6a Architects

6a Architects join the ICA for a six month architectural residency until April 2011, exploring the possibilities of renewal within the spaces and responding to the wider restructuring of the institution over the past year.

Through talking to staff and visitors, and engaging with our programme in a physical way, 6a Architects are examining how the spaces work at different locations within the building and experimenting with small changes to furniture and layout.

This residency offers a process-led approach as a way of making change without the need for major fundraising, it also communicates an open message about the institution thinking in public. This process is viewed as a possible alternative to large, capital dependent, instrument of renewal. The ICA’s recent organisational reforms need some corollary in the physical environment to communicate to artists and audiences new creative and critical values.