know it is changing. In an attempt to revise the trend of urban de-industrialisation, my work explores the city as a resource that can provide the raw materials for the production of goods. It proposes ways in which local materials and localised manufacture can allow a smaller lightweight industry to be re-introduced to the city to shape a new urban landscape. I have proposed a series of speculative factory environments in which the amateur and professional alike can engage in the processes of production.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Design

    Programme

    MA Design Products, 2010

  • Harvest City

    We have entered the first decade in history in which the majority of the global population live in urban rather than rural areas. The city as we know it is changing. In an attempt to revise the trend of urban de-industrialisation, my work explores the city as a resource that can provide the raw materials for the production of goods. It proposes ways in which local materials and localised manufacture can allow a smaller lightweight industry to be re-introduced to the city to shape a new urban landscape. I have proposed a series of speculative factory environments in which the amateur and professional alike can engage in the processes of production.

  • Degrees

  • BA (Hons), Fine Art: Painting, Chelsea College of Art & Design, 2004
  • Experience

  • Project manager, Antony Gormley, London, 2005-8
  • Exhibitions

  • HotelRCA, Ventura Lambrate, Milan, Italy, 2010; IABR Parallel Cases, RDM Campus, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 2009
  • Awards

  • International Architecture Rotterdam Biennale Parallel Cases Award, 2009