Museum of Architecture (MoA) – Museum Ambassador


Details of the Charity:

The Museum of Architecture (MoA) is a charity that creates pop-up exhibitions and programming to help the public better engage with architecture and supports architects to be more entrepreneurial. MoA provides opportunities for architects to engage with other industries and communities to be better informed about the places and people for which they are designing.

MoA have been a pop-up museum for ten years and use the name Museum of Architecture as we are a place where people come to learn about what is happening in architecture now and we also support and advocate for architects like other museums do for their professions. Our programming, events and exhibitions provide insightful information for both the public and architects alike.

Details of the Volunteering Opportunity:

MoA are looking for volunteers for their event in June 2018. Volunteers will be handing out leaflets, answering questions and keeping an eye out for vandalism.

Event: Pleasure Garden by Finsa”
Place: Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES.
Date: 1 – 30 June 2018
Times: 10am – 6pm (two shifts, 10am-2pm and 2pm-6pm)

Created exclusively for the London Festival of Architecture held this June, “Pleasure Garden by Finsa” is a temporary pavilion designed by Spanish architects Cristina Díaz Moreno and Efrén Gª Grinda of the Madrid-based practice amid.cero9, that will be displayed on Bedford Square. Supported by the Spanish timber company Finsa, and organised by the Museum of Architecture in partnership with the Architectural Association, “Pleasure Garden” is conceived as the displacement of a private interior in public space: it is an immersive room wrapped around with ornamented dematerialized cladding.

On the one hand, it is an immersive crater, an interiorized space open to the sky, where people can enter to eat, talk, or just get lost for a while. The seats are arranged in horizontal surfaces, forming inclined stands, looking at each other in close proximity. It is a parliament and a speaker’s room that facilitates the conversation among the visitors. On the other hand, it is a three-dimensional tundish-shaped space that offers a comfortable place to eat lunch during nice Summer days in London. This three-dimensional structure is made of materials derived from wood and will be coated in different colours.

The pavilion will be free and open to the public for the whole month of June, and visitors are invited to appropriate the space for public discussion and debate.

Skills required:

  • Conscientiousness
  • Punctuality
  • Enthusiasm
  • Good english

Additional Benefits to the Volunteer:

  • Free admission to MoA events, private events and networking opportunities
  • Training provided for Workshop Leaders
  • Hours volunteered will be recorded on your HEAR – which goes on your permanent university record
  • All hours contribute towards your Brunel Volunteers Award which leads to an invitation to the Brunel Volunteers Awards Ceremony.

Interested? Apply now!

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