HELLO WOOD IS HAPPY TO ANNOUNCE THE THEME OF PROJECT VILLAGE 2017: SHAPING COMMUNITIES — COURTYARDS.
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HOW CAN I PARTICIPATE?
If you are a professional, practicing architect or academic, and wish to propose a project concept and lead a workshop at Project Village '17, you can find all the information regarding the summer school, the context, the theme and your application in the open call below.
ABOUT THE THEME OF PROJECT VILLAGE 2017: SHAPING COMMUNITIES COURTYARDS — COURTYARDS:
“Added elements can be well organised, but never become an organism” – Ludwig Hilberseimer
One can easily dismiss these early, provocative words of Ludwig Hilberseimer, citing examples of settlements for which the urban fabric is the outcome of slow, organic growth, where the reciprocal relationship between communities and their built environment is apparent at all scales. But when a new settlement is built from the ground, and bottom up, articulating the common threads and connections between the artefacts are not so evident. Project Village is a 3 year long endeavour establishing its own settlement, building fteen projects each year. Can this annual, week-long exercise in real time masterplanning, living together and practicing the craft and politics of building result in a new form of settlement? Can the communal construction also de ne the interstitial spaces between the installations? We invite you to continue this experiment in establishing connections between artefacts, while constructing a community through the process of building!
Shaping Communities is the third and last step in envisioning a settlement, the permanent campus for Hello Wood’s nomadic faculty. In 2015, the “Portable Village” moved around, and became a catalyst of events and interactions for its temporary communities. In 2016 we arrived at our site Csóromfölde and Settled. This year we will move in, and inhabit the site!
We are asking the newly arrived community members to continue building on the rst threads of the settlement in Csóromfölde to further define the spatial identity and complexity of our campus by adding new patterns of collaboration. In a village that is permanently under construction, Project Village 2017 is a campaign for continuity. We are asking the participants to question, respond to, build on, or dissect the existing artefacts, concepts and ideas.
We are looking for proposals that develop new forms, spaces, places and rules of participation fundamental to shaping community. Constructed on the border of the ideal and the real, Project Village is an architectural experiment. It is a construction site, a place of debate, re ection and disintegration. A place where we work, party, learn, eat, sleep and contemplate.
Through the process of appropriating existing structures, participants are asked to identify the missing elements, connections, fragments and functions of the village. We are looking for design proposals articulating spaces that add, complete or organise the daily life of the village and the collective work process, envisioning future scenarios of habitation and learning.
CALL FOR PROPOSALS:
Hello Wood is inviting you to join this year’s workshop and symposium Project Village 2017: Shaping Communities — Courtyards.
From the autonomous projects towards courtyards (shared spaces):
Last year we asked participants to mark their space of arrival and build artefacts essential for settling. These ideas — the rst built posts of Csóromfölde — provoked a discussion on how to establish the missing link that di erentiates a group of buildings from a settlement. Going beyond narratives and anecdotal relationships, what are the practices that can promote connections between projects? What shapes the interstitial spaces, what is the part-to-whole formula emerging from our collaborative work process? Challenging the autonomy of the artefact, how can we test the organic growth of a village in a compressed timeframe?
This year we took a transgressive leap, initiating an actual settlement structure. With a series of courtyards we juxtapose an urban pattern over the existing site, ready to be inhabited and challenged. We are providing a grid of varying open spaces, where each parameter structure will incorporate one of the existing artefacts from last year, as well as dwelling units, creating an ephemeral fabric of courtyards. We are looking for architectural responses: Future scenarios that adapt to, appropriate, build-on or dismantle the quadrangles.
Participating groups will be urged to inhabit these loose live-work units and negotiate against the set parameters through their design and construction process. Courtyards are familiar. They divide the terrain, yet at the same time help us to relate to, read, and familiarise with it. The quadrangles scale down territories and define a framework of coexistence. They accommodate open space and structure our field of vision. Courtyards are one of the most universal building types. A vernacular that exists in all continents, in all climatic conditions, in looser or tighter formations depending on certainties of the future. If we believe that every community is capable of expressing its needs and spatial ideals through the means of architecture, we are also certain that it has the capacity to anticipate and construct future scenarios of its settlement. Join the process of debating, constructing and inhabiting these collaborative spheres towards pragmatic utopias of our collective Village Project.
We are looking for the applications of academics and professionals Winning proposals will be built during the week of the summer school, by teams of workshop leaders and students. The theme and outline of proposals will be the bases of the Workshop brief. Whether your proposal is an experiment on process or an actual building, make sure to set up your brief accordingly.
Deadline for final proposals: 2017. 04. 30. The application forms are public, available for everyone, No application fee
Results: 2017. 05. 07. Please send your proposal to firstname.lastname@example.org
Date of Hello Wood Summer School and Festival - Project Village 2017: July 1-9.
Location of Hello Wood 2017: In the countryside of Hungary, close to lake Balaton, on the premises of an old manor, Csóromfölde If you have any questions about the workshop or the application please let us know, feel free to ask at: email@example.com Orsi Janota - project manager of Project Village 2017
ABOUT HELLO WOOD SUMMER SCHOOL AND FESTIVAL:
Hello Wood started as an art camp in 2010 for students in architecture, art and design and has grown into an award winning, unique international summer school involving more than 20 universities and 30 countries. Hello Wood integrates various fields of art, design and science; builds community and encourages talent. All projects are shared, developed and built in a collaborative process. Students from various elds, nationalities and institutions work together with practicing professionals and academics. Projects are mostly constructed from wood and are the results of a unique interplay of art, innovation and social commitment. Promoting the idea of “thinking with your hands”, Hello Wood provides a unique experience in the craft of building, inventing, testing and an intimate understanding of the material itself. It has an ability to provide a productive reciprocity between a concept, the design and its realization. We believe that being socially responsive and utilizing material constraints in an innovative way is crucial in achieving sustainability.
Our goal is to promote the construction process as a platform for discussion, innovation and exchanging knowledge. Hello Wood is a profoundly democratic opportunity to connect different generations, designers and artist with various cultural, academic and professional backgrounds. Up until 2015 Hello Wood’s workshops did not have a permanent place. Since 2016 we settled in Csóromfölde, a piece of land in the Balaton Highland Region of South West Hungary. Though in 2016 we settled, the accommodation were still remote, and took place in the manor Csórompuszta.
From this year on, we will live, work, sleep at the same place as we inhabit our campus! We invite you to share the responsibility in becoming the caretakers of Csóromfölde.
Péter Pozsár, architect / András Huszár, architect / Dávid Ráday, media designer — co - founders of Hello Wood
Johanna Muszbek architect, lecturer at University of Liverpool Architecture School — curator of Project Village
Orsi Janota— project manager of Project Village / Hello Wood Education Niki Lakatos— project manager of Hello Wood Studio Fruzsi Karig— project coordinator of Project Village