A project from a workshop by Walter Unterrainer at Aarhus school of Architecture.
Our intention was to create a physical installation situated in the urban environment, which attracted attention through its aesthetics. We aimed to create an aesthetically pleasing installation, which would engage and involve people from all walks of life. It was intended not only to provoke but to fascinate and educate.
By: Gergana Todorova, Steffen Kjærlund Christensen, Vilde Livsdatter, Emil Buchanan, Victor Ohn-Breumlund, Johan Oskar and Simon Terry Jürgensen
- approaching spatial relations through photographic narration
A one-week workshop for the 150 first year-students at the Aarhus School of Architecture 28.10.13 – 01.11.13.
The city consists of a manifold of different layers – material and immaterial – accumulated over time, constantly shifting in an eternal state of flux.The city and this constant process of transformation was the starting point of the workshop.
Through a series of operations – collage, drawing, positioning, spatial construction – two-dimensional photographic captures of the city was translated into a treedimensional spatial reconstruction of the Aarhus in 1:1 – carrying within itself the traces of each of the steps.
The students were only provided with the operation for each day, encouraging an intuitive approach and a receptiveness of the material. Continually challenging their conception of the produced material, by asking not what the material was, but what it did. Making it possible for unpredictable connections and spatial relations to occur.
At the given site, Mock-up, the students operated in three sub-groups, generating a web of contextual connections, densified by structural entities and tale telling details. Special care and attention was placed upon the positioning of the elements and how the emerging relations became significant, emphasizing the entire field of the site and not merely viewing the elements as independent objects. Working in Mock-up gave a premise for the workshop to operate in an ever-changing context, incorporation whats was there, reinforcing characteristics and negotiating initiatives. Allowing all of it to become part of the process and the story it unfolded. Not unlike the city itself.
Responsible for the workshop: Rikke Jørgensen, Karianne Halse og Laura Mazanti.