A workshop concept by:
Eric de Leeuw, ArtEZ University of the Arts, department of in-architecture Zwolle, The Netherlands.
Michel Melenhorst, University of Applied Science, Detmolder school of architecture and interior architecture Detmold, Germany.
To understand the fundamental element of (a) space, we can use the technique to first reduce it to its (arbitrary) elementary, essential characteristics and second displace it from its original context
These steps of reduction and displacement are essential to grasp, sense, know and feel a space.
We do this in three steps
The path of displacement starts with a mimetic rebuilding of an interior space, part of the space are built on a 1:1 scale
The built space or parts of it are ´displaced´ to a public space
The space will be adapted to a point that is regathers the same spatial qualities as it had before step 1
To be able to describe, evaluate and valuate these steps we will use the terminology as developed by architect Dom Hans van der Laan: Spatial cell, court and domain assigned to the steps described above.
Central and permanent to our special experiences is our body, it is the one constant factor in all our encounters in changing contexts. To become aware of this, of our body and of our body in space, the workshops start with an exercise in displacement of the body using basic aikido techniques