With a goal of redefining the concept of a village, architects and students arrived from more than 30 countries to Hello Wood’s summer workshop to create an architectural experiment. The architects made constructions that reflect upon each other, creating the ideal village community of Hello Wood. The village is an outgrowth of its own socio-political, historical, and environmental context developed over a long period of time. Can this process be addressed differently? Can settlements generate their own context? Can a new form of village be created with a weeklong exercise in real-time master planning, practicing the craft and politics of building, partying, and constructing our own community? By challenging the informal and rural fantasy of the village, Project Village becomes an instant functional settlement. The major elements include those of a traditional village: community space, dwellings, market, school, barn, and so on. All of it is infused with the pleasure and fun of the temporary collective.
PROJECT VILLAGE 2015 IS PROPAGANDA FOR REVERSED URBANISATION.
PROJECT VILLAGE is co-curated by Johanna Muszbek architect, lecturer at the University of Liverpool and by the team of Hello Wood