ALL THE WORLD IS A STAGE
Can architecture and urban design disciplines integrate the temporary techniques and practices used for concert staging, festival architecture, and digital projection to create more intensive, immediate, shared, and urban experience? SUPRASTUDIO Mack 17 will explore and expand on previous research conducted through current studio projects to examine explore the global activity of future trends and local tendencies in temporary architectural and urban design. Utilizing both the cultural diversity of A.UD students and faculty along with selective emerging and historically challenged world sites, the studio will challenge the urban environment to elaborate on the creation of temporary and collective constructions.
Music, Theater, and Visual Art conspire in their desire to remove us from the normative world and transport us into the realm of new sensual possibilities. Conceptual architectural thinking and spatial speculations inherent to the academic architecture discipline will infuse this SUPRASTUDIO to consider performance-based disciplines that transform spatial ideas beyond their limitations typically connected to real architecture.
These emerging architectural techniques and practices create an exciting new urban space that makes up our shrinking public space, by utilizing other dimensions to this discourse to direct our intentions to new future urban environments. The exploration of these new temporary urban territories and ready-made architecture will allow us to arrive at a new sensual, engaging, immersive and changing urban environment.
Music, Stage and EDM performers at various festivals and events have produced temporary high octane backgrounds to communicate their immediate messages. Most of these events are consumer and entertainment based, while they are technologically advanced, they invariably lack intellectual rigor, viable urban connectivity, and intelligent content. On the other hand, progressive theater performances, music productions, and even traditional urban design are often based on elite cultural assumptions and static environments.
This SUPRASTUDIO will explore global trends and examples of temporary urban installations to create projects in collaboration with industry and cultural partners, further researching the possibilities for emerging artists and architects to generate new fields of interaction designing evocative temporary structures, buildings, and installations for the public urban realm.