a creation of public moments
What we need right now, more than ever, is to be with each other in the world. But how can architecture make this happen?
Viz-a-viz is an experiment in the creation of public moments drawing people together through the deep rituals of our everyday lives: gathering around a table, chats over the suburban fence, pee(r)ing through the bush, sitting side-by-side on a jostling tram, or congregating at the workplance entrance for a banter of ciggie. These moments bring us face-to-face, viz-a-viz, in an organic solidarity. We can be next to each other, but not in each other's faces.
How can architecture script these brief encounters?
Viz-a-viz is a test-bed for social moments through drawing a line that's extruded, chamfered, subtracted, folded and lofted. These architectural operations along this line, and the social encounters within them, are dazzled with the colour of the zeitgeist: high viz.
A mirrored surface reflects these activities into the ether. Seeing ourselves, reflected, also makes us see ourselves as something larger.
also makes us see ourselves
as something larger.
These moments bring us
in an organic solidarity.