Adam de Vere Has studied at Falmouth college of art, Manchester Architecture school and the Royal Drawing School. His practice revolves around drawing and what it can teach us as a path to seeing and finding the true names of things. In practice Adam has worked on a number of large scale affordable housing projects in south London. After graduation he is looking to work as a concept artist, illustrator or continue training as an architect.
Adam De Vere
“Modern man no longer communicates with the madman . . . There is no common language, or rather, it no longer exists; the constitution of madness as mental illness, at the end of the eighteenth century, bears witness to a rupture in a dialogue, gives the separation as already enacted, and expels from the memory all those imperfect words, of no fixed syntax, spoken falteringly, in which the exchange, between madness and reason, was carried out. The language of psychiatry, which is a monologue by reason about madness, could only have come into existence in such a silence” - Foucault - Madness and Civilization: A History of Insanity in the Age of Reason
This project proposes a set of interlinked spaces in Swinley forest next to the infamous Broadmoor, that house activities that could help build that bridge and kill the silence between us.
It will attempt to subvert asylum architecture to redefine narratives of victims of violent institutionalisation and explore the forest as a site of acceptance and communication.