MSDx - AMAL.GAM (Ritual - Space - Species)

End of semester exhibition of our Master Design Studio AMAL.GAM - Studio 17

AMAL.GAM I Studio 17

The function of rituals lies within the internal constitution of a society. It gives the members confidence, it dispels their anxieties, it disciplines their social organization. Amal.gam is a research unit focused on the transformation of rituals, traditions and ceremonies into Design Tools, overlapping them with Biotic Environments and Multispecies-Ethnographic studies. It extends ideas into the realms of mass media, pseudonyms, technology, life science and the deceptively far yet radically foreign “Primitive Society of the Future”. Such an environment gives our studio the chance to design new constructed entities, using space produced by rituals, favouring the relationship between humans and species, inhabitants and territories - a proposal for an architecture of a present not yet present but no longer future. The semester is structured in two phases, Biotope / Ritual Studies and Biotic Prototyping and Fabrication, driven by the themes of narration via storyboard, large scale drawings, models and prototypes. The first studio phase will be related to the construction of a fictional character/Alter-Ego and its environment, framing the hypothetical context for the ritual. The second part of the course will be focused on the development of new forms of built environments across different scales : Matter - Devices - Space - Species ...

Published: November 29th, 2016

MaeID – FutureRetrospectiveNarrative

Daniela Mitterberger, Tiziano Derme, Works, Projects, Research and Future Retrospective Narrative on Architecture, Technology and Science by MaID

Otto Loewi Gasse 18/3
8042 - Graz