MakeLab 2017: 'Data-Space'
This year the programme will revolve around the theme of ‘surveillance’, investigating the changing relationships between the built environment and its inhabitants through new protocols for the recording and application of user data.
The workshop will use the forest as a laboratory for the construction of a large scale 'data space' that incorporates sensors and communication devices, which will then be used to test complex and evolving recognition and influencing behaviours.
Using a live link between the 1:1 data space on site and 3D parametric design software, we will experiment with conceptual and data-driven design methodologies and how these can be applied to future architecture and urban planning and usage processes.
The workshop will aim to produce a 1:1 interactive installation and recordings of experiments between the installation and human movement and behaviour, in the form of architectural drawings, photos and film.