Multi-sensorial spatial perception: Beyond the measurable
The experience of space is characterized by the simultaneous perception on different levels of the senses. In using specific stimuli an effective space-design obtains an emotional disposition of the percepting subject.
Physically measurable and psychologically inquirable quantities build the background of a perception-centred-design. Only a coordinated artistic composition of stimuli on different perception levels creates an overall, functional and emotional effective environment.

Dominic Haag

The workshop is organised in small questions, which served as an input and as a motor for a small scenography project – the aim of this workshop.
I describe scenography as a result out of three components: theme, audience and space. Like a theatre director normally uses a text as startingpoint, the scenograph uses the space. A place, a present situation in which he inverts. At the beginning of every project is therefore a very specific interaction with the space, which have a strong influence to the concept.
This local-specific operation is, following the term of research in social scienes, called „Fieldwork“. In Scenography this is the search for the possibilities to encode the space. These possibilities are closly linked to the classification of view, perception and experience. Fieldwork means to uncover the unvisable of a place.
The participants of the workshop will deal with a artistic analysis of the space and a following conception and realisation of a displayed space-installation.  

Rebekka Reich

Architectural Space-analysis
Historical comprehension of the existing site and building - historical traces and architectural style. Urban connections analysis - urban concepts. Building analysis - identification of spatial potentialities. Interior design analysis – spatial deconstruction to determine premises of projects. Case studies of buildings and ruins intervetions. Concepts of sustainable use of the built enviroment.

Adriana Tonani
Fernanda Loureiro

Turn of Perspectives
The perception of space has strong subjectiv aspects and depend on a various amount of individual factors. A fact, which the designer is often not aware of.
In the workshop the students will work from different perspectives (etc. performance artist, client, Investor, Interior designer, user…) to approach the room conscious. Therefore they can use different instruments to analyse the impact of space: the Eye Tracking System, descriptive and designating procedures, experimentally and emperically. By making the experience reports visable and overlap with the room they will create new perspectives. This will lead to new concepts with the focus on space in multiperspective views.
The aim is to be aware of the fact that a specific perspective can influence the designing- decisions in a strong way. It’s interesting to evaluate if and how parameters can be changed in a dynamic multisensorical perception to create a „perfect“ concept.

Ulrich Nether
Katharina König


Urban Ruins – Human Perception Studies
The perception of space is always multisensory: by seeing, by feeling, by smelling, by hearing – and we are moving in space, what turns the perception of space into a dynamic process. In addition, the space is charged with its history and our attributions: our fears, our hopes and our experiences.
The purpose of this workshop is to study the atmosphere of a specific industrial ruin, to analyze its specific qualities and to use creative visualization techniques to make them visible. The aim is to think about architecture and interior architecture as catalysts to open up new possibilities for social space. The following instruments will be used: empirical methods of social and psychological research, bio-feedback system, artistic presentation techniques, new media.

Martin Ludwig Hofmann

Industrial Ruins
Like all other ruins, industrial ruins informs about our past and us, the difference lies in our perception of their revolutionary downfall. Our presence provides different observations, which oppose the over-coded, over-designed spaces of the city. Industrial spaces and its ruins thrust the current a state of confusion, by offering glimpses of a recent machinic past through a mnemonic encounter between space machine and body. Beyond the empirical experience, industrial ruins potentially offer new spatial and processing opportunities. Opportunities in which the virtual has a direct relation with a supposing non-probabilistic sort of chance resisting to common sense, and to the so-called present. This virtuality suggests a less deterministic and more synesthetic relation with practice evoking a potential new correlation to machines space and the future.
Industrial archeology also reinforces the deterministic structure of the last century that all events, including human action, art ultimately determined by causes external to the will, is globally obsolete. Obsolete in science by means of technology, as it provided social and economic integration (cyberspace); obsolete by means of engineering, as machines are becoming biologically integrated (nano/biotech); and obsolete by means of production, as we mainly produce with our minds (cybernetics). Nevertheless the deterministic configuration of the last century still lavishes the present.
Consequently and in reaction to the implication that individual human beings have no free will and cannot be held morally responsible for their actions. Our proposition enhances the cyber in order to merge the current cyber culture and a coming bio culture into a stance where information technology, biology and virtual reality propel a new spatial understanding. If the forthcoming machines have different mechanisms and different dimension and if body will produce more with the mind space should reflect these premises.
Our proposition addresses the stated grounds by producing a multimodal space where the designers will use a spatial modality that includes sound, light and tectonics in order to produce a novel space.

Cagil Yurdakul
Frederico Fialho Teixeira

Estranged Space
By developing performative modes of spatial practice that synthesizes site responsive installations, the focus of the work will be driven by operational methodologies that transform the perception of space through applied research, immersive technologies and intervention. The unit will be exploring the dynamics of relationships within and between spaces, examining notions of estrangement and hierarchies of meaning, emphasizing a creative and intellectual platform for questioning the boundaries of spatial practice and situated cognition whilst aiming to advance the knowledge of interrogative processes for generating new, critical, complex and imaginative forms of event spaces.

Mathew Emmett
David Littlefield