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Student changes the historic face of Canterbury

Projection Event: Westgate TowersWestgate Towers in Canterbury will provide the backdrop for a University of Kent designed projection event at 11pm on Tuesday 11 May.

The project by Emily Thomson, an Interior Design student from the Kent School of Architecture, aims to challenge people’s perceptions of one of the oldest buildings in Canterbury by changing the fabric and surface of the structure.

The projection, which will last between 15 and 20 minutes, will involve various materials, animations and films projected on to the towers.

Emily Thomson said: ‘I have been interested in film and animation, and its use in architecture and interiors, for a long time. This project gave me a great opportunity to explore these interests further, while at the same time highlighting a famous structure in Canterbury that is often taken for granted.’

Howard Griffin, Lecturer at the Kent School of Architecture, said: ‘This ambitious project is the practical conclusion of Emily’s Interdisciplinary Dissertation project. This module encourages third- year students to push the boundaries of architecture and interiors by researching the relationship of other related disciplines, such as film, music and art, with the built environment. Emily’s proposal highlights the continuing commitment of the School and its students to engage with the local region with innovation and creativity.’
 



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Story published at 4:59pm 10 May 2010

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