26-29/09/18 MAKING OF Symposium and Autumn School: Designing Process Architecture
Symposium - Designing Process Architecture
Most results in planning and designing hail from a sequence of complex situations. Projects are formed and transformed continuously while moving through an open-end parcours of obstacles, controversies and negotiations. Decisions involve a heterogenous variety of stakeholders and the outcome for a great part becomes fairly unpredictable. Instead to fail with even more static imagery and resisting structures, or to reduce the multiplicity of stakeholder voices and the complexity of options, one can ask, what tools and strategies are needed to work with an within the dynamic complexity? Which new and different roles do (urban) designers, architects and planners take on? How would designs be redesigned and re-visualized when inde- terminacy is recognized as an essential component? And how can the design of the processes themselves become a central task of the designing disci- planes?
The symposium and its supporting program try to open the view to different facets of the design of processes in architecture, planning and urban design. Based on international examples from practice, crucial phases, moments and typologies of design processes will be uncovered and discussed with an audience of practitioners from architecture, planning, art and (urban) design.
The Autumn School «Making of – Designing Process Architecture» aims to unfold, discuss and work on questions and aspects of dynamic complexity and multiple stakeholder involvement in planning, architecture and design. The Autumn School addresses young professionals, PhD and master’s students with interdisciplinary backgrounds in related fields of study and practice. The Autumn School includes access to the one day symposium with international speakers. The four day workshops are hosted by practitioners with backgrounds in architecture, planning, design and applied social science.
Aspects and Questions
DYNAMIC PLANNING: Which instruments of design and planning are needed under conditions of dynamic complexity? RECORDING PROCESSES: How do you read, collect, visualize and archive the continuous flow of transformations during the design, realization and usage processes? OPENINGS POSSI- BILITIES: How can the variety of options be kept open and expanded throughout the entire usage and design process? WRESTLING WITH MATERIALITY: How to make "non-human" players - such as used building structures - take on new roles in the design and planning process? EXCHANGE VALUE TO USE VALUE: How can new roles, actors and models of land ownership and returns be introduced? WHAT «SPACE» DO WE TALK ABOUT? Which tools does socio-spatial architecture work with? OPEN FORM, STRUCTURE, FUNCTION: What are the rules and limits to enable the "open"? NOT THE PROD- UCT, BUT THE PRODUCTION! New ways of self-empowerment in spatial and material production? DYNAMIC PLANNING: What instruments to use under the condition of dynamic complexity?
Booking and Subscription for the Symposium
Find details on the website http://making-of.space
The subscription fee is CHF 140,- (incl. Catering and Apéro; Student discounts on request)
When: September 27th | 8:30 am – 5:00 pm
Where: Basel Switzerland, Zentrale Pratteln, Gallenweg 8, 4133 Pratteln (8min to Basel SBB Station) zentrale-pratteln.ch
Application for the Autumn School
Find application requirements under: http://making-of.space/autumn-school
Fees: The workshop and symposium are not for profit and are co-financed through the participants fee.
The Autumn School fee is 350,- chf. It includes accommodation, full catering, workshops and symposium.
When: 26th – 29th September 2018
Where: Basel Switzerland, Zentrale Pratteln, Gallenweg 8, 4133 Pratteln (8min bis Basel SBB), zentrale-pratteln.ch.