In partnership with The National Trust, BUILD is a week long summer school for children and young people in August leading to the creation of an eye-catching and interactive site-specific installation in front of Sutton House led by collaborative, architectural-educationalist duo MATT+FIONA.
Building on the Borrowers theme, participants will be encouraged to find hidden or unusual nooks and crannies around the house. These will be surveyed and modelled to explore the potential for imagined inhabitation by little people. Through a process of scaling and adaptation, these model moments will evolve into an external installation during a week of designing, building and making at the front of Sutton House in August. The result will create a new arrival sequence, shifting how inhabitants feel and presenting the opportunity for seating and performance as part of the summer events programme.
MATT+FIONA is a collaborative venture between architect Matthew Springett and educator Fiona MacDonald, built on a long history of working together on architectural-based education initiatives. Through their initiatives they offer unique, hands-on, practical education programmes for children and young adults. BUILD is the exciting next step of their work, bringing together a wide and wonderful network of professionals with complementary skill sets to support them in their work.