Scaffold Episode 92: Resolve Collective

The Croydon-based collective reflect on their recent work transforming cultural institutions into community infrastructure.

RESOLVE is the Croydon-based collective practice of Akil Scafe-Smith, Seth Scafe-Smith and Melissa Haniff. Working at the edges of architectural practice, the trio combine engineering, technology and art to address issues of identity and equity in the built environment. The collective's work often takes the form of ephemeral environments constructed of upcycled materials, serving as venues for rich and varied cultural programmes. 

In episode 92 of Scaffold Akil, Seth and Melissa reflect on their recent exhibition "Them's the Breaks" and their renewed ambition to critique and transform existing cultural institutions. 

“We want people to look at our work and think: “I could do that” - if it means it doesn’t look amazing, and it can’t go on Dezeen, so be it. There has to the mark of people on these structures, and the mistakes of people too. That is a fundamental part of our work.” - RESOLVE






Scaffold is a podcast series featuring interviews with architects, artists and designers. Hosted by Matthew Blunderfield and produced by the Architecture Foundation, it is available on Apple PocastsSpotify, and most major podcast streaming platforms.

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