Project Manager, MATT+FIONA
I’m always slightly ashamed to say that both my parents were architects, although neither of them lasted long within the profession. I grew up in two houses which they self-built, so architecture and building were always a part of my life and something I have always been drawn towards. I applied to study both sculpture and architecture at Glasgow School of Art but decided to go with architecture in the end. It has taken me a long time to realise this was the right decision after all.
I would like to spend less time in front of a computer. I believe there is something important in embodied knowledge gained through collaborative making and this is something I would like to explore more through physical construction.
The renowned South London theatre, Ovalhouse, was moving from Oval to a new space in the heart of Brixton. While Ovalhouse is without a space, they have invited Matt+Fiona to enable 20 ten year olds from local schools in Brixton to design and build their own pop-up outdoor performance space on Somerleyton Road in Brixton, next door to the new building.