THE STORY SO FAR

John Davies began his career as Shedman when he won an Arts Council England Archi–TEXTS award for Architecture Week, to be writer in residence at a place of architectural interest in June 2002. John proposed to celebrate that great institution of British architecture, the shed, inside the Booth Museum of Natural History in Dyke Road, Brighton. The Booth is itself a shed structure and a listed building, originally built by Victorian ornithologist Edward Booth in 1874 to house his collection of stuffed British birds. During his residency John built a garden shed inside the museum and invited people to come and see him.