Exploring Loss…

Brief Update of where i’m at: (don’t worry – i’m not saying everything is falling around me…. just yet) I’m exploring other avenues around my main themes of ‘fear / loss / erasure’. The mechanisms of erasure/protection and the value judgements that define whether something is worthy of protecting are interesting. I’ve added the bodies/mechanisms … Continue reading

My ‘Pitch’…

Please find below my outline ‘pitch’ for the review this week. Ill then pull in drawings in support of this, which will be what I aim to produce this week. Is it concise enough? Does it sound thought through? Any comment extremely welcome. Attached is a sketch of what I’ll pin up…. Proposal I am … Continue reading

BR – Spatial organisation in the Ministry of Amateurs

I’ve been creating new names for the new types of spaces that will be within the Ministry of Amateurs. It started as an analysis of a very specific example of a mechanic and a music artist sharing space and has developed through the addition of further characters in order to generate more general types of spaces. … Continue reading

The Yard and Spatial Microclimates…

Part of my hypothesis is that the ‘yard’ typology is ‘flexible’ – but not necessarily ‘multipurpose’. By providing a wide variety of architecturally specific ‘places’, many activities can find a home that suits them at a particular time. I like the idea that this links to ‘temporal’ land use as I was exploring in our … Continue reading

‘Healthy’ (Transformation) Section

Following Sat’s lecture last week, I wanted to try doing a ‘healthy’ section (after Pete Sabara…)…the aim being to get thematic and programmatic ideas down on paper and catalyse discussion about my project. The drawing has the following features; 1/    The Yard – physical transformation of stuff or space takes place here. The Yard … Continue reading

City Mine(d) – Micronomics Project

Micronomics is a movement – based on empirical ‘doing stuff’ – that has resulted in a charter providing a ‘springboard’ for bottom-up urban action… Currently limited to Belgium, micronomics events use performance and ‘event’– kind of like a forum or travelling Fayre – to bring people together and demonstrate what is possible. Three main themes emerge in these workshops, … Continue reading

examples of claiming space (?)

Hi everyone! Was trying to make an inventory of ‘claiming space’ examples and territorial behaviour in general. Some examples are graffiti marking, Neil Armstrong planting the US flag on the moon, the paraSITE device for the homeless (nylon bags put together to create an inflatable pod/shelter designed for homeless people, that attach to the exterior outtake vents … Continue reading

retreat

hi everyone, hoping for a bit of help! please comment if you have any good precedents, films, books etc that deal with or touch on ideas about retreat (also kind of reflection, therapy etc.) thanks! ***Video from SB at Yorkshire Sculpture Park***

Ersan Ibrahim – BBC 2012 lives

http://news.bbc.co.uk/local/london/hi/people_and_places/2012/newsid_9309000/9309573.stm

BR – Scenario and Programme update

I have been working on developing the scenario and programme in response to the existing conditions that I analysed with my previous drawings (see previous post). Preliminary programme and scenario It’s only the very beginnings, so I will be developing it further before Thursday.