George James

Stage 4, MArch


The project is an artistic re-education centre for the age of AI, as automation creates more job losses the arts will become a sanctuary for the displaced.


Self-identity has become progressively more closely linked with employment as the line between the office and the home have blurred. With many people identifying a large part of their personality by their career, however if they are replaced by automation, they will be left adrift.


The centre through a monastic lifestyle encourages the occupants to pursue artistic endeavours through a semi structured 12-month foundation syllabus, which aims to help re-establish their personal identities which have been lost through the development of individual artistic expression.