The ephemeral laboratory

Roberts, L 2009, The ephemeral laboratory, Masters by Research, Architecture and Design, RMIT University.


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Collection: Theses

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Title The ephemeral laboratory
Author(s) Roberts, L
Year 2009
Abstract The ‘Ephemeral Laboratory’ seeks to create a methodology for myself and other practitioners working within the field of ephemeral architecture.

It tests the proposition that a robust armature can be developed to act as a common methodological device in the design, curation and orchestration of a diverse range of temporal engagements with participants and other practitioners within a variety of public realms.

It explores how this framework might redefine the notion of authorship by exploring different models for creative collaboration within a range of contexts – with particular focus on establishing conditions that can encourage outcomes that are unexpected – often going beyond an author’s expectations.

This enquiry draws on my personal practice - a body of work which has departed from the conventional notion of architectural practice over the past ten years to include projects that cut across a range of scales: urban curation; education; design management; installation and social intervention.

Four key and distinct project areas and scales of operation have been identified and critically examined:
- Urban (City)
- Campus (Institution | Corporation)
- Room (Black Box | Gallery)
- Object (Making as Intervention)

Each project area reveals a different attribute of the proposed methodological framework by way of analysis and comparison, described via four sections or process stages: Audit; Strategy; Infrastructure; and Presented Outcome.
Degree Masters by Research
Institution RMIT University
School, Department or Centre Architecture and Design
Keyword(s) Ephemeral
Architecture
Design
Art
Public Art
Curation
Melbourne
Sydney
Participation
Engagement
Collaboration
Armature
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