Experiments in participatory architecture : adventure classrooms and the construction of micronational realities
Author(s)Kronick, Samuel E. (Samuel Elon)
Adventure classrooms and the construction of micronational realities
Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.
Ute Meta Bauer.
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Beginning with the conjecture that non-professionals can find empowerment through a greater understanding of the built environment, two projects of architectural intervention were developed to experiment with the notion of "participatory architecture." The first was ting-ing, a modular classroom structure designed to be built, redesigned, and rebuilt by a group of high school students. The structure was prototyped at full scale with the hands-on help of local high students and expanded into a system of virtual and model-scale building toolkits. The second experiment was a temporary autonomous micronation called The Microdot, an event series open to the public featuring the construction of easy-to-build transformative tensile tents, collaged passports as symbols of citizenship, and a pop-up alter-institution.
Thesis (S.B.)--Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Dept. of Architecture, 2010.Includes bibliographical references (p. 78-79).
DepartmentMassachusetts Institute of Technology. Dept. of Architecture.; Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Department of Architecture
Massachusetts Institute of Technology