Shared Drive envisages a new distribution of students across 5 studio clusters in mixed-year groups.
Each area has a theme, intended to build upon existing media distinctions but also to extend beyond them and emphasise permeability:
text and image, print and publish
sculpture, projection and re-creation
designation, engagement and exchange
speech, performance, sound and video
drawing, painting and installation
Individual placement in Level 1, Semester 1 is provisional.
Each area includes shared space for collective projects, research-on-the-premises, lectures and seminars.
The Curatorial space in particular functions as a multi-purpose hub for the programme, accommodating single- and multi-exhibit displays, seminars, and cross-group activities. Some of these aspects are coordinated and managed by the students based in the space.
- maintains recognition of media and processes in the studio structure
- steps beyond redundant ‘pathway’ divisions
- integrates three levels of BA students and MA students
- offers a shared showcase space for collective activity