Portsmouth School of Architecture (ARCH)
Ms Belinda Mitchell
Senior Lecturer, Interior Design
|BA (Hons) Interior Design (Kingston)||BA (Hons) Visual Art (Winchester School of Art)|
I joined Portsmouth in 2005. I studied interior design at Kingston Polytechnic and Visual Art at Winchester School of Art, University of Southampton. I previously worked in retail practices and for Hampshire County Architects before moving into teaching at London Metropolitan University. I am a founder member of Mitchell Bould, 2000-2008, a collective arts practice that investigated drawing and collaborative processes through inter-disciplinary and interactive projects. My research interests focus on the representation of the interior, and on bodily interactions with space, both strands being strongly collaborative in nature. My current responsibilities include coordinating Master’s Level courses in Interior Design, Historic Building Conservation, Sustainable Architecture, and Urban Design and teaching undergraduate courses. I am course coordinator for the MA in Interior Design. I am particularly interested in the interdisciplinary environment within the master’s courses and in working within and across cultural and disciplinary boundaries.
Artist's Book[Back to top]
‘The Graduation Project’, (2012 in press) in collaboration with Atelier Domino.
‘Site Works’, (2005) in collaboration with the Winchester Art Gallery and Victoria Mitchell Senior Lecturer Critical Studies, Norwich School of Art and Design, ISBN 1 873451 53 9, reference: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/39907/
Projects[Back to top]
Mitchell, B., & Baker, K., (in preparation) Sensory Experience of Space
The project explores the body in relationship with the built environment, and the proprioception of bodies and buildings. It investigates ways of mapping and notating bodies and their responses to architectural space. It looks at what forms of notation are appropriate, and how these findings can be used to affect and enhance the design process.
Mitchell, B., & Bould, T. (in preparation ) Interior Archaeologies
This is a practice based research project that explores differences in ontology through mark making and sharing knowledge, moving between disciplinary and human experience. The work explores the use of the Harris Matrix, a stratigraphic tool used to document traces of activity on an archaeological site, as a method of practice to re-imagine the representation of interior space.
Exhibitions[Back to top]
Bould, T. & Mitchell, B, (September 2012 in press) Interior Archaeologies, work for exhibition to be presented at 2012 IDEA Symposium, Perth, Interior: A State of Becoming.
Mitchell, B., Baker, K., & Imre, S., (2011) Marking Presence, Map, Plot, Plunder Possession. A performative event at Wincheser’s Theatre Royal in conjunction with www.drawingplace.co.uk.
Mitchell, B. & Bould, T., (2011) ‘Site Readings’, An inter-disciplinary exhibition at Mottisfont Abbey, in conjunction with the National Trust. Funded by Portsmouth University.
Baker, K., Imre, S. & Mitchelll, B. (2009). Scoring a Building, a performative drawing between an architect, dancer and visual artist, 10 days at the Laundry, Winchester. Funded by Portsmouth University.
Baker, K., Imre, S. & Mitchelll, B. (2009). Drawing Portsmouth into the Olympics. A performative event in the Guildhall Square, Portsmouth. Funded by Creative Campus.
Baker, K., Bould, T., Mitchelll, B., & Oldridge, K. (2007) dys-lineation, Portsmouth University, collaborative project with Signdance Collective and Jon Adams exploring issues of accessibility and the sensory experience of space in design. Funded by the Arts Council and Portsmouth University.
Bould, T., Mitchelll, B., & Oldridge, K (2007) Site Works: Line & Thread, University College for the Creative Arts, Epsom.
Bould, T., Harper, C., & Mitchell, B (2006) Drawing Spaces: Picturing Knowledge an interactive exhibition held at the Hartley Library, University of Southampton. The space of the library was used for an ‘archaeological dig’ investigating the space of the library and the authorship of that space. Funded by Portsmouth University and Southampton University. Reference: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/155015/
Mitchell, B & Bould, T. (2004). Site Works, The Winchester Gallery, University of Southampton, an exhibition exploring the multiple authorship of architectural drawing. Funded by the Arts Council, AHRB, WCC, HCC Arts and Architects Departments, and Southampton University.
Mitchell, B & Bould, T. (2003). Twenty Kinds of Drawing a group exhibition shown at the Millais Gallery Southampton and touring schools in West Sussex, Berkshire, Oxen and Surrey across the year. A Southern Arts Touring Service exhibition.
Mitchell, B & Bould, T. (2001). Interchanges Making Narratives a site specific installation located at Winchester railway station. The work moved beyond the gallery setting and into the townscape, engaging the viewer in a re-consideration of connections between the personal and physical environment. Funded by Attic Theatre, Winchester City Council, Hampshire County Council and local business partnerships.
Conference Papers[Back to top]
Baker,K., Imre, S., & Mitchell B., (2012) Marking Presence at Drawing Out: 2012, a transdisciplinary conference and collaboration between RMIT Melbourne & The University of the Arts London, March 2012. To be published in studio international an online journal.
Bould, T, & Mitchell, B, (2012) Interior Archaeologies: View points, Knots and Enganglements, an IE international conference 2012, Reinventing Architecture and interiors: the past, the present and the future, March 2012.
Mitchell, B. (2009) Sensory space: temporary occupation. At Negotiations with Constructed Space. Brighton: University of Brighton. ISBN 9781905593736
Mitchell, B. & Baker, K. (2008). The Sensory experience of space. At Memory and touch: an exploration of textural communication. London:RIBA. Abstract available at http://www.clothandculturenow.com/conference.html
Mitchell, B. & Farrelly, L. (2008). Interior room, urban room. interior tools, interior tactics. Libri Publishing. ISBN 978-1-907471-14-8
Mitchell, B & Bould, T, (2005) ‘Shaping Places’ in collaboration with Solent Architecture Centre and schools in Ryde to explore an urban square, this project along with others was pilot for exploring the built environment in primary and secondary schools and was published in ‘Shaping Places’ written by Eileen Adams, Kent Architecture Centre, ISBN 1 901509710.
Residencies [Back to top]
Mitchell, B & Bould, T. (2002). Narrative Space a three month residency working with 3 dimensional drawings and installations at Lankhills School Winchester. Funded by RALP, Hampshire County Council, Winchester City Council and Southampton University. This research culminated in a permanent work in the central atrium of Osborne Special School (2003) that celebrated the broad authorship of the construction process. Drawings from all involved in the design process were brought together and printed on to a glazed balustrade running through the central core of the school. The building was completed in August 2003, and won a Commendation at the Civic Trust Award’s 2005, was an RIBA Award 2004 Winner.