Studying at Chelsea College of Arts this September? Check out all about Owain, his life at college and how he finds living in halls.
Tell us about yourself...
My name is Owain Caruana-Davies and I am currently an MA Interior and Spatial Design student at Chelsea College of Arts. I also live and work as a Student Welfare Mentor at The Costume Store in North Acton.
How do you travel to college?
I travel to college via the Central and Victoria lines. The closest station to the Chelsea is Pimlico, however, I usually depart at Victoria Station as I enjoy the walk at the start of the day.
What are your top places in the local area?
Notting Hill Gate is a few stops away and I enjoy visiting Portobello Market. Electric and The Gate Cinemas are a short walk away. I am looking forward to the new Television Centre development progressing at White City on the site of the old BBC Studios. Hopefully, there will be lots of new restaurants to try out.
What’s your favourite part of the Social Programme?
I enjoy the range of events that the Social Programme has to offer! The International Food Festivals is a great chance to sample lots of free food from around the world. All events are a great opportunity to meet new people from a range of backgrounds and courses offered at UAL.
Where are you aiming to live next year?
I plan to stay in London next year and will be working within the field of design to further develop my skills for the future.
What are you working on at the moment?
Ships have a transient nature, with an average life expectancy of only 26 years. Impressive amounts of design, engineering, money and time go into producing these floating cities, however, their life at sea is limited and the demise of such paragons is inevitable. My work will question the ways in which obsolete vessels can be altered spatially through fragmentation to develop habitable spaces for future engagement.
What inspires you the most about London life?
London is a great city to live, work and study. It has many opportunities within the creative industries and sets a high standard for art, design and performance globally. London boasts free access to many galleries and museums, as well as live-projects and exhibitions that are happening all around us!
Image : OCD Architecture, 2015.