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Chez Etym Matthew Doran Chez Etym v2

Chez Etym Migrant Landscapes Chez Etym v2

Chez Etym Mooloomba House Brit Andresen Chez Etym v2

Chez Etym Studio Positions Chez Etym v2

Chez Etym The Burrell Museum Brit Andresen Chez Etym v2

Chez Etym.
Samuel Stair, Lily Eire Parsons, Paul Stallan, Brit Andresen, Thom Walker, Holly Gavin, Matthew Doran et al.

Chez Etym. is an edited collection which draws together new work from 14 architects, academics, artists, poets, photographers and graduates from Europe and Australia. Through a soft lens and a reverence for the written word, Chez Etym.’s primary focus is ‘place’ explored from the periphery. For us, place is born from the temporal and exists as a series of tacit layers spread across space and time. Thus place presents a crucial essence of being; an intensely human consideration that shifts in perspective from society, to landscape, cities, history, and the transcendental. This multifaceted understanding is crucial to any argument on how we do, or should, live in our environment. It offers a key to understanding planetary timescales of climate change, mnemonic timescales of cultural identity, the ecological timescales of an (increasingly extinct) environment, and the responsibility we owe to our environments. In Chez Etym., these themes are explored with a zeal for meaning layered through language: one chapter considers governmental education policy and its symbiosis with social concerns manifest in Glasgow’s urban realm; another uses two built works to explore the poetics of architecture as landscape; a Norwegian studio recounts a landscape-charged workshop at Frank Lloyd Wright’s Taliesin; and the editors explore ontological and philosophical musings on death and erased cultural identity. The outcome is a contemporary precis of understated potency, on how to design with place, taking root in the subconscious and gently affecting the reader’s hand.

Chez Etym. is edited by Lily Éire Parsons and Samuel Stair, graduates of architecture from the University of Queensland, Brisbane, with respective further study in Berlin and Glasgow. With collective experience spanning practice, academia, community projects and exhibition curation they have been recipient to numerous awards including the annual dissertation prize at the Mackintosh School of Architecture and Conrad Gargett Architectural Design Prize at the University of Queensland. Chez Etym. acts as foundation to their wider body of work concerning alternative explorations of place and time. In addition to chapters by its editors, Chez Etym. features the multi-disciplinary work of Brit Andresen, Matthew Anderson and Lisbeth Funck, Thom Walker, Matthew Doran, Alastair Jackson and Kenneth Steven, Holly Gavin, Paul Stallan, collectives Nomanslanding and Migrant Landscapes, and practices Associates Architecture and Faulds Stark.

2017 - 2020 (publication, ongoing), softcover, perfect bound A5 book on recycled paper stock, printed on demand, 250 pages

Title Chez Etym.

Authors Individual: Samuel Stair, Lily Eire Parsons, Paul Stallan, Brit Andresen, Thom Walker, Holly Gavin, Matthew Doran. Collaborative / group: Studio Positions (Matthew Anderson and Lisbeth Funck), Studio Associates (Nicolò Galeazzi and Martina Salvaneschi), Kenneth Steven and Alastair Jackson, Nomanslanding (Robyn Backen, Andre Dekker, Graham Eatough, Nigel Helyer and Jennifer Turpin), James Faulds and Tom Stark, Migrant Landscapes. Samuel Stair and Lily Eire Parsons