Wednesday 6th July – Re-wilding the garden city
Groups returned to site this morning with materials selected yesterday to continue mapping and prototype development. This afternoon the groups were visited by the workshop leaders to pitch their concepts, opening a collaborative discussion for idea development, allowing them to gain a new perspective on their approach so far.
The different approaches taken by each group is really evident at this point in the workshop – highlighting the diversity within this area for the need of a specific, site relevant response as well as the effects of designing as completely independent groups.
The day ended with the lecture ‘Abundance through scarcity’ from Josymar Rodriguez. This narrated the projects of her architectural practice, providing really relevant inspiration for public space reuse through limited materials. This was followed by a communal dinner at Barousel H which included discussions on materiality and a de-briefing for all teams to plan their intervention construction for the rest of the week.