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The Evaluation of space Part: 9 (E.S.: 9) – part f ‘The University of Plymouth: A survey project’ 2010-2011 Or: ‘One years Psychogeographic adventure into the alien environment of Academic facilities, bureaucracy and failure that turns into my personal fiction.”

E.S: 9f Scott ‘Ladies Toilets’ Or:   “ The Grass is so much Pinker on the other side.”

By Oliver Griffin

E.S.:9f / Fig. -

The ladies lavatories are a sacred place in the eyes of a gentleman. Talk of ‘going on to powder ones nose’ brings the imagination to the forefront to a world of imaginative scenarios. These are all subjects that I don’t w a n t t o t o u c h , a l o n g w i t h a p l a c e t h a t I d o n ’ t w a n t t o v i s i t i n r e a l i t y. A l th o u g h th i s ro o m (098) has the same hi story as the b o y ’s to i l e ts i n R o o m m 11 2 a , i n t h e s e n s e i t w a s o v e r looked when the budget for modernisation was put into action. With the transplant of the Art departments from E x e t e r to Plymouth, the Scott building was chosen by the current head of s c h o o l a t t h a t p e r i o d o f t r a n s i t i o n t o h o u s e t h e m a j o r i ty o f th e faci l i ti es. The redesi gn of the ori gi nal s c h o o l b u i l d i n g c a m e at a cost. S o w hen I di d ventured i n to th i s s p a c e o n a extremel y qui te S unday afternoon, I s e e me d to h a v e entered a pi nk cave, of very course plasterwork only softened the environment was immersing the walls. T h e b a t h r o o m f i t t i n g s , t h e s a m e p e r i o d a s a l l t h e o t h e r n o n - recondi ti oned l avatori es w i thi n the b u i l d i n g , j u s t s i tti n g there from the 70’ 80’s. B ri ti sh and u n c h a n g i n g . I o n l y popped my head round the uni nvi ti ng door. I should of keep my imagination free for that local Italian restaur a n t , Positanos and my next date to come floating back to the table.

This series of pychogeographical adventures within the University of Plymouth, U.K, explores the t o p o g raphy through the typologies of the everyday objects and elementary architecture that clutters Oliver Griffin’s educational environment between September 2010 to November 2012. Though this transplantation into an alien environment for the purposes of education, these publications are records of mundane points of interest accompanied with observational notes and a crudely research history of the site. This is set of documents evaluates and archives a point in time where the United Kingdoms educational at a graduate level is changing within a political landscape along with the psychical environment of this particular academic environment.

Copyright© Oliver Griffin 2012 No part of this publication may be reproduced, stored in a retrieval system, or transmitted in any form or by any means, electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without permission of the publishers.

Borist Press

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Borist Press

Life is boring, why make it interesting?


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