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Time crimes in the garden of pleasure

Time crimes in the garden of pleasure

Murray, Shaun (2017) Time crimes in the garden of pleasure. Design Ecologies, 6 (1). pp. 127-152. ISSN 2043-068X (doi:

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Time Crimes in the Garden of Pleasure is a presentation of a series of design projects developed in relation to the Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens by the River Thames in London and the Urban Islands Studio on Cockatoo Island in Sydney. Each location is filled with complex geometries from geological, historical and environmental territories. We unpack these complexities and invent new vessels for the prevailing phenomenon of pleasure.

Vauxhall Pleasure Gardens existed for 198 years from 1661 to 1859 through times of great change. The old world became new, the familiar made strange. Advances in science, technology, architecture, art, philosophy and politics brought together the near and the far, the infinitesimal and the galactic, the past and the future. The Pleasure Gardens had to become a generator of great experimentation and novelty, a place where the new could be seen and heard. At their considerable zenith they were one of the largest and most complex businesses in Britain, innovating at large scale across many fields.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Design Ecologies Architecture
Subjects: N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > School of Design (DES)
Faculty of Liberal Arts & Sciences > Digital Arts, Research & Enterprise (DARE)
Last Modified: 02 Nov 2021 23:01

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