VERTIGO ARCHITECTURE

POTEMKIN ARCHITECTURE – FROM EFFECT TO DEVICE

GUEST COLLEGE mEYEcity [spaces out of media]*

Coach Stefaan Decostere

KEYWORDS

How to use techniques of Potemkin Architecture as an instrument for architectural development.

Developing architecture out of a situation of observing the effects of architecture.

Playing the various emotions and expectations of the visitor.

Rediscovering architecture out of the observation of its effects as phenomenon.

COLLEGE SCHEDULE

DAY 1 : INFORMATION / PRESENTATION / OBJECTIVES

dvd’s, photo’s, texts, documents

putting online  https://vertigoarchitecture.wordpress.com   

DAY 2 : A CASE STUDY : presentation

how to turn a box in a public space, into a Potemkin (RealTime project by coach)

principal criterium : disappearance

(each student works out a proposal)

DAY 3 : A CASE STUDY : discussion

DAY 4 : A CASE STUDY : visualizations / models

presentations, discussions, evaluations

parallel option for participatory realization

DAY 5 : NEW PROPOSALS

each student proposes a case of her/his own of Vertigo Architecture

discussion of the development criteria :

–          specific location/situation

–          interpretation (program, scripting, scale, dramaturgy, accident, playing the emotions

–          techniques of illusion, scaling, storytelling

–          materials

–          visualisations

–          models

–          presentation

DAY 6 till END : DEVELOPMENT, COACHING & FINAL PRESENTATION

URLS POTEMKIN ARCHITECTURE

DUBAI POTEMKIN

http://katodrytis.com/main/89/dubais-potemkin-city-transcity

http://transcity.eu/main/article/27/dubai-potemkin-city-3

BLOG

http://littleurbanity.blogspot.com/2005/05/potemkin-on-friendly.html

POTEMKIN RIO

http://arthistorynewsletter.com/blog/?p=540

POTEMKIN AND THE PANOPTICON

http://eprints.ucl.ac.uk/648/1/4.Potemkin_and_the_Panopticon.pdf

VISUALS

DVD : DEJA-VU (documentary by the coach)

Visual material DISNEY STUDIO (by coach)

*SPACES OUT OF MEDIA

Series of guest colleges by Stefaan Decostere, for ‘mEYEexpo’ and ‘mEYEcity’, initiated by TU/Architecture/MediaStudies.

Central question :

What drives a mediamaker towards architecture? What draws students architecture to media?

What new kinds of space (and urban) experience can come into being (be generated) out of applications and uses of media?

Overview :

Space out of e-presence

dvd presentation.

Space out of E-presence

student contributions to the installation arena WARUM 2.0 presented at Artefact Festival, Leuven and in v2 during the Rotterdam Film Festival 2009.

No Rebel Without a Gadget

blog http://dmr2008.blogspot.com/, and model (presented at the Film Academy Amsterdam, 2009).

Warum Ad (enhancing public participation)

blog http://warumad.wordpress.com/ 

In The Mood For Architecture

blog http://inthemoodforarchitecture.wordpress.com 

Falling In Love With Things

blog http://fallinginlovewiththings.wordpress.com

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