Post Cross Crit

Works presented:

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Map of Dungeness 1km radius from Dungeness Power Station B, showing nearby buildings around proposed site.

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Speculative section of the nuclear power station after visit to Dungeness.

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Flowchart of stages of decomission of nuclear power stations in UK.

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Diagram illustrating the stages of decomission and spaces which are safe/contaminated.

  • Precedent studies (FRAC, C-Mine, Salina Turda, Turda Brewery).
  • Memory sketches from the visit to Nuclear Power Station B.

Feedback:

  • What are you archiving?
  • Why are you archiving?
  • Can you draw Dungeness as an archive?
  • How would recognise the historical significance of Dungeness?
  • Landscape/ conservation area as an archive
  • Therefore is there another way of archiving?
  • Is there an action/activity of archiving?
  • How can the haunting aspect come through?
  • What unites people/ how will it be used?
  • How different actions over time affected the landscape and hence how it might be curated?
  • Show more archiving process.
  • Something new growing as something is being decommissioned. Can the decommissioning of the power plant influence the archiving process?
  • The memory sketches showed should be shown more, and the influence they have on the design process should be considered.
  • Be selected of what sketches/trace becomes drawings.
  • How do the users/ inhabitants engage in the process. (show the scenario more on how will the engagement affect their lives)
  • Bring time into all drawings; more complexity in time should be detailed.
  • A unified language should be developed.

To do by the end of 1st semester:

  • Identify the safe/contaminated spaces in the power station in more detail – based on contamination level.
  • Identify what, why and different methods of archiving.
  • Detail up speculative section + speculative plan of nuclear power station.
  • Document memory sketches.

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  1. A really important drawing will be one that starts to introduce time onto the power station, you could make a drawing or series of drawings of the building that act as a timeline for the decommissioning process.

    The book I mentioned in the crit is The Big Archive https://mitpress.mit.edu/books/big-archive – worth having a look at.

    The memory sketches are great and you should look for more potential in them. We discussed the possibility of using the sketches to ‘remember’ the project as a mode of presenting it. We also talked about the difference and similarities between remembering and speculating and if your project drawings have a function of ‘remembering into the future’ as you present the two processes of decommissioning and archiving.

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