THE RIPPLE EFFECT
The Ripple Effect was a two-week online workshop with the Architectural Association School of Architecture.
AA SUMMER SCHOOL UNIT
‘The Ripple Effect’ is a collective experiment on the potentials and limitations of remote sensing. In a time when we were confined indoors due to international COVID-19 lockdowns, we recreated the immersive experience of a field exploration.
Together we explored a variety of digital tools and gathered for remote hikes, journeys and performative explorations. We told ghost stories by virtual campfire.
We leveraged our dispersed locations and diverse experiences to develop practices of global care for localized sites.
GHOST STORIES AROUND THE FIRE PIT
As part of the invited workshop, we gave a lecture, in the form of a 30-minute virtual group performance reflecting on the limits/ambivalence of knowledge and representation.
Together with Alex Coetzee, Ashleigh Killa and Max Melvill of The PLOT Gallery, we narrated stories inspired by shadows and idiosyncrasies, or "ghosts", in our everyday lives. The piece reflected on our diverse cultural backgrounds as we followed a chance-driven creative process that incorporated stories from the arts, sciences, philosophy and personal experience.