“I don’t think that Ferro was trashing the architectural profession, he just imagines architects working together with building people instead of just telling them what to do from the outside.”

Silke Kapp

Translating Ferro/Transforming Knowledges is a series of audio theatre shows.

The show is inspired by the work of researchers from Translating Ferro/Translating Knowledges, or TF/TK, a joint Brazil/UK research project. The TF/TK team are developing new ideas for how buildings can be constructed in responsible and just ways.

Episodes include two interviews with members of the TF/TK team. Episode 1 features Silke Kapp introducing Sérgio Ferro’s life and work. In Episode 6 Will Thomson talks about his time working on building sites in China.    

Episodes 2-5, 7 & 8 are works of fiction, inspired by real people and events. Episodes include an imagined conversation between a planner and a resident of Shieldfield, Newcastle; a museum audio tour guide with a difference; and the reflections of a piece of clay. 

Portuguese Translations & Subtitled Versions

Episodes 1, 2, 4 and 7 will be available as audio versions in Portuguese. Listen here on Soundcloud.

All episodes are available on YouTube with subtitles. Listen with English Subtitles or Portuguese subtitles here.

The Team

Performed by
Marcio Mello, Heather Carroll, Bob Nicholson, Ellen Costa, Adie Mueller, Julia Nigro and Rakhee Sharma 

Featuring interviews with
Silke Kapp and Will Thomson

Directed and Written by
Brad McCormick

Sound Design and Edit by
Calum Perrin

Sound Recording by
Calum Perrin, Mark Gabrysch and Felipe Franco

Music by
Roma Yagnik

Translation by
Gabriel Hirschhorn

Artwork by
Wayne Gamble

Produced by
Katy Vanden for Cap-a-Pie

Created with researchers from
Translating Ferro/Translating Knowledges a joint Brazil/UK research project
Silke Kapp, Matt Davies, Renata Summa, Julia Heslop Mari Moura, Tilo Amhoff, Will Thomson, Mari Borel, Carina Guedes and Megha Chand Inglis 

Thanks to our Funders

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