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 theory and visual studies. By arranging a series of discussions on representation, abstraction, model, analog, digital and camera, the aim is to develop techniques and discourse around contemporary architectural theory and art practices.

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, a constant exchange of digital and analog is happening on the layer of interface, image culture, information processing, sampling and classification.

In responding to the emerging issues of representation, in the first part of exercise, we will look at image production first by decontextualizing from its architectural meaning, by describing forms in the manner of computer graphics (points, lines, surface and volume). In the second part, we will take those descriptions to construct a model for capturing with the articulation of its analog and digital properties. Readings drawn from the work of Alexander Galloway, Hito Steyerl, Robin Evans, Tristan Garcia, and others will be provided for theoretical references.

Examination Modalities

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

Students can work individually or in groups (maximum 3). The credit can be given only by presenting and archiving both the theory module (25%) and the visual studies module (75%). Attendance is mandatory.

Theory Module

Over the course of the semester, students will deliver a 15-minute lecture to the class on the chosen topic (representation, abstraction, model, analog, digital and camera), with reference to the reading list.

Visual Studies Module

Participants will produce image and video content along with three exercises that echo the weekly seminar discussion. A library of ready-made forms will be given to students for image production.

In Exercise 1 (atlas of representation), students will translate the given form into digital notation, points, lines, texture maps, and 3D geometries; in Exercise 2 (Model as an abstraction of form), students will use all the measurements from the drawing but build a digital model; in Exercise 3 (Medium specificity: digital and analog), students will produce video by capturing the model in Cinema 4D.

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 01 February 2022, 00:00 to 10 March 2022, 00:00
Via online registration

co-registration: possible

Architecture (Master): Expertise: Instrumentarium: Supplementary Subjects

Individual courses: possible