Pooh town / by Melissa Pinkstone

Bartlett graduate Nick Elias has transformed a 1920's Slough, England into a Poohtopia by overlaying scenes from AA Milne's Winnie the Pooh with its industrial landscapes. Visualized by Elias to question the role of architecture in a changing world, He asks if more could be done to promote the importance of "happy architecture"? Through a series of advertisements designed to promote the town, Elias warmly takes the viewer on a pilgrimage through Pooh Town; a fictional alternative to the depression and social exclusion that characterized Slough after the First World War, He polarizes this image with the fictional scenes of AA Milne's classic tale, from a rabbit's picnic to a balloon launch. "Pooh Town questions the raw matter of what humans want: In designing for emotion, happiness, it has been possible to test the purpose of architecture in a changing world."

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Urban Tales is an exhibition of architecture drawing by three award winning recent graduates from the Bartlett school of architecture, Ned scott, Nick Elias and Anja Hempa explores the fictitious transformation of urban spaces in London, Slough and Tokyo.

To visit :

6-10 April 2015 Upstairs at Carousel, 71 Blandford Street W1U 8AB. London Underground: baker St, Bond St. T +44 (0)20 7487 5564. carousel-london.com / info@carousel-london.com