workshop at the Vilnius Art Academy (Lithuania), Architecture Department. Date: 06.02.2012 – 17.02.2012

Participants: Lina Baciuškaitė, Aistė Dzikaraitė, Gediminas Kirdeikis, Simas Kazlauskas, Vytautas Lukšas, Eglė Rutkauskaitė, Petras Vestartas, Eglė Židonytė.

We analyzed how the sense of environment is translated in the physical dimensions of human life and reveals through various elements, like structure, form and materiality.

Further the transcription of cultural processes into structural forms can be understood as an architectural mesh-work (1). As a specific topic for this workshop we investigated on traditional grouping behaviors inherent in Lithuanian “sutartines”.

By referencing dance appearances (consisting of certain elements of expression, as clothes and gestures of dancers), we developed certain types of elements and their behaviors.

The “accordance” as the constitutional element of an overall dance and singing pattern (sutartines) reflects in the emergence of an tectonic textile (2), which can be read as an architectural diagram in multiple scales. As shelter, urban formation or organizational plan.

For this workshop we used Processing (by Ben Fry & Casey Reas) & the library toxiclibs (by Karsten Schmidt) / packages: toxiclibscore, verletPhysics

(1): Tim Ingold, Lines: A Brief History, London, 2007
(2): Gottfried Semper: Style in the Technical and Tectonical Arts; or Practical Aesthetics, Hamburg, 1857

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