Experimental Practice (EXP) was set up in 2003 to support, document and generate major experimental design projects that have acted or act as laboratories for the architectural profession, including built and un-built design projects, books, exhibitions and building works. It is known for major initiatives such as the Archigram Archival Project, the Supercrit Series, and the major arts-architecture venue AmbikaP3. It initiates and runs projects, events and publications, collaborating with individuals and organisations, acting as an umbrella body for design architects who are developing their own design or practice based research. EXP has strong links with the RMIT PhD by Practice programme, and leads Westminster's membership of its European partner organisation ADAPT-r. This exciting and rigorous new form of design research is done by practitioners undertaking PhDs on their own design work, analysing and developing their own work as they do it, and can be accessed through the University of Westminster.

Members of EXP are recipients of numerous national and international awards.

Associated courses and modules

The following courses and modules are aligned with EXP:

Architecture BA Hons

  • Design Studio 09 (Camilla Wilkinson, Eric Guibert and Anthony Powis)

M Arch

  • Design Studio 14 (Andrei Martin and Andrei Yau)
  • Design Studio 15 (Kester Rattenbury and Sean Griffiths)
  • Design Studio 16 (Anthony Boulanger, Guam Lee and Stuart Piercy)


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