Making, metal and place

10.09.15 - 24.10.15

Walk down any urban street in the UK and the most dominant material that surrounds you will be metal.  Railings; gates; security fencing; signboards; lampposts; roofing materials; bridges; rail tracks; drain covers.  Movement through our cities and towns is, one way and another, shaped by metal.  But how often do we see contemporary work that shows real imaginative quality in guiding us through the urban realm? Resonance highlights examples of commissioned work in UK, from the past 15 years, which demonstrate how innovative and practical design solutions informed by makersí knowledge and curiosity about the qualities and histories of materials, in this case metal, can add new shape to civic spaces.

Special Event: Metal Walk
Saturday 19 September, 11am

As part of London Design Festival 2015 we are hosting guided walk through Bankside with Danuta Solowiej, looking at metal in the public realm. The walk starts at CAA and ends at Borough Market and will take 90 minutes.

This event is free but places are limited and advance booking is essential. Please call 020 7620 0086 to book or click here for further information.


Wendy Ramshaw, Eton High Street (detail)
Photo: George Gammer

Katy Hackney, Willoughby Passage Gate, Canary Wharf 



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