‘Not What, But How’ was an exhibition curated with Ivar Tutturen and Alexander Furunes, first shown at the British Council in Delhi. It explored our working process, applied during projects carried out in partnership with local organisations and communities in the Philippines and India between 2010-2013. An emphasis was placed not only on final outcomes, but also on the way in which each project was conceived, funded, designed and executed. For its second incarnation in the Front Members’ Room of the Architectural Association, we invited a team of volunteers to collaborate on a structure that tested designs for upcoming projects. This ‘inhabitable shelf’ explored the concept of a thick wall that can be used for both storage and human occupation. Made out of salvaged timber, which was dismantled and re-used after the exhibition, it promoted the frugal use of resources.
T’aint what you do (it’s the way that you do it)”
– Sy Oliver & Trummy Young