‘Renewing our habits of assembly: borrowing thoughts and practices from Fred Moten and Katriena Majiet’
When students learn to make buildings in architecture schools, the traditional curriculum demands that these new buildings are conceived as potential new and empty spaces, to be filled later with things accumulated over time. But could we, instead, follow Katriena Majiet’s method, who as photographed here by Paul Grendon, is captured building around what she already has, with what she has gathered and, around what she has gathered? Majiet’s method is a demonstration of a particular habit of assembly, a knowledge of construction and a method of gathering that does not easily distinguish between what is gathered and who is gathering.
This winters school series explores her method of assembly as a potential new habit.
Ola’s research on the built environment departs from the assumption: every political phenomenon casts a ‘spatial shadow’, these shadows manifests our built environment in ways that interrogate architectural design conventions. She will present 2 projects which offered her some possibility of a ’spatial literacy’ that can help us (as a people) to aspire to different political ecologies.