Inter:Change – Circulation Migration Agency, Brixton, Cassandra Adjei, Unit G 2017-18
Unit G Yr2 Cross-Crit_2_010419
Unit G Yr3 Cross-Crit_2_040419
Dear Unit G,
I hope you are all well, and making good progress towards next weeks cross-crits with our visiting critics Nick Green leader of Unit L on Monday, and Erika Suzuki from Unit B and Carlos Quevedo Rojas on Thursday, starting promptly at 10am in the unit space each day; please see the attached crit list.
As discussed last week the crits are a pin-up (not round table) for the High:Street project only (not portfolio), although it would be good if the Location:Section was also on the wall; of course you are welcome to use the screen.
You are not restricted to 10no. A1 sheets, but should be aiming to present a complete iteration of the project with: site plan, sections, plans, models, and 3d exploration internally and externally in context, backed up by a clear definition of your project brief, spatial requirements, site exploration and analysis, so that you can clearly explain your proposals and why they are as they are, who they are for, how they work, are used and occupied, and how they relate to the site and Marvila. Your process and development work should also be there, especially your models, even if you don’t refer to them.
You should aim to present your project in under 10mins, so there is plenty of time for an in-depth discussion on how to develop and improve your design proposals, and how to draw/model/communicate your ideas.
Remember to present your latest proposals first so the conversation revolves around this instead of your brief, and remember to clearly define your site and to present all of its critical qualities that have informed your proposals (remember your critics will be unfamiliar with your site and probably have never been to Lisbon or Portugal….). Remember to clearly define your chosen community, and how your proposal responds to who they are, their needs and experiences.
For the work to look at it’s best the space needs to be clear and clean – so please make sure you all contribute to getting the unit space ready today/tomorrow – Monday morning will be too late.
The first 3 people each day need to be pinned up and ready to go BEFORE 10am. All yr2 students need to be in the crit all day on Monday, and all yr3 students need to be in the crit all day on Thursday: to support each other, take notes, contribute to the discussion, and help us stay on time; no one should be left presenting on their own to the crit panel…
You will all receive written (typed) feedback, in addition to the verbal feedback in the crit, using the formal Assessment and Feedback sheets used to mark your work at the end of the year.
You should all feel confident in your projects (every one of them is great!), and present your ideas with enthusiasm and confidence (it’s infectious), and remember you are playing the “long game” : next week’s crits are just another stepping stone towards the final submission – so you MUST sleep every night (no all nighters), and look after yourself, so you can present your ideas clearly and properly engage in the discussion of your work next week, AND so that you can keep working at full speed after your crit and for the next 6 weeks.
And lastly don’t forget that Carlos Queveda Rojas, in addition to joining our yr3 cross-crits will be giving a talk in the White Space on the 3rd floor on Monday at 6:30pm, discussing his extraordinary Matrera Castle project in southern Spain – don’t miss it!
We look forward to seeing all your work next week, Good Luck!
Toby (Mike and Justin)