An interrogation of one of London's most influential but least known Victorian settlement buildings designed by Arts and Crafts architects Dunbar Smith and Cecil Brewer.
Union Chapel, London
An unauthorised tour of architect James Cubitt's 'people's gothic' chapel. A partial dictionary of dissent. Commissioned by The Union Chapel Project and London Arts Board.
An exploration of the English picturesque landscape and the radical educational idealism of Friedrich Froebel. Commissioned by the University of Surrey, Roehampton.
Red Lion Square, London
An informal unguided walk which explored local Bloomsbury architecture and culture. Commissioned by Performance Architecture Location for the 7-day international symposium CIVICCentre: Reclaiming the Right to Performance.
Queens Square, London
Presented as a performance lecture, using film, text, and live music; Middle English invites the audience to learn the language of a building and search for the roots of words and idioms amongst the disciplines of brick laying, road building, hedge planting and smock making.
The Brantwood Trust, on Coniston Water in Cumbria, is currently reconstructing John Ruskin's lakeside boathouse, thereby completing the harbour project that so preoccupied the writer and critic in the late 1870s. In parallel with this renovation project Ewan Forster & Christopher Heighes have been commissioned to devise a separate construction that will illuminate the complexity of thought that underpinned Ruskin's 'domestic' projects and reconnect a contemporary public with his artistic, educational and economic radicalism.
Liverpool Anglican Cathedral, Liverpool
Over the period of eighteen months during 2003/2004 Forster & Heighes developed a proposal for an installation in the tower of Liverpool Anglican Cathedral. The resulting installation, commissioned to mark the Cathedral's centenary, was an attempt to celebrate and articulate the grand silent spaces that characterise Scott's work.
Die Erde, eine gute Wohnung : An international site-specific collaboration produced by Forster & Heighes and the Hebbel Theatre, Berlin (HAU) presented on one of Berlin's most extraordinary but undervalued housing estates - Bruno Taut's "Hufeisensiedlung" in Berlin Neukolln.
The partnership is pleased to announce it has received funding from Arts Council England to research and develop a landscape performance project on the site of the former Hoverlloyd Hoverport, Pegwell Bay nr Ramsgate, Kent. If you traveled on the service, or you kite-surf, walk, bird-watch, or bait dig at Pegwell Bay get in touch! Project partners: Thanet Council, Kent Wildlife Trust, The Hovercraft Museum, Lee-on-Solent
Inigo Rooms. Somerset House, London
Plant Science was a meditation on the apparatus of study and learning; an exploration of the performative qualities of the lab bench and workstation as sites of intense scrutiny and discovery and devices for pedagogical exchange and experiment. Glasshouse, green-board, test bench, workstation, fume cupboard, propagation bed, specimen cabinet and fire door - a building distilled to its essential elements, clarified, separated and reconstituted in the neoclassical environment of Somerset House.