Inventing new support systems: George Fereday

Agerman Ross, Johanna and Fereday, George (2023) Inventing new support systems: George Fereday. V&A Blog: News, articles and stories from the V&A, (2023) (15Aug).


George Fereday is an associate teaching professor at the School of Art, Architecture and Design at London Metropolitan University. He was one of the participants in the Field Notes summer school, organised collaboratively between V&A’s Make Good: Rethinking Material Futures programme and Sylva Foundation.

Fereday’s research interests are focused on material innovation for the built environment and the use of natural materials in construction. He has recently written a paper on the challenges and opportunities of using locally grown and coppiced sweet chestnut within the UK construction industry. Some of this research was put into practice during the Field Notes summer school, and in this post Fereday explores the material story behind his piece Beam = Tree, a construction beam that he made as part of the project.

(A blog article for the V&A museum on the making of the Field Notes exhibition)

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