Emily Whitebread

Project: Cosmic Tissue

Intrigued by the playful and ambitious nature of visionary architects, interpreting their ideologies through her artistic practice, and looking to revive the idea of utopian thinking through looking at shells and wombs as cosmic spaces: both familiar and transcendent at the same time. Whitebread’s video piece uses trapeze artists, performing simple balancing tricks, to reveal the utopian impulse that resides in unsuspected places: that is, in the trapeze artists who tries to defy gravity.

Thesis: How can we make Utopian Paper Architecture more Physical?

This thesis explores the notion of us renewing the ideas of Utopian Paper Architecture, through an examination of humanity’s fascination with our own origins and the connection we feel to the Universe.