Until we claim the future with positivity and hope, the past will always be our stumbling block. The story of Robert Aske, The Royal Africa Company, profits from slavery, and how they funded the Haberdashers’ Aske’s schools.
The time is right to unravel the meaning of ‘home’ for our changing times. Why, and how?
Despite discouragement, we can sometimes see things for the better, and in that, we are the magic. This is the twelfth in the series ‘The Dark Months’.
In Summer 2019 we had the enormous good fortune to be invited to lunch at The Sportsman at Seasalter. It was a curious accident of fate, it was meant to happen and to reconnect us with dear friends, renew old acquaintances, and it took place a few days after my beloved’s birthday, taking celebration toContinue reading “The Sportsman at Seasalter”
Laugharne, Saundersfoot, Waterwynch, Tenby, Manorbier, Caldey Island, Stackpole Quay, Barafundle Bay, St David’s … names redolent of the Pembrokeshire coast of Wales. Coastlines are fascinating spaces. The combination of liminal land, shifting sands, and variable weather they experience, parallel our cultural existence. Fluctuating and evolving. Surprising. Changing … yet remaining somehow eternal in the faceContinue reading “Coasts”
Clarion Call was a large scale sonic artwork along Ipswich Waterfront in October 2018.
I recently took a two-week trip to Bologna. This was a much-needed sustained break after a couple of years of almost non-stop 7 days a week work. One of the down sides of being restless and creative is
India is truly amazing – a land of ideas, energy, action and inspiration.
The architecture and culture of Northern India is one of constant assimilation, adaptation, and syncretism or synergy. But architecture doesn’t live apart from a wider culture. Architecture, like art, philosophy or any study of the human condition is intimately connected with what’s going on around it. There are many reasons for the ‘Indian way ofContinue reading “Delhi and North India”
There is a large house in Lewisham which for all the world looks like a cake – a cake smothered in brightly coloured icing.