Big congratulations to Rhiannon Williams who won 2018 Spatial Practices Prizes sponsored by Knight Frank for her MA NE final project Fracture Edit.
The other prize winners included MA Architecture students Louis Lupien, Billy Adams and Freddie Wiltshire.
We are also proud of Spatial Practices prize nominees MA NE students Erica Corina Jensen and Ankita Trivedi.
Rhiannon’s project “Fracture Edit” is an interactive installation, using site- specific poetry to transform the Cypriot buffer zone’s divisive, prejudice fuelled identity into one of cultural hybridity and potential.
Multilingual poetry inscriptions challenge the the site’s current, more hostile iconography, and aim to engage islanders with the buffer zone as a site of possibility, lessening animosity between Greek and Turkish Cypriots and suggesting a more fruitful future for the unused land.