Susanna Round

Susanna Round

Understanding the users’ role in the value and meaning of buildings

A practice-based enquiry investigating the post-completion life of three publicly funded architectural developments from the 1960s and 1970s.

Research Project Summary:
Susanna Round’s research approaches Architecture as a Fine Artist. Buildings or developments from the 60s and 70s are explored from the perspective of their life after the architect has walked away. Susanna connects the production of space via movements and activities with interventions in their physical fabric such as DIY and adaption, proposing the idea that buildings have multiple authors, and valuing the creative input of users through daily life.

Susanna Round is an artist, researcher and lecturer. Her practice is (usually) as half of the collaboration Barbaresi & Round. Round’s work is about places and buildings and works with painting, wall drawing, constructions, artist’s books, and participatory practice.

Round completed her BA and MA at The Slade, she currently teaches on BA Painting at Wimbledon College of Art and on the CCW (Camberwell, Chelsea, Wimbledon) Foundation course.


Terry Perk