Emmett Gowin: glacial furrows and bomb disposalcraters, Umatilla army depot, Hermiston, Oregon, 1991.
+ Theoretical position This studio takes as its starting point that ‘environment’ is a
uid condition - one that uctuates materially, qualitatively andquantitatively. Altona Coastal park is the laboratory within which we will question and recongure the relationship between waterand ground over time.+ Techniquesthe notion of amalgam requires an understanding of thebehaviour of the existing conditions and the development of astrategy for amalgamation. There are two key techniques that willbe used to do this.....1. disruption - changes to the existing performances2. narrative - (e.g. biological, mythical) as a means to reorder the
landscape through the series of disruptions+ Tools
The studio will focus on model making and drawing, where theact of making is seen as a means to producing knowledge. Two denitions of ‘model’ will form a framework to oscillatebetween the abstract and physical:- As a means to question, hypothesise and abstract,- The physical act of making, with physical limitations, failuresand material performances that are non-abstract.
You will work through digital and physical models as well asdrawings in order to understand formations of the landscape overtime. From this understanding you will generate a set of formalstructures that reorder the existing landscape.Structure:Critique/presentations: Tuesdays 2-4pm Workshops: Fridays 10-2pm Tutor: