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HOW TO ENVISION THE FUTURE OF LIVING AND WORKING IN TIMES OF ECOLOGICAL CRISIS?

Geneva, Spring 2023

During the spring semester of 2022, seven students of the Master in Interior Architecture (MAIA) at HEAD – Genève developed their own studio space through prospective scenarios on living and working in 2050.

It had been a while since the group noticed certain changes in their surrounding world. Everything approached discreetly, making it hard to distinguish one day from the next. As they attempted to navigate the world as usual, they quickly realized it was not the same. Thus, they faced an exceptional level of consumption, which eventually led to ecological disaster on one hand and emotional exhaustion on the other.

Choosing between the catastrophe of the mundane, they disagreed on which was worse. The only shared point of view appeared to be a firm belief that something should be done. Finding their soulmates, each squad chose its own way to cope with the modern world. What happened next? By revisiting daily rituals that construct reality, they focused on its initial qualities and the transformations that took place. Excited to find a cure, they explored casual activities like sleeping, mealtime, and gathering together. Each squad aspired to find solutions for daily issues. Some chose to address it through close interaction, while others chose alienation.

Did they succeed?

TEAM

Studio Critic: Youri Kravtchenko (YKRA Architects); Teaching Assistant: Cécile-Diama Samb (SAPID Studio)

STUDENTS:

Alexandra Miskufova, Valentina Pantalena, Marie Schild, Andreas Laskaris, Marie Torrione, Natalia Krymskaya, Ségolène Davister



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