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Translucent ruin „The Mansio“ is traveling through England

image: brotherton-lock

image: brotherton-lock

image: brotherton-lock

image: brotherton-lock

image: Matthew Butcher, Kieran Wardle,Owain Williams

image: Matthew Butcher, Kieran Wardle,Owain Williams

image: Matthew Butcher, Kieran Wardle,Owain Williams

For the first time, Hexham Book Festival called out for applications to design mobile tea-house. The idea was to create a mobile place where authors can present their works. The winner, Matthew Butcher, Kieran Wardle and Owain Williams finally created a contemporary structure celebrating new work from writers, artists and thinkers: „the Mansio“. Within the conceptual and historical notion of a mansio, his contemporary version is regarded as a ‘place of rest’ for visitors, a touring tea-house where the public can experience contemporary art, literature and video in a bespoke twenty first century ‘building’ within an important historical and geographical context. Stopping at internationally significant sites including the roman forts and townships at Hexham, Arbeia, Vindolanda, Senhouse, Walltown Crags,



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