Interview with Jack Bardwell
‘The School within The School’ asks what tools are required to imagine a future that has an alternative set of values. Using a series of programmed interventions, such as a student-run bar, radio station, performance platform and alternative entrance, it instils the everyday mechanisms of the school with renewed possibility. The project is an example of how architecture can be speculative while still having its feet firmly on the ground. The position of the architect is to be both actor and participant, manipulating their direct environment alongside the community in order to imagine beyond what their space currently affords.