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  • performa_lund

    performa_lund
    lund SWEDEN

    suckerPUNCH: describe your project.

    mike MCKAY: Assistant Professor, Michael McKay, taught a PERFORMA workshop at Lund University, School of Architecture, Department of Theoretical and Applied Aesthetics in Sweden. The two week workshop was part of a semester long studio, directed by Abelardo Gonzalez, composed of visiting guest professors.


    During the workshop students physically tested simple units and semi-finished materials to unveil their performative characteristics and limitations. These limitations were then negotiated through rigorous digital and physical techniques to produce strategies of fabrication. This process allowed a complex system to emerge from a single unit’s combinatory characteristics. In this way, a great deal of variation and spatial affect was created through an extremely efficient and simple aggregate.

    The workshop ended with a full-scale installation and exhibition in the Lund University, School of Architecture’s gallery.

    sP: what or who influenced this project?

    mM: Ongoing material and systems investigations as well as the PERFORMA research studio.

    sP: what were you reading/listening to/watching while developing this project?

    mM: Interviews with Francis Bacon , The Whitest Boy Alive, Phoenix, Frontline

    Workshop Participants
    Bujar Abazaj, René Andersson, Oskar Edström, Jonas Ersson, Per Hallström, Sara Hellgren, Sofia Kanerud, Svante Karlsson, Mattias Lindskog, Fredrik Petersson, Hillevi Olsson, Andreea Marcu, Marta Nestorow, Tomas Ramstrand, Erik Revellé, Lucy Roth, Lina Salomonsson, Matilda Schuman.

    Additional credits:
    *Special thanks to Gareth Lewis, Peter Lövendahl and TetraPAK

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    • KSA Says:

      Is this guy EVER going to do something that’s not an aggregate of triangulated units that flop over on the floor…?

    • tkidd Says:

      KSA,
      you obviously know nothing of the previous iterations of this project, and by implication nothing of the designer or the intent of the project itself. In fact this is only the second full scale iteration using triangular geometries which is where the relationship of the aggregate units ends. I was fortunate enough to assist the PERFORMA studio, and appreciate not only the progress of the iteration, but also its possible applications. You are lucky such postings are anonymous or you might be forced to insert foot in mouth.

    • KSA Says:

      Actually I have been privy to close-up experience of the previous iterations of this project, which is why I made that comment in the first place.

      Would you mind enlightening me (in detail) on the all the conceptual progress being made by the GREAT mike mckay and his ilk, oh wise one?

    • tkidd Says:

      Killer comeback! please define close-up experience?

    • conway pedron Says:

      http://www.suckerpunchdaily.com/2010/01/19/performa-ukcod/

      This iteration isn´t triangulated… I think maybe the other one from uk was, but aren´t the geometries used in production less important than the actual spatial effect produced? Not that they aren´t important, but traingulated or not, the effect is the similarly impressive right?

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