DRS05 is concerned with the design of architectures, spaces and objects that critically engage with and contribute to contemporary cultures and contexts. We believe design is an activity that can communicate, educate, challenge and improve through critical, creative, experimental and sustainable research-led practices. We generate our outcomes at a range of scales through drawing, books, model making, devices, furniture, interactive and sensory environments, interventions and installations, exhibition and displays, films and virtual realities.
We work with prestigious cultural institutions in developing our architectural and spatial outcomes and we are focused on creating exciting and engaging spatial experiences for a range of audiences and clients. This year we will explore London’s Square Mile and propose outcomes for the new site of the Museum of London in Smithfield.
We will begin to explore movement through slow time at a range of scales from body to city through research that explores archaeological time and trace, transition and transformation in London’s Square Mile. We are interested in making the invisible visible, exploring the interstitial and ethereal, the virtual and the actual. We will use this knowledge to respond architecturally to current social, technological, environmental and economic contexts that shape London in order to design the spaces we wish to leave for future civilisations to discover. We will propose and display our site-specific outcomes in response to the new Museum of London opening in Smithfield in 2022.