We see the encounter of the unexpected as something crucial to a responsible practice. It allows you to re-evaluate views you have, makes you question stances maybe you didn't know you had taken. Questioning ones knowledge through the encounter helps you situate yourself in different contexts, a prerequisite to achieve responsible architectural intra-ventions.
We use the concept of choreographies that provoke the encounters and the unexpected. The use is in the objects themselves, as in the process of making them. The choreography of making creates the choreography of the object which then informs the choreography of the next step. This creates an iterative process which keeps revisiting both the acting of the studio, but also, more importantly the outcome of the acting.
We define choreography as a set of guidelines or rules as opposed to a set plan. Through using a choreography the end result is not fixed in advance but is based upon the subjective findings through making. We also acknowledge that an object has it's own choreographing effect on its context, which in itself can create unexpected encounters. In project a (”the triangles”) the choreography was set up with the following rules:
1. Project is to be based on a specific site (the 60s vertical slats in the facade)
2. Project should be moveable (be able to deconstruct and construct in another place)
3. Project should be made in several pieces rather than one fixed (to make it possible to create space in different ways)
4. Project is to be built with only the material at hand (2x4-ish wood)
5. Construction form is to be solved using triangles
6. The end design is to be determined during construction
7. Project should be tested by others than members in the studio
Daniella Ricci was part of this team, conformed by :