Regarding the course participant’s own areas of interest or academic
profile we ask them to observe and document for a period of time
(10.01.19-17.01.19) different subjects that have an impact on their
daily routine. The observations should be from a personal
perspective, such as a visitor, artist, influencer, developer, etc.
The participants will collect insights (Min. 5) on how they experience
architecture, art, design or mathematical expressions, every day for a
period of 7 days.
The purpose of this pre-group work assignment is to make the
participants to pay attention to their surroundings and reveal insights
leading to ideas and suggestions for further concepts. These pre-group
work assignments materials will be used during the course
• Document different places, situations, phenomena that could have a
relationship direct or indirectly with architecture, art, design or
mathematical expressions. Describe the impact of these observations on
your daily routine. e.g. Personal experience, practical
effect, emotional impact, happiness, curiosity, etc.
• The media used for the documentation can be both written and or visual documentation.
• The course participants are encouraged to collect and bring supportive
materials, such as photos, articles found on local news, etc.
Outcome: The participants are asked to write a short analysis about the chosen topics, and present to their own groups. Return your analysis to MyCourses by 17th Jan.
• Why did they choose these particular subjects?
• How does the subject affect the lives of the users (customer, client, other?)
• The participants are asked to identify an intuitive / emotional response to address the experiences described
Based on individual assignment part 1A, collective discussions and meetings, choose the most prominent subject / phenomena / interest area to be further developed into a concept that will serve as a base for the group creative work.
Outcome: The group will have to build a 10 min. digital presentation (PDF) exposing the following aspects:
• Why the group choose this particular subject? • How does the subject affect the lives of the users (customer, client, other)? • How this subject is relevant for other people? • Can the chosen subject be expressed or condensed on a single emotion? • Can the chosen subject be scaled or multiply?
The presentation should be both written and visually informative.
NOTE: this assignment is the material for you to be presented on Thu 7th Feb during the contact meeting. The material has to be online by noon the same day ! Your presentation will then be ready for you to present at Stage. After the presentations you will get feedback from teachers and other groups. For the peer review, some instructions are provided in the 'Materials' section.
Now that each team has
present their concepts and direction to follow, the next weeks are going to be
about experimenting with shapes and materials, producing mockups and testing
construction ideas in order to get the final forms and ways of implementation
for your work.
This new task is divided
in two stages:
A- SHAPE (Presentation
B- MATERIALITY (Presentation
You are asked to produce
a scale model representing what your final piece is going to be, you can use
any material that suits your concept and construction technics that are easy to
handle within your team.
Is not necessary to
build the environment where your piece is going to be placed, but you should go
in detail about the next aspects:
for the installation of your work (On a pedestal, suspended from the ceiling,
on a surface, etc.),
the technical details on how to install,
will be developed together with our team.
infrastructure (Audio, light, etc.)
The models should be
presented in scale 1:1 / 1:25 / 1:50 depending the size of the structures.
Please make a .pdf
presentation about this and upload it to MyCourses by 19th March noon.
According the form and aesthetics you want to achieve, we ask you to research on suitable surface materials for your piece, your choice should be presented among mockups and a further developed prototype.
The prototypes should be presented in scale 1:1 / 1:25 / 1:50 depending the size of the structures.
Please make a .pdf presentation about this and upload it to MyCourses by 28th March noon.
Regarding the limited time we have before the exhibition takes place, we encourage you to strength the dynamics of your teams dividing tasks, and building a strict work agenda of course fulfilling the assignment you will be given within your teams.
Clear communication and trust will be key elements during this last period of the course, you will have lots of work to do and lots of things to learn and apply at the same time.