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Sam Vardy & Paula McCloskey

a place of their own

http://aplaceoftheirown.org/

Burnside Avenue, Sheffield, United Kingdom
a place of their own is the research practice of Paula McCloskey and Sam Vardy. Using art and spatial practice, we interrogate and propose within entanglements of climate, capital, technology and politics. We operate as a collective, a couple, with our children, and through collaborations with others.

Border_Fictioning (The Eile Project)


New ethics and entanglements of an ecosophical spatial practice.

Border_Fictioning (The Eile Project)


New ethics and entanglements of an ecosophical spatial practice.
Architecture's response(ability) to enact new human & non-human myths, imaginaries and encounters of the border
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Border-Fictioning is an ecosophical architecture, in which relations between space, power, personal histories, political narratives, indigenous animals, matter, and the earth generate new forms of affective encounter of more-than-human relations. In the light of future global political, environmental and economic crises (chthulucene or capitaloscene as Harraway / Demos suggested) we explore through The Eile Project a new ethics, aesthetics and mode of spatial practice that open up new fragile border imaginaries. A resistant form of fictioning seeks to act in transformative ways as a practice of architecture in physical, embodied and experiential terms, as fictioning might "impact on the real, change it, in some way." Our research-based praxis on the border between Ireland + UK generates ‘territorial apparatuses’ including situated performance/interventions, audiovisual films, human and non-human bodies, organic and inorganic matter, sonic territories and chthonic architectures.



Entanglements of bodies, space and matter - the Cryptic White butterfly

Eile's rituals across contested border zones

The territories of Eile - loch

The territories of Eile - Slieve Rusheen bog and mountain

Border_Fictioning (The Eile Project)


New ethics and entanglements of an ecosophical spatial practice.

Border_Fictioning (The Eile Project)


New ethics and entanglements of an ecosophical spatial practice.
Architecture's response(ability) to enact new human & non-human myths, imaginaries and encounters of the border
File under
Type of project
  • Next alliances

Border-Fictioning is an ecosophical architecture, in which relations between space, power, personal histories, political narratives, indigenous animals, matter, and the earth generate new forms of affective encounter of more-than-human relations. In the light of future global political, environmental and economic crises (chthulucene or capitaloscene as Harraway / Demos suggested) we explore through The Eile Project a new ethics, aesthetics and mode of spatial practice that open up new fragile border imaginaries. A resistant form of fictioning seeks to act in transformative ways as a practice of architecture in physical, embodied and experiential terms, as fictioning might "impact on the real, change it, in some way." Our research-based praxis on the border between Ireland + UK generates ‘territorial apparatuses’ including situated performance/interventions, audiovisual films, human and non-human bodies, organic and inorganic matter, sonic territories and chthonic architectures.



Entanglements of bodies, space and matter - the Cryptic White butterfly

Eile's rituals across contested border zones

The territories of Eile - loch

The territories of Eile - Slieve Rusheen bog and mountain


Idea by

Sam Vardy & Paula McCloskey
a place of their own
Burnside Avenue
Sheffield
United Kingdom
a place of their own is the research practice of Paula McCloskey and Sam Vardy. Using art and spatial practice, we interrogate and propose within entanglements of climate, capital, technology and politics. We operate as a collective, a couple, with our children, and through collaborations with others.