Using the format of a fishbowl conversation, this discussion event, designed by artist Alice Gale-Feeny, invites the active sharing of knowledge and experience – felt, taught, factual and speculative – relating to living and working individually and in community.
Alice has invited a number of guests, with whom she has ongoing conversations, to join us and take part in a collective discussion which will explore our experience of architecture both as a physical, material reality and from the embodied perspective of living within and around it. Drawing from individual perspectives we will begin responding to a series of prompts including ‘What are the basic principles you live and work by?’, ‘What question would you like to ask the architect who designed a building you regularly occupy?’, ‘How do you design a space for another human other than yourself?’, ‘How would you go about constructing a staircase?’, ‘What function can a table have?’, ‘How are decisions made in your house or place of work?’, ‘How can furniture affect our physical and psychological experience?’.
This event is intended to be active and informal, welcoming your voice as an attendee and participant and aims to provide a supportive environment for all present. The event will be documented and resulting material will contribute towards Alice’s ongoing research into the voicing of collective and individual experience.