Architecture Fringe 2019
In Real Life

Grenfell: Object lessons

Exhibition of evidence drawn from the public inquiry into the Grenfell Tower fire

Syahirah Hanis Abd Ghafar, Katherine Black, Erin Blyth, Iona Brady, Si Chen, Sonja Draskovic, James Forde, Josef Grostern, Kerim Karagic, Nur Farihah Binti Khariudin, De Rui Lee, Santong Li, Shi Hong Lim, Yan Hei Lung, Farah Nadhiera Binti Mohammad Fuad, Sukhraj Kaur Puwar, Yifei Ren, Liam Ross, Zain Al Sharaf Samer Moh'D Wahbeh, Jennifer Stevenson, Nurul Safuhah Binti Suhaidi, Yuet Wan Wong, Vsevolod Yurchenko

FRI 14 June 2019 / 5 - 6pm Opening
MON - FRI 17 - 21 June 2019 / 12pm - 5pm

ESALA Project Office
Rm 2.63, Minto House
20-22 Chambers Street
Edinburgh EH1 1JZ

Not accessible / Accessible WC / Children welcome

What lessons should architects, and architectural students, learn from the Grenfell Tower fire? During the past semester 22 undergraduate architecture students at the University of Edinburgh have been asking themselves this question. They have been following phase 1 of the public inquiry, studying evidence submitted by core participants; planning statements, warrant drawings, manufacturer’s instructions, test results, testimonies of survivors, commemoration hearings from the bereaved, reports from the attending fire-fighters. In dialogue with expert witnesses and fire-safety engineers they have sought to understand the construction of Grenfell Tower, and the way it reacted to fire, as an ‘object lesson’ for future designers. For this exhibition, each student offers a spatial representation of one item of evidence as a means to share their reflections with the broader professional community.

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