A recent Dezeen article featured designs from 15 students at the University for the Creative Arts’ School of Architecture who were asked to imagine the future of hospitality. In response to their innovative ideas, I devised the following found poem, formed by lines from their proposals.
Designed to allow for more enthusiastic and interactive activities and occurrences
narrative as well as materiality and texture
exploring the way that light moves through the building
natural sunlight and colourful acrylic walls
the play of light, smells and intricate clay textures
an intricate and cryptic telecommunication system
a ‘chill’ zone
help people reconnect to their former lives
specialised cuisine, a library of cultural knowledge, a communal social space and a giant backgammon set
workshops in ecology and bee-keeping, as well as space for group therapy sessions
rediscovering one’s cultural identity through a communal cooking process
grow produce and provide sustenance for the urban population
working to combine nature and architecture for a sustainable lifestyle
this is where we resume the story.