model : making
Contemporary Applied Arts, London, UK 2013
For London Design Festival, Kennedy, in collaboration with Allies and Morrison and CAA, curated an exhibition which looked at the increased use of new technologies by both craft-makers and architectural model makers. In both areas
traditional ways of making by hand are increasingly being combined with the latest technologies of digital imaging, laser cutting, CNC machining and 3D printing.
This exhibition focused on the differing approaches by makers across the spectrum of craft disciplines and examine how new technologies are being absorbed into the everyday practice of many contemporary makers. By contrasting this approach with that of the Architectural model maker we can examine different approaches to technology and see how both sides are adapting these new technologies to the aesthetic demands of their disciplines.