The Life Room

Over the course of the project we spoke with Christopher’s family, friends and former students, who shared with us their memories of Christopher, his teaching and, of course, his immense artistic talent. Each of these conversations provided us with a wonderfully personal character study of Christopher, as well as a glimpse into life in the former Thanet and Canterbury Colleges of Art. But they also helped us to understand Christopher’s influence on the lives of his students, who together form an impressive network of artists, designers and teachers. There is certainly scope for a more complete consideration of their work, especially as it relates to both Christopher Alexander and the legacy of the aforementioned art schools.

Follow the links below to read and listen to excerpts from these conversations and to view paintings and drawings produced in Christopher’s classes. All images are reproduced with the permission of the artists.

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