Phygital Staging

Kaiho Yu
Architecture, Architectural Design 2
2022S, scientific seminar (SEW), 4.0 ECTS, 2.0 semester hours, course number S04169

Description

In this seminar, we will investigate the digital and analog artifacts of architectural representation through a paralleled study on theory and visual cultures. By arranging a series of discussions on the subjects of representation, abstraction, model, analog, digital and camera, the aim is to develop techniques and discourse around contemporary architectural theory and art practices. Readings drawn from the work of Alexander Galloway, Hito Steyerl, Robin Evans, Tristan Garcia, and others will be provided for theoretical references.

Representation, in different paradigms of architecture, is driven by ideologies and instruments, from analog to digital, from formal to informal, from anthropocentric to non-human. In the contemporary mode of production and consumption, a constant exchange of digital and analog is happening on the layers of interface, image culture, information processing, sampling and classification. To record this exchange using time-based tools, such as keyframing, morphing, fracturing, inflating, and growing, we can remodel and re-represent the form. Under the chosen research domain, certain degree of analog and digital properties will be rendered into a video as the final deliverable for this seminar.

Examination Modalities

The seminar will meet weekly for two hours for discussion, pin-ups and tutorials.

Students need to choose one of the research topics provided in this syllabus, they can work either individually or in groups (maximum 3). The credit can be given only by presenting and archiving both the theory module (25%) and visual studies module (75%). Attendance is mandatory.

For the theory module, students will deliver a 10-minute lecture to the class on the chosen research topic, with reference to the reading list/artwork. For the visual studies module, a final video (20 – 60 seconds length) needs to be submitted, which concludes the research and animation concept.

Comments

Participants will need to use their own laptop and software (Rhino, Adobe, C4D).  Cinema 4D is free for students, tutorials will be provided during the seminar. 

 

Dates

10 March 2022, 10:00–12:00 Seminar Room 6
17 March 2022, 10:00–12:00 Seminar Room 6
24 March 2022, 10:00–12:00 Seminar Room 6
31 March 2022, 10:00–12:00 Seminar Room 6
07 April 2022, 10:00–12:00 Seminar Room 6
28 April 2022, 10:00–12:00 Seminar Room 6
05 May 2022, 10:00–12:00 Seminar Room 6
12 May 2022, 10:00–12:00 Seminar Room 6
19 May 2022, 10:00–12:00 Seminar Room 6
02 June 2022, 10:00–12:00 Seminar Room 6
09 June 2022, 10:00–12:00 Seminar Room 6
23 June 2022, 10:00–12:00 Seminar Room 6

Course Enrolment

From 30 January 2022, 00:00 to 10 March 2022, 00:00
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Architecture (Master): Expertise: Instrumentarium: Supplementary Subjects

Individual courses: possible