Tag: JoanLittlewood

Cementing Modernity

Skyfall. Mobs everywhere. Aaaaand it’s Tuesday Night. Prelude: 7 days ago in the Mill Meads Clock Mill. Dr. Bart Simon discovers the block of modernity. By carefully studying the Create Mod, and through insistent trial and error, we are introduced to Cement. It is grayish and runny, as if it was cupped from a Minecraft-version…
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Greatness from Tall Beginnings

This was it. After a whole semester of travelling to the Canadian Center for Architecture, of our Wednesday weekly meetings to radio over what was uncovered from our rabbit-holes discoveries and caves of content, we finally had enough – and enough materials – to ‘Minecraft’ the Fun Palace. Despite never being built, there exists a…
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Fun Palace floor plan

On Minecraft, the Fun Palace and Scale

There is a large and growing body of interdisciplinary research pointing to the significance of radical theatre director Joan Littlewood and architect Cedric Price’s Fun Palace (1961-64) for contemporary cultures, even though the project never advanced beyond the planning stage. Most writers tie this significance to the scalar qualities of Price’s body of work in…
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