RCA SHOW 2012

Joseph Deane

Architecture


An Atom. A Shoe. A Foot.

Indian ink on vellum


My work examines the agency of 'nonhumans': the manner by which all organic and inorganic matter including weathers, minerals, microorganisms and inanimate objects form a distributive agency over and alongside human intentionality. The Western dualism of 'Nature' and 'Culture' has divided human and nonhuman politics, and led to a reductive understanding of architecture, the urban realm and even the human body as solely human constructs.

Employing a broad range of mediums including hand-drawing, models, digital simulations and interactive installations, I hope to re-present the complex humannonhuman networks which so intimately affect us and thus discover a more accurate understanding of our socio-ecological relations.



+44 (0)7834 181 662

joseph.deane@network.rca.ac.uk

www.josephdeane.com


Specialism: ADS5


Supported by: The RIBA Stephen Williams Scholarship


CV

Degrees

BA (Hons), Architecture (First class), University for the Creative Arts, Canterbury, 2007

Experience

Freelance artist/designer, London, 2010 to present; Carpenter/design consultant, Carpenter Oak Ltd, Devon, 2010; Architectural assistant, Grimshaw Architects, Melbourne, Australia, 2008–9; Architectural assistant, Ash Sakula Architects, London, 2007–8

Awards

First prize, International Flavours and Fragrances 'Future of Beauty' Competition, 2012; Winner, RIBA Stephen Williams Scholarship, 2011; Winner, British Fashion Council: Artwork for London Fashion Week, 2010