Interracial Practice: Rituals Of Resistance
Student name: Tuan Anh Tran
Student ID: 12660054
Tutor: Dr. Emma Rowden
Studio: Rituals of Resistance
Aims and objectives of studio
Method of studio
Role in studio This report will discover how the studio Rituals of Resistance led by Tom Rivard investigates processes of city-making and urban design in the contrary to rising tides of neoliberal regulation and environmental transformation, searching for genuine urban resilience.
I. Aims and objectives
This studio will confront the underpinned stories of city-making: the myth of economic progress, the myth of cultural centrality and the myth of our separation from “nature”. Then develop a new narratives for making the city starting …show more content…
Exclusively, students will build up a bunch of small-scale assemblages of tectonic drawn at 1:50 scale, and in isometric, with 30 degree angles x and y axes. The components that include a regular infrastructural layer in the urban space: vehicles, bus-stops, steps, portions, swimming pools, road signs, traffic lights, footbridges, ticket machines, urinals, street arts, trees, booths, bicycles, etc. Finally, every student will create a narrative map outlining the future histories of Sydney's 3rd City. This will constitute some portion of a working brief for the Greater Sydney Commission's …show more content…
Ideas of relationality, adaptation and iterations in city-making will be practiced and developed – how differing (and conflicting) uses, programs, cultures can be brought together in the city. III. Role in studio
Working in Tom Rivard’s studio has challenged me not to work in terms of buildings but in terms of elements, via some minor architecture, how particular urban conditions were triggered by such elements: a bike contraption enabling a karaoke arena; a bespoke waterproof plastic bag for clothes, enabling swimming in a river; the chairs in a public garden tracing the daily patterns of activity. This was important as it focused not on buildings, but on urban conditions, as well as the role of non-building elements in their production with people.
My research focused on how honeybees interweave and connect landscapes amongst the city. Honeybees can give a lot of advice on spatial planning. A healthy network of vegetation is needed to ensure the bee can go about its day-to-day business and play its important role in keeping the landscape fertile and productive. Green infrastructure is equally essential for humans, improving physical health, mental health, air quality and general enjoyment of our