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ByCate St Hill

Alternative modes of practising architecture are invariably emerging from temporary architecture, ranging from multidisciplinary, research-based design to collaborative, participative building and self-initiated, self-built projects. The role of the architect is expanding to include storyteller, historian, urban planner, psychologist, facilitator and communicator. Some architects had designed projects to be dismountable and reusable; some had components still dotted around their studios and back gardens waiting for the next opportunity; others didn’t know what had happened to their structures at all. The projects shown have the ability to catalyse subtler and wider-ranging effects, as shown for instance by The Decorators’ project for Chrisp Street Market.