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GIGA-mapping the architectural performance: Appreciation of new coming cultures

Davidova, Marie and Gasseloğlu, Mehmet Ali 2017. GIGA-mapping the architectural performance: Appreciation of new coming cultures. Presented at: Realting Systems Thinking and Design 6, Oslo, Norway, 18-20 October 2017. Published in: Sevaldson, Birger ed. Proceedings of Relating Systems Thinking and Design (RSD6) 2017 Symposium. Exhibition Oslo: p. 1.

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Performance Oriented Design (Hensel, 2015) in the means of architecture that reacts to its environment has strong background in traditional oriental architecture. Also, the architecture that is adapted to the local environment is perceived as a necessity of our future. At the moment, strong weather extremes futures are expected in climatic adaptation documents of many countries, i.e. Norway, Czechia, Turkey, Canada or USA (Czech Republic Ministry of the Environment & Czech Hydrometeorological Institute, 2015; Flæte et al., 2010; Republic of Turkey Ministry of Environment and Urbanization, 2012; Richardson, 2010; U.S.Department of State, 2014). In this settings, we need to generate sustainable ecologies friendly and habitable environments that gain from previously developed architectures with tradition of weather extremes. These are usually, and not surprisingly the countries, where most of the refugees are coming from. Considering the refugees’ crisis, within western world we shouldn’t ask what we lose by accepting different cultures, but how can these cultures enrich us. Semi-interior spaces, natural ventilation, hygroscopicity, etc. has been widely used features in the orient (Fakouch et al., 2004; Fathy, 1986; Hensel, 2011). Such performative spaces have high significance in socio-cultural relations (Davidová, 2016; Vegas, Mileto, Songel, & Noguera, 2014). People who experienced such in everyday life can save us from the worst harms of coming environmental changes, thus gaining new identity and appreciation in their new homeland. The ongoing series of workshops is using the methodology of Systems Oriented Design (Sevaldson, 2013, 2017), namely GIGA-mapping (Sevaldson, 2011, 2015), for mapping the socio-cultural as well as environment-performative potentials in oriental architecture with both, long term locals and new local refugees participation for practice applications in their new countries.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Poster)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NC Drawing Design Illustration
Uncontrolled Keywords: systemic approach to architectural performance; identity; refugee crisis; climate crisis; gigamapping
ISSN: 2371-8404
Last Modified: 04 Mar 2020 11:09

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