Objects are more than lifeless entities that exist with no sole purpose; on the contrary, they can be tangible pieces of artefacts that leave impressions or emotional attachments to a person as they evolve over time. Exploring this through the object of a typewriter, Tracing the Fragments is an opportunity for readers, writers, and the general public to explore gender equality and empowerment through various spaces influenced by the typewriter's history. The concept combines the philosophy of typewriters making markings on paper with how individuals leave imprints and traces in architecture and how this might be reflected in the structure. The typewriter ribbon contains the remains of letters that were struck, shown in the building using materials that can show physical marks.
Ground Floor - Articles and posters made by members can be purchased in this retail area. There are voids looking down into the stone lithography studio and printing press.
Second Floor - Ribbons collected from typewriters are collected and displayed in this exhibition where the imprint of letters on ribbon can be seen.
Interior Architecture and Design at NTU has an incredibly long and rich history; with Interior Decoration taught at the first ever UK Art school, in the Waverley building during the 1950s.
Over the last 70 years, our programme has grown and adapted to meet the requirements of industry and social change, respond to trends, and deliver a degree which encourages students to look, think, critically appraise, and understand local and world issues amongst the principles of design.
We are a validated degree programme in which our students can join the Chartered Society of Designers, and we are members of the Interior Educators network. Our dedicated design studio in the Grade II* listed Arkwright building enables a studio culture which reflects professional practice, in a dynamic environment that challenges everyone to work collaboratively, share experiences and experiment with ideas.
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