SPACES OF TRANSLATION master class 2008
Urban spaces are built, transformed, demolished, and recycled -their functions or uses experiencing alteration through time.
The work process for this master class will start by inquiring, exploring and selecting a place/ building/ site/ construction within the city that makes it relevant --where its accumulated history and its surrounding conditions provide an interpretation other than merely in terms of urbanism: social, political, cultural, economic... so that the point of attention on the site can provide a sense of design to be determined and developed through the workshop.
We will take into considerations elements such as temporary interventions and the discussion on space /time conditions. Why should we tend to think in terms of eternal existence when most constructions only last for a limited period of time, with an expiration date?
The workshop will reflect on the role of functions, uses, materials, costs... Since a place may have a function 'A' today, a function 'B' tomorrow, and a 'C' later on, shouldn't this transience should be considered in the project and its development?