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NGO, practice and university driven research by design on performative wood

Davidova, Marie and Sevaldson, Birger 2016. NGO, practice and university driven research by design on performative wood. Presented at: 2016 DCA European Conference: Inclusiveness in Design in Design, Istanbul, Turkey, 11-14 May 2016. Published in: Uddin, M. Saleh and Sahin, Murat eds. 2016 DCA European Conference: Inclusiveness in Design. Istanbul: Özyeğin University, 00564-00572.

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The present paper discusses the possibilities of a relationship between academy, NGOs and practice in Research by Design on the case study of the first author’s PhD research in performative wood and chairing of NGO Collaborative Collective, o.s. [1]The more common link to commercial practice in this case might not reach the goal due to the long lasting sampling and prototyping compare to the timeframe of commercial projects. On the other side, academy is often not as flexible as small NGOs in its organisation and goals. While, in this case, the academic research is focused on responsive wood material, design and environmental science, the NGO can link this with society, culture, education and popularisation of science. By doing so, the project is reaching higher complexity, connecting art, science and public life. Within this project, two Environmental Summer Pavilions, pareSITE [2] and LOOP [3], have been built in the city centre of Prague and hosted multi-genres festivals, reSITE [4] and EnviroCity [5], related to public space during summer 2013 and 2014, respectively. The pavilions themselves relate to hot and dry summer city environments by absorbing moisture at night, when the relative humidity is high and evaporating it during arid summer noon of the Prague city centre, thus pleasing the stay of festivals’ visitors.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Architecture
Subjects: G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GF Human ecology. Anthropogeography
H Social Sciences > HT Communities. Classes. Races
N Fine Arts > NA Architecture
Publisher: Özyeğin University
Date of First Compliant Deposit: 8 November 2018
Date of Acceptance: 18 August 2015
Last Modified: 02 Aug 2019 10:40

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