RCA SHOW 2012

Wendy Smith

Architecture


Olympic Legacy 2032

Digital print


Black Swans and White Elephants

The London 2012 Olympic bid was won in an economic boom yet executed in a financial bust. As a result, the project draws upon the practice of the insurance industry as a means to investigate the limits of control in a world concerned with future predictions and risk avoidance.

Based on real-world statistics and genuine concerns, a fictional insurance 'policy' questions the future of the site and asks if it is possible to ensure a successful legacy.



+44 (0)7902 928 433

wendy.smith@network.rca.ac.uk


Specialism: ADS4


CV

Degrees

BA (Hons), Architecture, University of Kent, 2008

Experience

Architectural assistant, dRMM de Rijke Marsh Morgan Architects, London, 2008–10

Awards

First prize, Design Portfolio, University of Kent, 2008