Chthonopolis' has been selected for the Royal Academy Summer Show.
This follows on from the 'Gold Mine' which was exhibited in 2015
Wednesday, 13 June 2018
Monday, 9 April 2018
Title: Market Hardware
Location:Units 154 - 158, Queensgate Market, Huddersfield
Open: 6th April – 28th April
Market Hardware is an exhibition of current design research from the Department of Architecture and 3D Design at the University of Huddersfield. The exhibition shows a diverse approach to design research from analytical studies of existing projects, innovative product design proposals and photographic studies of hospital waiting areas and Chinese housing typologies to more speculative approaches to digital graphics, gestural representations and collage.
All the work embodies an approach of practice based research that attempts to open up design to wider forms of dissemination avoiding the narrowly defined protocols of traditional design representation.
Nic Clear, Helen Darnell, Danilo Di Mascio, Adrian Evans, Yun Gao, Joanne Pigott-Hakim, Carl Meddings, Adrian Pitts, Penny Sykles, Ertu Unver, Hazem Ziada
Curator: Nic Clear
Monday, 27 November 2017
Professor Nic Clear
FUN: Future Urban Networks
Thursday 30th November 2017, 6.30pm
Tessa Blackstone Lecture Theatre [11_0003]
University of Greenwich
London SE10 9BD
Project Space: Selected Architectural Projects 2017
Matthew Buckley, Iulia Cistelecan, Andrei Ciprian Cojocaru, Vlad Dumitru,
De He, Sofia Kanarelli, Farid Karim, Nic Clear and Hyun Jun Park
27th November to 16th December
7.30 – 9.30pm
Thursday 30th November 2017
University of Greenwich
London SE10 9BD
Wednesday, 22 November 2017
The Underground Drawings
Conventional technical drawing assumes that the drawing is rational, functional and objective; drawings are produced to communicate an intention, an instruction, or a clarification. These drawings question those conventions and protocols, these drawings are not rational or functional they are gestural and playful and what they communicate is expressive rather than pragmatic. The starting point of the drawings were the five chapter titles of Marko Jobst's text; Object; Space; Interior; Image; Movement, mapping out the themes that the text evoked selecting the station layouts and references that resonated with the ideas that that the text alludes to. The drawings were principally made by overdrawing axonometric projections from London Underground that show the organisation and layout of individual stations, the stations. It should be stressed that the original drawings made by London Underground are themselves a fiction edited to show only principal circulation and abstracted to avoid the complexities of the subterranean system they are part of. The overdrawing is performed in a loose gestural manner rather than an exact tracing, the ‘inaccuracies’ are further distorted be stretching and rescaling to fit the drawing frame. Different pairs of drawings were then juxtaposed against one another. Against the main drawings other elements are composited within the picture, some taken directly from the text or from my own readings and interests. Specific framing devices are set within the composition as are notational elements from the original LU drawings. The underground drawings clearly refer to a number of other works particularly Guy Debord’s ‘The Naked City’ as well obvious references to Bernard Tschumi’s “Manhattan Transcripts” and Daniel Liebeskind’s ‘Micro-megas”.
Tuesday, 21 November 2017
Wednesday, 16 August 2017
Magacin u Kraljevića Marka 4-8
1100 Belgrade Serbia
Project concept and curation: Marko Jobst
Consultant and producer: Marijana Cvetković
Catalogue design: Katarina Vukoman
With: Ronnen BenArie, André Bideau, Simone Brott, Nic Clear, Hélène Frichot, Kim Gurney, Catharina Gabrielsson, Katharine Harrison, Lee Hassall, Carl Lavery, Chris L. Smith, Neil Spiller, Jill Stoner, Vesna Trobec, Nicolas Whybrow, Tamir Zadok.
Thursday, 1 June 2017
|Chthonopolis - 3D laser scan of exhibition|
|Chthonopolis model detail|
|Chthonopolis model - detail|
|Chthonopolis model detail - central core|
|Chthonopolis exhibition - installation view|
CHTHONOPOLIS: A NIGHT WITH NIC CLEAR
Tuesday 6th June - 18.00 - 20.30
Nic Clear will be talking about his new subterranean project, with a Q&A to follow. The night will play out to a curated 'Gold Mine' soundtrack, with a drinks reception.
The event is free but booking essential
120 London Road, London SE1 6LF
Tuesday, 16 May 2017
Michael Hansmeyer is an architect and programmer who explores the use of computation to generate and fabricate architectural form. Recent projects include the Sixth Order’ installation of columns at the Gwangju Design Biennale, the ‘Platonic Solids’ series, and the fabrication of full-scale 3D printed grottos for FRAC’s Archilab exhibition as well as for Centre Pompidou.