suckerPUNCH: describe your project.
sum-THINGS: the swarm detroit! project proposes an urban redevelopment based on an intention of re-introducing the notion of neighborhood. first, the site is divided into small areas by a swarm/network logic that interconnects the existing infrastructural endpoints facing the site. then the network-lines adapt to each other and an optimized infrastructural organization emerges. second, the ares of the site act as spawning plates for a swarm of agents generating an inhabitable structure. the agents strive towards global equilibrium by applying local morphogenetic rules of separation and cohesion. a color-coding analysis of the emergent structures on site represents the differentiated and diverse spatial and functional qualities within the neighborhood. the color-coding is based on the parameters: distance to motorway, distance to site border and distance from ground.
sP: what or who influenced this project?
sT: except from the city of detroit; rob and roland of kokkugia, manuel delanda and steven johnson.
sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?
sT: the sum-things were listening to the sound of coffee being poured and cigarettes being lit. and watching computers crash.
sP: whose work is currently on your radar?
sT: supermanouvre, kokkugia, whiteweekendkites.