Sunday 16h September, 11am – 4pm
A collaborative project
Amy Scott-Pillow invites the public to collaborate in the creation of a temporary dwelling inside Canute’s Palace.
In medieval times, the construction of such a large permanent stone structure would require significant prestige and wealth; in contrast to the humble peasantry buildings of the time, built from ephemeral materials such as wood, thatch and wattle.
These structures once decayed may not have a long-lasting impact like Canute’s Palace, but to build a shelter continues to require an innate skill that has ensured the evolution of the human species. Scott-Pillow reimagines that concept through the limitations of materials found within the city of Southampton.