We are presenting work on Open City for the conference Production Sites at the Bartlett School of Architecture on 28029th July.
PRODUCTION SITES is a conference that scrutinises new cultures of architectural knowledge by examining the sites where knowledge is produced as a discipline. Architecture has largely framed knowledge through the idea of building types, formal styles or sites for design action. Yet participatory design modes, digital technologies and event-based models present alternatives that probe the divisions between real and imaginary sites, experiential and ideatic encounters, aesthetics and technology.
What are the emerging alternative sites, where knowledge is generated or from which it is also drawn? How do these relate to traditional sites and well-established typologies such as the architect’s office, the university, the museum, the exhibition, or the library? How do new scenarios present an adaption or substitution of these frameworks? What are the modes of pro¬duction that are related to these sites, and the associated tools and methods? And, apart from architects themselves, are there other producers of knowledge relevant to the architectural discipline, such as users, curators, theoreticians, activists or ‘cross-benchers’ (Markus Miessen)?
Conference organisers are Sophia Psarra (firstname.lastname@example.org) and Sandra Löschke (sandra.löschke@sydney.edu.au).