Architecture 101 Archive Course
ABADIR| Accademia di Design e Arti Visive, Catania
Stefano Mirti, Anne-Sophie Gauvin and Petronela Nita
This archive is a collaboration between:
Contribution to Russian translation Elena Bogatyreva, OLGA TRETJAK and Dina Neri
Blog Author Anna Amalfi and KAREN LILI
Architecture to convert a place into a state of mind. Apparently a simple task, actually a fairly tricky operation. To (try to) understand, we split our journey into three parts. This course is about part 1: from nothingness to place (part 2 is from place to space, part 3 is from space to architecture).
What is a place? What is space? How do we make space? How do we prepare our mind to make space?
Without a concept, we can’t have a place. Without a place, we can’t have space. Without a space, we can’t have architecture…
If we want to create space, in the first instance, it has to happen in our mind. When a conceptual vision takes form in our minds, a place (with its own spatial features) is born.
Architecture 101 is an introduction to space and architecture through 101 exercises. A six-month journey divided into 3 courses “online” on iversity (part 1, part 2 and part 3), one final exhibition / graduation party. If you are still alive after all of this daunting process, there will be a one-week workshop “offline”, where we will go one step beyond.