Adam Knight was the second Being in Architecture artist in residence in Passenger’s Autumn/Winter 2021 programme.
Two Estates is a body of work developed from Knight’s residency. Through sound, 3-D modelling, photography and sculpture, Knight addresses the influence of heritage, conservation and cultural practices in the redevelopment of The Brunswick Centre in central London. Drawing upon archival material and situated field recordings, Knight uses the building as a way of thinking about aspects of planning and decision-making in British post-war architecture. Works respond to the unique material and sonic conditions of The Brunswick through inversions of its architectural and propositional spaces. Methods of opacity, doubling and overlay linger on speculative moments that suggest divergent trajectories for the building across its 50-year history.