#173 Post Truth Salon

B18_#173 // The Salon // Oscar Maguire In the salons of old, people would converse using only the knowledge of the world outside that they had brought into room with them at that time. Today almost all discussion or debate in any room can be […]

#172 The Conversation Loop

B18_#172 // The Salon // Emma Colthurst “… the eyes, the eyebrows, the tone, the smile, the body language… once again become essential within the reimagined Salon. Physical interaction and conversation intercepts the visitor’s daily digital feed and the infinite possibilities of shared language and […]

#171 “Imagine Everyone in the Audience is Naked”

B18_#171 // The Salon // Jack Sweet The original enlightenment Salons where spaces where ‘informal’ conversations came wrapped up in rigid layers of social formality. From the decor to the clothes, every aspect demanded from occupants a highly curated facade, a guarded ‘public self’, denoting […]

#170 Pocket Salon

B18_#170 // The Salon // Jonathan Wren   Pocket Salon – An Acoustic Parlour The Salons of today inhabit preexisting, usually grand, spaces. The Pocket Salon is imagined as an acoustic-foam maze, deploying to fill these inspiring spaces. Conversations are compressed and expanded as members […]

#169 Conference Call

B18_#169 // The Salon // The Bakerloos This cube explores the influence of digital conversation tools on the experience of the contemporary Salon: In an increasingly globalised world and ubiquitous social media we continue to build more and more international relationships – the people we […]

#168 The Outdoor Salon

B18_#168 // The Salon // Kimberley Berney and Samuel Jaccard Ideas are meant to be shared. Not limited to selected individuals, they should be free to bounce from curious mind to curious mind. We live in an era of shared knowledge, let us tear down […]

Brief 18

 The Salon Introduction: Salons are political spaces. Traditionally held in the private parloursof grand houses, groups met to engage in the art of conversation. The sharing of ideas between unique and vibrant guests is at the heart of TheSalon.Salons were originally aristocratic, taking place in […]

#167 Retrieved.

B17_#167 // Underground Public Toilet // Lloyd Lee Retrieved. Date :  10.05.2203 Location :  W2, London, Great Britain  Description : An X-ray drawing, presumably for a survey; The drawing seems to show an abandoned entrance to the Bayswater Estate underneath Hyde Park Plant. This material […]

#166 Untitled

B17_#166 // Underground Public Toilet // Oscar Maguire  In the 19th century, the UK government deemed it necessary to convenience the citizens of London by building public conveniences (or toilets). In Easter 2019, 19 years after Al Gore narrowly missed out on the opportunity to […]

#165 Absence

B17_#164 // Underground Public Toilet // Jack Sweet  The public toilet was once a space of escapism and release, an outlet for impulses unpalatable to mainstream society. Today our society has a guilty addiction to violence as a different means of release. Our culture saturated […]

#164 The Writer’s Refuge

B17_#164 // Public Toilet // Anonymous Sunday, April 28, 2019  The street roared with a deafening sound.  Presumptuous life runs and dances,  twists and turns, head down.  Painting idealistic pictures of themselves, sharing articles and displaying support filters  for causes they don’t genuinely care about.  […]

#163 Public Extractor

B17_#163 // Public Toilet // The Bakerloos Whilst the Victorians tried to get hold of the smell of urine pervading their pre-automotive cities, our generation is yet to be seen dealing effectively with a far more damaging stench. The fumes from the ever-increasing traffic on […]