Workshop # 1

PASS THE PARCEL

This one is a bit of an old trick, in which students pass their project on to someone else to work on for a few hours, and then on again to another for a few hours. Two quick iterations of the project from a fresh perspective can be achieved in a days. It is meant to encourage some generosity of spirit and also to get away from the very individual ownership of projects that architecture schools since the Beaux-Arts have encouraged.

So we did it with the competition entries, and it was all a bit of a disaster. Because the competition had to some extent relied in the end on the production of image (rather than the sustained development of idea or ideology) what happened in the main was that all that shifted were the images, and not the underlying conceptual basis. That said, some of the projects got ‘better’ in terms of the competition.

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