30 augustus 2023
Have you ever wondered about the sounds of Minnaertgebouw? Can you imagine making Educatorium dance? And what on earth is “junkspace”?
In today’s ever-changing technological world, it’s crucial to take a close look at how technology shapes our cities. That’s why we want to explore the concept of critical making, which emphasizes that technological creations carry values and can ignite interdisciplinary re-evaluation and revitalization of urban spaces.
“The concept of critical making has many predecessors, all of which start with the assumption that built technological artifacts embody cultural values, and that technological development can be combined with cultural reflectivity to build provocative objects that encourage a re-evaluation of the role of technology in culture.” – Matt Ratto and Garnet Hertz.
This Speculative Theatre Imaginary Platform (STIP) Critical Making workshop is organized by the Creative Urban Methods interdisciplinary group in collaboration with the Transforming Cities research hub.
This workshop delves into the captivating world of critical making and performative architecture. We’ll be using the process-oriented critical making method developed by Ratto and Hertz (2019). As a participant, you’ll have a unique opportunity to critically examine iconic landmarks in Utrecht Science Park, such as Rem Koolhaas’ Educatorium, the Minnaert building, and the enigmatic Hoge Bos.
After a brief introduction to CRUM by Olga Efremov (Utrecht University RMA MAPS), we’ll engage in hands-on explorations of performative architecture, using Utrecht Science Park as our research site.
Full description and registration on the website of Utrecht University.
Speculative Theatre Imaginary Platform (STIP) Critical Making workshop
Thursday 5 October 11 am – 5 pm
Learning Plaza, Minnaertgebouw, Leuvenlaan 4, 3584 CE Utrecht