At Her Majestys Pleasure Gardens
Brass, steel, glass and taxidermic canary
50 x 40 x 40 cm
'At Her Majestys' Pleasure Gardens' seeks to redefine the consequential effect of conviction and internment as a social and physical wall within the city, in the face of the prevailing commercialisation of the UK's prisons. The project assumes that an urban environment characterised by rules and restrictions provokes a counter-desire for thrills, excitement and the exhilaration of spectacle. The urban architecture proposed examines the amalgamation of a prison and a pleasure garden, exploring the relationship of prison inmate and citizen and of hiding away versus being exposed.
Dipl-Ing (FH), Architecture, Hochschule Konstanz University of Applied Sciences, Germany, 2007
Junior design architect, Coop-Himmelblau, Vienna, Austria, 2007–10