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Sagar, D., 2016.

' Infleuntial Sheds' and The Reconstruction of Wittgenstein Retreat is part of a wider project under the collective banner of Zones of Experimentation, urban and rural initiatives.

Output Type:Other form of assessable output

This research portfolio presents inquiry partly directed through projects produced by Dominic Sagar and his practice Sagar Stevenson Architects (SSA) founded in 1989,
key actors in setting up the Northern Quarter Association and instrumental in the regeneration of this formerly run down area, now known as the Northern Quarter. The practice worked closely with the community on various projects within the area, focusing on social housing; Dominic's research interests cover notions of compact living, 'sheds' and issues of homelessness and the concept of migration of people and ideas.

His 'Infleuntial Sheds' project was in part born out of the Hyper-Rural conference he co-coordinated in Manchester, working with the Littoral Trust, including researching and conserving the site of Kurt Schwitter's Merz Barn and runs in parallel with other similar projects.
The main outcome, in this expanding project is the epic story of the successive reconstructions of Wittgenstein's retreat, in Norway, now finally rebuilt on the original site constructed from the original materials.
This project was in collaboration with Professor Rostvik [University of Stavanger] and with universities where Wittgenstein spent time; Norway [thinking/writing], Manchester [Aeronautics], Cambridge [philosophy] Berlin [engineering/architecture] The project builds on research by the Wittgenstein Foundation in Skjolden; the works of documenting, surveying, photographing and the ultimate reconstruction, all adhering to strict conservation guidelines.
The opening in June 2019 was attended by Wittgenstein scholar and academics, along with local politicians and dignitaries, including the Austrian ambassador and widely publicised in Norway. The project recently featured in the 'UnDone' 'lost -spaces' exhibition at the Castlefield Gallery, Manchester and featured in recent articles including the Financial Times and now becoming more widely disseminated and shared, including in Germany by the Sto Foundation, from who funding was sourced and via the Viennese Wittgenstein institute and the wider circle of Wittgenstein archives and institutes.