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Tensioned Fabrics in Art and Architecture - Exhibition of the Century

Tuesday 17 - Thursday 26 February, Digital Lab

Researchers at the University and the Courtauld Institute of Art have worked together on a project which marries art and architecture with engineering.

The project is based on work done by the research team led by Professor Wanda Lewis of the School of Engineering who model the stresses and strains experienced by tensioned fabric enclosures such as the Millennium Dome.

The results of the study including canvases, model structures and unusual images of the 'strain maps' produced during testing and computation will be on show at the Digital Lab. The exhibition will then travel to the Courtauld Institute of Art in London.

The exhibition will be open to the whole of the University community and the general public from 9am to 5pm, every day from Tuesday 17 to Thursday 26 February.