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TRT World Documentary

APL graduates, Carrie Yee and Matthew Mouncey, feature in a TRT World documentary to be screened on Saturday 19th August at 5.30pm (Sky channel 519 (HD) and channel 693 (SD)).   Future of Construction, filmed whilst studying for their Master of Architecture (MArch) qualification at Newcastle, explores revolutionary technologies and how they will evolve in the future.

Drawing on the traditions of the island city of Venice, Yee and Mouncey examine the relationship between human remains and buildings in the future.  Yee discusses ways in which human ashes can be mixed into concretes and how these may be respectfully applied in building typologies; while Mouncey discusses how our beloved deceased may become fertile grounds and gardens within our cities as we have robbed the soils we build upon of their vigour.



published on: 21 August 2017