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Frances Priest, ‘Small Spaces in the City’, Building on the Built

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24 October 2023

Episode 628

29 minutes


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We visit ‘Small Spaces in the City’ at Roca London Gallery, an exhibition that looks at the challenges of tiny homes across the globe. We also tour the studio of Edinburgh-based ceramicist Frances Priest and talk architecture with Jonathan Tuckey Design. 

24 October 2023

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Frances Priest

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The Scottish artist, designer and maker produces ceramics featuring patterns of angular geometric shapes that burst with colour. Her approach to ornament and decoration has landed her work in the Victoria and Albert Museum, and the National Museum of Scotland. We travel to Frances’s studio in Edinburgh.

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‘Small Spaces in the City: Rethinking Inside the Box’

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The exhibition at Roca London Gallery examines the challenges and global solutions of working with shrinking floor plans and petite places.

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‘Small Spaces in the City: Rethinking Inside the Box’

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Building on the Built with Jonathan Tuckey Design

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Leading architecture and interior practice Jonathan Tuckey Design has built a reputation for impressive retrofits. The studio is also renowned for its community-minded outlook, headlined by ‘Building on the Built’, a programme of talks that aims to encourage architectural consideration for existing structures. We speak to the firm's associate architect Elena Aleksandrov.

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Building on the Built with Jonathan Tuckey Design

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