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[TPw]tropicPlaygrounds towards playful collapse
workshop tutor: Claudia Pasquero workshop series curated by: Sandrine Von Klot StudentsWork: students have been experimenting with digital and analogue computation to index and transform ephemeral conditions, such as users behavior and light intensity field, as they unfold in the main staircase landing of Linz University Building. Referring to the minimal paths experiments by Frei Otto and to the FibrousRoom project by ecoLogicStudio, students have been working with wax and fibers in order to “grow” a garden-playground of self-organized branching structures. If the two reference case studies deployed soapy solutions and fiber-reinforced concrete as material agent; the selection of wax ,as part of this experiment, has allowed the new material system…the new garden-playground to form structurally stable organization while keep evolving (melting, deforming, changing color etc) in a mutual feedback with its originating environment.