Hostile Architecture

Borders, spikes, monitored spaces. Monumental water fountains, sculptures adorned with memory. Holes erupting from tarmacked walkways exposing the city’s raw underbelly. Ancient trackways adorned with newly erected monuments; piles of trash, mulch, a deep growling from below.

Sound and text installation installed into the‘inbetween spaces of The Barbican foyers; the thresholds.

This work explores sound and listening as a tool to create a temporary community, an ‘immaterial architecture of public space.’ Field recordings using contact mics connected to the architecture of The Barbican were amplified back within the space to create a temporary architecture of sound.

Photo Credit: Dani Harvey

Photo Credit: Dani Harvey 

Photo Credit: Dani Harvey



Katie Elisa Fiore