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Total Environment (Aimee Lockwood and Kieran Toms)

Total Environment

http://www.totalenvironment.org

Hollydale Road, Peckham, London, United Kingdom
Total Environment is an artistic collective focused on Art /Music / Words /Theatre, and their intersection. They explore our interrelationships with place, possibility, and action. For Total Environment, place is not just a background or a setting: its histories, layers and fictions are part of the art. Every aspect, whether created by ‘the artist’ or not, is a vital component of the art. The experience of this ‘total environment’ is in itself part of the art.

Parallel


(Re)discover the narratives that shape our city

Parallel


(Re)discover the narratives that shape our city
Parallel is half immersive theatre, and half investigative tour of buildings, streets and history.
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Type of project
  • New areas of operation

Parallel aims to alter mentalities around place, space, history – and crucially: possibility.

What discourses / narratives constrain us? What limits (seen, unseen, overlooked) determine our interactions with the city? How does the ‘familiar’ conceal histories and possibilities?

How can a re-examination of narratives enable new perspectives on the self and the city?

How can play, mystique and fiction interact with ‘real’ identities of our selves and our cities?

Half immersive theatre, half investigative tour of buildings, streets and history, it is an adaptable but place-centric ‘play.’

Urban identity is contested and evolving. Its future is the future of architecture. Is the urban merely a concentration of people, process and transactions? Or is it even more than the (already extensive) sum of its parts?

After a sold out run at the 2018 London Festival of Architecture, Parallel will be returning in 2019. We'd like to take it to more places.


Parallel


(Re)discover the narratives that shape our city

Parallel


(Re)discover the narratives that shape our city
Parallel is half immersive theatre, and half investigative tour of buildings, streets and history.
File under
Type of project
  • New areas of operation

Parallel aims to alter mentalities around place, space, history – and crucially: possibility.

What discourses / narratives constrain us? What limits (seen, unseen, overlooked) determine our interactions with the city? How does the ‘familiar’ conceal histories and possibilities?

How can a re-examination of narratives enable new perspectives on the self and the city?

How can play, mystique and fiction interact with ‘real’ identities of our selves and our cities?

Half immersive theatre, half investigative tour of buildings, streets and history, it is an adaptable but place-centric ‘play.’

Urban identity is contested and evolving. Its future is the future of architecture. Is the urban merely a concentration of people, process and transactions? Or is it even more than the (already extensive) sum of its parts?

After a sold out run at the 2018 London Festival of Architecture, Parallel will be returning in 2019. We'd like to take it to more places.



Idea by

Total Environment (Aimee Lockwood and Kieran Toms)
Total Environment
Hollydale Road
Peckham, London
United Kingdom
Total Environment is an artistic collective focused on Art /Music / Words /Theatre, and their intersection. They explore our interrelationships with place, possibility, and action. For Total Environment, place is not just a background or a setting: its histories, layers and fictions are part of the art. Every aspect, whether created by ‘the artist’ or not, is a vital component of the art. The experience of this ‘total environment’ is in itself part of the art.