"Fang, let us say, has a secret: a stranger calls at his door; Fang resolves to kill him. Naturally, there are several outcomes: Fang can kill the intruder, the intruder can kill Fang, they both can escape, they both can die, and so forth. In the work of Ts’ui Pên, all possible outcomes occur; each one is the point of departure for other forkings.” – Jorge Luis Borges, ‘The Garden of Forking Paths’
We will be running a workshop from 9th April - 17th April with students studying architecture at the Danish Academy of Fine Art in Copenhagen. Entitled 'It was and it was not ...', the workshop's aim is to explore the generative possibilities inherent in fiction for the material practice of architecture. We take as our starting point the understanding that fiction is an immaterial imaginary overlay rendered through a representational framework, and we are particularly interested in how architecture students might explore and exploit these generative possibilities through the technique of composite drawing.
We will conclude the workshop with a final review of the students' work.