Studio leader: Hella Wigge
In our modern world we have machines to transport us and do many of our chores; much of our time is spentlargely disengaged from our physical environment.
Yet as humans, we are embodied beings, our body is our instrument to experience and make sense of our world.
Our body facilitates our experience of space, material and form and in turn allows us to be a more conscious creator.
How finely tuned is your body?
Students chose a form of practice that interests them, this could be something more active like a particular form of dance or wrestling or something more stationary like playing the violin or calligraphy.
Researching and experiencing this practice, students generated a series of formal interpretations while devising their own brief and program for a small inner urban building which facilitates the practice and celebration of their chosen modality.
This studio seeks to empower students to explore ways to strengthen and document their bodily perception and experience, to test and refine different ways of translating.
How is the chosen modality celebrated in the sequence of spaces, the formal and spatial qualities, how is it expressed in the skin? As an inner urban intervention, how will the designer find ways to engage with and enrich the public realm?
While there was a strong emphasis on using the body as an instrument to sense, to inspire and generate a body ofwork, students were free to meaningfully integrate digital processes.