Free. 1st Floor - Business Lounge, Portsmouth Guildhall.


Monday 08 Oct 2018 - Saturday 26 Jan 2019
Free. 1st Floor - Business Lounge, Portsmouth Guildhall.

The University of Portsmouth is delighted to announce the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries students have work exhibited in Guildhall in an exhibition called ‘Fragmentation and Synthesis’.

Fragmentation and Synthesis is running from 8 October 2018 – 27 January 2019 in Portsmouth Guildhall.

This exhibition presents an overview of University of Portsmouth's BA3 Interior Architecture and Design students’ work and includes their creative processes, explorations and their final designs. It is a presentation of the variety of projects of various scales and exhibits the richness of the research, the making, the experimentation, the conceptual and the technical understanding graduates reach throughout their studies.

As a community of learners and researchers, the students and tutors worked together in ways that required cooperation, collaboration, curiosity and decision making. As part of their design projects, students embarked on collective inquiries to investigate and interpret the urban context and the disparate fragments that define its vibrant identity.

Students adopted playful approaches to learning, and used collage as a methodology for reading and interpreting a place, for designing space, and for representing ideas using two-dimensional and three-dimensional techniques. Collage was an important tool that encouraged creative responses and different ways to record discoveries and generate ideas. A second approach was to generate designs based on narratives and stories about the city – fact, fiction, historic, contemporary.

The results and reflections on practice suggest that the methodologies enhanced the creativity and quality of students’ work but also had value as stand-alone creative processes. The methods also prepared the students for the curation and design of the end of year exhibition in May 2018, which presented the story of their collective endeavours, samples of which are presented in this display. This is a Synthesis of Fragments of their work, which presents last year’s journey, as they were preparing to enter the industry, full of skills and ideas.

The Fragmentation and Synthesis exhibition is part of an ongoing exhibition programme hosted by the Faculty of Creative and Cultural Industries (CCI) at the University of Portsmouth in partnership with Portsmouth Cultural Trust at the Portsmouth Guildhall.

Car Parking Discounted parking tickets are available online or at the box office.
Drinking Kindly note no flash photography or iPads are allowed, and neither is externally bought drinks or any liquids - only certain food will be allowed. See our House Rules for more info.

All events at Portsmouth Guildhall include a ticket restoration levy. This restoration levy will help us to invest in maintaining and enhancing facilities within our historic Grade II Listed building, ensuring that we continue to deliver the highest quality experience for event goers, artists and promoters. We appreciate your on going support for Portsmouth Guildhall. A restoration levy is effective on all events that go on sale as of March 1st 2016.

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