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EnviroCity 2014

Davidova, Marie and Pankova, Michaela 2014. EnviroCity 2014.

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Abstract

The EnviroCity 2014 festival was organised for a responsive wood research pavilion Loop. It was following and fulfilling the needs of the partial research goals, gained through observing and questioning an interaction with the pavilion and public space by performers from different disciplines, as well as by the visitors. Many were really targeting the connection and were getting attached to the object and its closest environment as close as possible by all their senses. The dancers were eager to explore its materiality and form in relation to the ground by laying under it or climbing it while expressively touching and smelling it or receiving its energy. The landscape architects were impressed by the humidity and fresh, wood smelling, air circulation inside of the prototype. Musicians were exploring its shape-material acoustics. The city gamers used its space for room division or board for notes, while the architectural historians used it as a meeting point for their city walks. Two different locations, one covered by greenery at Institutes for Planning and Development’s gardens, the second rough at the suburbs at Freight Depot of Žižkov brought different perspective to environmental conditions of the object both, by different constellations, especially of the ground, as well as through different aesthetics. The employees in the location used it periodically for lunch breaks, commenting on its pleasant environment and expressing their worry it might be removed. It was of course loved by kids for their spatial games. It is the main author’s experience from both of the cases that placing a beautiful object into a public space never leads to vandalism.

Item Type: Other
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BJ Ethics
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GN Anthropology
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GR Folklore
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GT Manners and customs
L Education > L Education (General)
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
N Fine Arts > NB Sculpture
N Fine Arts > NX Arts in general
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TD Environmental technology. Sanitary engineering
T Technology > TS Manufactures
T Technology > TT Handicrafts Arts and crafts
Uncontrolled Keywords: EnviroCity; responsive wood; research pavilion; festival; systemic approach to architectural performance
Language other than English: Czech
Last Modified: 06 Mar 2020 16:15
URI: http://orca.cardiff.ac.uk/id/eprint/125331

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