Future Histories

An information sharing event held at Stowe School on Sunday 20 September 2015

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We were delighted to partner with Stowe School on Sunday evening to host Future Histories, an information sharing event to help us raise awareness of MK Gallery expansion. Sponsored by public affairs consultancy Taylor Insights, the event allowed us to share news of our capital development with over 130 guests from the surrounding area, including the High Sherriff of Buckinghamshire, Mrs Francesca Skelton.  You can see some of the event photos on our media channel HERE.

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Following welcome drinks, guests enjoyed three presentations. Director Anthony Spira, described the scope of the project and signalled the benefits it would bring to the surrounding region. Stowe’s Headmaster, Anthony Wallersteiner gave an engaging talk about the house and School’s history, and Tom Emerson, 6a architects, described the English landscape tradition and traced historical and visual connections between picturesque Stowe and the urban design of modernist Milton Keynes, offering a design context for MK Gallery expansion.

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We share here some of the fascinating slide pairings Tom used in his presentation:

Campbell Park, central Milton Keynes, paired with a view from Stowe landscape gardens

Campbell Park, central Milton Keynes, paired with a view from Stowe landscape gardens

Gridded landscape and architecture in the United States

Gridded landscape and architecture in the United States

Landscape and urban design - from Manhattan to Milton Keynes

Landscape and urban design – from Manhattan to Milton Keynes

Circles in the landscape - ancient and modern

Circles in the landscape – ancient and modern

View in thecentre:mk, and a visualisation of MK Gallery's new cafe/bar area

View in thecentre:mk, and a visualisation of MK Gallery’s new cafe/bar area

Stowe landscape, and a visualisaion of hte multi-purposes auditorium overlooking Campbell Park

Stowe landscape, and a visualisaion of the multi-purpose auditorium overlooking Campbell Park

Page spreads from the booklet produced to accompany the event can be viewed on our Media Channel HERE