The project Convergent Spaces explores the world through the lens of interfaciality. Using the studio of the Social Design department as a prototypical entity, it examines which systems embody the studio (people, locations, digital infrastructure, etc.). The project tries to search for the gaps between those systems and to establish connections using interfaces in their broad meaning.
“Is it happening online or in real space?” was and remains a frequent question for many of us lately to orient ourselves in location, time, and behavior models for a given event, meeting, or work session – because of the pandemic, but not only. Borders between areas that previously were conventionally delineated are increasingly dissolving. Physical and digital entities interpenetrate each other resulting in a new normal of reality. It confronts us with a challenge: “How to harmoniously coordinate systems that are developing independently, how to design them in a new convergent way?”
The project Convergent Spaces: SDS Interface searches for a response to that challenge using the lens of interfaciality. It takes the SD Studio as a prototypical playground and involves experiments such as capturing the physical space and translating it into a digitally accessible and interactive territory; ordering physical objects and making them addressable to see the interrelations; exploring presence and user experience patterns both in digital and physical spaces etc. Outcomes of the project are expected to offer practical solutions for the SD Studio as well as adding up to a theoretical reflection.
- Summer Semester 20/21
- Orest Yaremchuk