Heritage Heresy enabled young people from Bath to ignore all the rules and imagine a future city where anything is possible. In conjunction with the Bath Royal Literary & Scientific Institution and supported by Bath’s community of engineers and architects, the project taught Bath’s younger residents about the city’s environment, history and contemporary challenges, and allowed them to bring their ideas for a rebooted city to life at the Museum of Bath Architecture. Students from various local schools worked with Buro Happold engineers, architecture students from the University of Bath & other local engineers from various disciplines to tear down, re-imagine and re-build Bath – a city famous for it’s history, distinctive Bath stone bricks, winding river and steep hillsides! The students then decided what they wanted to see in their vision of Bath – History or 4G? We ran a guided bus tour of the city followed by various workshops on the weekend of the 21st October 2017, an exhibit of the students ideas was then displayed in the Museum of Bath Architecture for two weeks.
Graphic Science were awarded funding from the Royal Academy of Engineering Ingenious scheme for Heritage Heresy. Ingenious is an awards scheme, run by the Royal Academy of Engineering, that supports and funds creative and impactful projects that engage the public with engineers and engineering.