„Treasures of treasures“
Stegreif WS 17/18
Dozenten: Prof. Axel Sowa, Zhen Zhang MSc.
Secular as it is of our times today, rational and scientific as we are, gone is the belief, and with it, the action and ritual to treasure something. We might all have different opinions, preferences, what we believe in and what not, however, we will all, in different ways say „yes“ to at least something, one thing, as long as we are not nihilists. So what do you treasure in life – a thing, a person, an idea? As much as you treasure it, would you like to build a physical framework for the purposed of your own treasuring and sharing with others? In what material framework, spatial configuration and social context should the treasure appear and reveal itself? How is the treasure exhibited, how is it approached and with whom would you like to share it? (And for how long, under what light, with what kind of boundaries? …)
With the Stegreif „Treasures of treasures“, you are asked to find this „treasure“ of something for yourself, design a treasure house or a receptacle, which enshrines your treasure, and present it with a 1:50 model. By the way – you are asked to keep the „treasure“ as a secret till the submission, and if you like, you may choose to never speak it out.
First meeting: Thursday, December 14, 2017, 3pm, Seminar room Architectural Theory, Ground Floor, Templergraben 49. Submission & Presentation: Tuesday, January 9, 2018, 3pm, Seminar room Architectural Theory, Ground Floor, Templergraben 49.