Studio leaders: Rennie Liffen and Oskar Kazmanli-Liffen
He looks stern in that photograph, but I remember him as cheeky. You can just make out initials embroidered on his butter cream shirt. When we walked, he would lift me up to peer over the tall fences. Swimming pools and manicured grass. Made-up stories of lives we’d never know.
Later in life he got stuck in front of the television. It’s him that I make up stories about now. Though I didn’t think he was ever really looking, I wonder what these streets felt like for him in PARIS 1958?
This studio resides in the suburbs of PARIS. Developing the studio 2 rhetoric, ‘PARIS 58’ continues to explore the architectural project as empowerment and this semester sought to investigate the way in which experiences of architectural occupation have changed since Jacques Tati’s Paris of 1958. Through the vehicle of the design project, an empathetic understanding of the social and architectural experience of everyday life is developed over the course of the semester. We question how much we can ask of our built environment, our society, the buildings in which we exist and whether our contemporary phenomenological experiences equate to those of the past.
Francis Burne-Thompson - OASIS OF re-INCLINE : dejeuner……done two ways
Jian Shuang Cheok - SPIRE OF THE SUB ROSA : Archive of Pawned Memories……and Political Secrets
Xinyu Sylvia Dong - ACTIVISM ASSEMBLY : political secrets on screen
Hong Chang Andy Duan - SUNKEN THEATRE : Oral History (re)narrated for the Romanis
Emilie Evans - SENSORIUM EMPORIUM : interstices of intimacy
Vincent Rijanto Heru - MINISTRY OF THRILL : Concealed Chamber for Suspense Apostles
Mike Lam - RECOVERING LOST STEPS : Bridges to Balance and Prosthetics
Jason Le - PLASTIC (TOY) DEPOSITORY : Tin-Plate-Tower of Exchange
Charlotte Li - EMOTIONAL HALLS : domestic photography archive of Paris past
Kundi Shu - ACHROMATIC WALLS + CHROMATIC PILLAR OF ODOUR : naturopathy chamber for culinary / food re-sensitisation
Kristy Ching Yieng Tan - VESSEL OF REVIVAL : Tactile Pottery Encountered
Naiji Tan - NEST OF DECENCY : warm caring for…… Les Femmes Vertes
Yifei wang - OLFACTORY CHAMBER : natural aromas + emotional memories
Winten Xu - EMBEDDED CHAMBER OF CONSUMPTION : food science in the name of justice
Mengyan Yu - HOVERING ARCHIVE : MEMORY PUBLISHER for Paris de Nuit
Thanks to Collaborators, Critics and Studio Guests:
Ben Kronenberg (technical tutor – Landscape)
Miranda Holt (technical tutor – Interiors)
Dr Stephanie Liddicoat