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Morag Myerscough


Tem­ple of Agape, Morag Myer­scough & Luke Mor­gan, photo by Gareth Gardner 

Thursday, September 20, 2018
5:10 pm


In-person Event

Michigan Theater
603 E Liberty St, Ann Arbor, MI 48104


Watch Video
Open to the public
Free of charge

A proud Lon­doner, Morag Myer­scough has always lived in the city and has been fas­ci­nated by how color, pat­tern, and words can change urban envi­ron­ments and per­cep­tions of spaces into places. From schools and hos­pi­tals to cul­tural hubs and town cen­ters, Myer­scough explores the theme of belong­ing” in her work, using it to trans­form pub­lic spaces by cre­at­ing wel­com­ing, engag­ing expe­ri­ences for every­one. Myerscough’s Tem­ple of Agape, built for the 2014 Fes­ti­val of Love on London’s South Bank, used pub­lic space to cre­ate an open, inter­ac­tive sym­bol of devo­tion to love in all of its forms. Rooted in cre­at­ing a sense of joy and belong­ing for all who encounter a space, Myer­scough cre­ates spe­cific local responses to each dis­tinct audi­ence that will see and expe­ri­ence her work, using it to cre­ate com­mu­nity and build iden­tity. Her visual vocab­u­lary is inclu­sive by nature and its effort­less energy res­onates both visu­ally and emo­tion­ally with audi­ences well beyond geo­graph­i­cal and cul­tural bound­aries. Myerscough’s con­tri­bu­tion to edu­ca­tional envi­ron­ments was rec­og­nized in 2015, when her work with All­ford Hall Mon­aghan Mor­ris on Burnt­wood School won the Stir­ling Prize for Archi­tec­ture. She was made an RSA Royal Designer for Indus­try in 2017.

Sup­ported by Design Core Detroit Detroit Month of Design, U‑M Insti­tute for the Human­i­ties, and Gifts of Art, Michi­gan Med­i­cine.


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