Design Studio IIA – Kaitiakitanga 2021
Kaitiakitanga: taking care
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Martino Gamper 100  chairs in 100 days 

100 Ways: spatial interventions and social infrastructure

Aim

Develop an understanding of the term kaitiakitanga and how it can become an informing principle to engage with social and cultural sustainability through the design of a social infrastructure.

Context

This project responds to aspects of kaitiakitanga. It examines guardianship of our environment, including our cultural but also dynamic heritage, as well as our natural resources. It therefore includes broader ideas of ‘sustainability’ and ethical considerations. It encourages you to think about our built heritage, our urban environment, our monuments, objects, and stories that shape our connection to place, and which all support the construction of identity and sense of belonging.  Equally important to a spatial practice is to consider the origins and impact of the materials with which to build space and the project will ask you to research and analyse the choices you make for your design.

Kaitiakitanga begins with a holistic understanding of how the environment and the people within it exist in balance, and a care to maintain that balance. What is your role as a creative practitioner in negotiating that balance? How does your work impact on the environment and on people through its manufacture, or its content, or its use?

Project brief pdf document: 224.257_Ass2 2021_brief

Project components, approach and key skills:

100 ways: Iterative and close investigations of key structural and design components of the entrance way. This focus on process and iteration is reflected in the project submission requirements. Your project submission is an A0 poster that is made up of 100 drawings that you will complete from weeks 7-12.

Here is a link to the template: drive.google.com/drive/folders/1QiPRy_GBznc-vtjRhTs1absmXXSspzNU?usp=sharing

Site analysis: We will explore a range of techniques and approaches to site analysis and documentation including site mapping, poetic and theoretical explorations.

Kaitiakitanga, ecological, cultural and social sustainability: Kaitiakitanga begins with a holistic understanding of how the environment and the people within it exist in balance, and a care to maintain that balance. We will examine the idea of social infrastructure, the physical places and spaces that shape the way we interact with our surroundings – people/creatures/places/things (Klinenberg, Palaces for the People talk at Google, www.youtube.com/watch?v=HJIYhSA84Sc&ab_channel=TalksatGoogle).

Technical spatial drawing and visual representation techniques and workflows: We will develop strategies to express your project using spatial drawing techniques (plan, section, elevation, perspectives), sketching and modelling. We will introduce you to Vectorworks and build on your existing SketchUp knowledge.

 

Visualisation Workflow2

Spatial Software Workflow overview

Project schedule and key dates:

Week 7 – introduction, site analysis

Week 8 – sides, doors

Week 9 – top and ground, seats, signage and consolidation 

Week 10 – project proposal + 75 drawings, development

Week 11 – develop and refine

Week 12 – develop, refine and present

Week 7

Monday 7.1

_Project introduction, aims, outcomes
_What is social infrastructure and the relationship to Kaitiakitanga 
_Application of tools and skills from assignment 1
_Overview of project & template 
_Mural set up 
_Studio expectation discussions (working, software, materials)
_Discussions; site, community groups – designer privilege, components

Independent Study 

  • Social infrastructure research. Identify (list, source imagery and examples) existing social infrastructures. Document this on mural. 
  • Research the site; history, building type, surrounding businesses, general Newtown (visuals, not all text). Use the techniques introduced in the clinic and inspired by examples from the in class presentation.  
  • Community group precedent research. Find an example of a co-design project, where members of a community have been consulted in design of a space/place for them. Refer to page 9-12 of the Co-design Literature Review (in the Readings and Resources folder on Stream)
  • Create a list of community groups in Newtown.
  • Read Species of Spaces pg. 50-55
  • Everything (all your thinking, research, reflecting etc) uploaded to your MURAL!

Note: we are meeting at the site, Newtown Library on Thursday morning, 9am. Bring documentation and measuring equipment.

Clinic
3 – 4pm Wednesday in 11A26
Visualising Site Analysis 

Thursday 7.2 

_Site visit (meet at the site at 9am!)
_Kaitiakitanga – discussion and presentation 
_Social Infrastructure catch up 
_Community group workshop
_Template 

Independent study  

  1. Complete site map and analysis 
  2. 5 mappings. These should incorporate your site visit sketches and documentation, found imagery about the site, research about your community group. Use the collage and visualisation techniques introduced in this week’s clinic to create these mappings.
  3. Find 2 examples of spaces where Kaitiakitanga has been considered with in the design process. Address/identify how the value of Kaitiakitanga been considered from either within the design process or through the outcome?
  4. Decide on & research a community group – present back next lesson. This research should address the following points  (and more!) what artefacts of importance and use for this group, places where the group gathers, how many people are part of this group, what do they gather together for (if at all), what are the factors that form this group eg. age, what are their shared values (if they have these). Ensure that you express some these these findings visually through drawing and mapping techniques. Some of this research can be incorporated into your site mappings. Be specific about the group and open to the range of people who might be part of it.
  5. Everything (all your thinking, research, reflecting etc) uploaded to your MURAL!

*reminder next session (8.2) is on ANZAC day so there will be no class.

NOTE: This independent study accounts for the session that we miss on Monday and is around 15 hours of work! Use this as a guide to determine the amount of time you are allocating to these tasks and the level of depth you might go to…

Clinic as usual on Wednesday, 3-4pm

Week 8

Thursday 8.2

  • Present back community group research – small groups (4)
  • Sides 
  • Material affordances
  • Newtown Library plans
  • Doors

Independent study 

  • Complete your SketchUp model of the entrance way
    • Remember this is a puzzle made up of what we can see now physically in the space, the old plans, the renovation information. All the information you need won’t come from just one source!
    • The purpose of this model to is to understand how the space works and the feeling of the space -proportion and elements in space, in relation to each other.
  • Find 10 more examples of sides, draw/visualise these. 
  • Repeat the above steps for doors (find 10 examples, draw/visualise). 
  • Find 5 sides in the wild! (2 exterior and 2 interior and one of your choosing). What are the material affordances of these sides. Document and draw these.
  • Find 5 conceptual and poetic doors. Document OR draw these.
  • Ensure you mural board is visible to everyone in the class.

Somethings to remember: use a range of types of media to ‘draw’ your findings – these can include sketching with different pencils, pens etc., digital modelling, physical modelling, collage…

All of your drawings don’t need to be completed to the same level of detail and finish. You can have a range. You also don’t need to write too much about each side/door, just some notes to demonstrate your analysis of them.

In class exercise overview – this does not capture the level of detail we will address in class or all of the exercises completed, it is a resource to refer back to as you continue with your project….

Sides:

  • What are sides (class discussion and pp presentation)
  • Search 5 examples (images) of different sides on the internet. Note down – what is it made of? where might you find it? Describe the material qualities of the side.
  • List of sides (made together in class)
  • Find 5 more examples of (different) and then draw/visualise yourself 5 more different examples of sides. Use at least 3 different approaches to drawing eg. sketching, modelling digitally/physically, collage.

Doors: 

  • What are doors, portals, entrances (class discussion and pp presentation)
  • Search 5 examples (images) of different doors on the internet. Note down – what is it made of? where might you find it? Describe the material qualities of the side.
  • Find 5 more examples of (different) and then draw/visualise yourself 5 more different examples of sides. Use at least 3 different approaches to drawing eg. sketching, modelling digitally/physically, collage.

Week 9

  • Project 1 update
  • Independent study sharing
  • Ground & top 
  • Project overview – work so far and where we are headed.

Clinic Wednesday 3pm – Vectorworks

Independent:

  • Find 5 examples of ‘tops’. Draw and or document these. What are the the material affordances of each top. Try to describe this in the way that you visually represent your examples.
  • Find 5 examples of ‘grounds’. Draw and or document these. What are the the material affordances of each ground. Try to describe this in the way that you visually represent your examples.

For this independent study be as specific and considered as you can about how you document and represent through drawing, for example, what angle are you taking the photograph from, what is an appropriate media to use so you are able to draw details, what technique could you use to communicate the texture etc.

Office Hours with Meg next week: you can sign up for these here

Link to Technical Drawing Powerpoint here. 

Thursday 

  • Project check-in
  • Discussion and information about project proposal (project proposal components outlined below)
  • Studio working session

Independent study:

Create project proposal and add your slides to this group presentation – template link here

Project proposal  – 7 slide presentation

  1. Project statement and image. This statement should include who your community group is, what the social infrastructure is that you will be working with/offering to them through the redesign of the library entrance-way and the design concept for your project (as you understand it at this point in the project).
  2. Sides – a range of drawings, documentation and investigations into possible sides that you might work with in your design proposal. These could consider materials and materiality, scale, form and orientation.
  3. Doors – a range of drawings, documentation and investigations into possible doors[ways] that you might work with in your design proposal. These could consider materials and materiality, scale, form and orientation.
  4. Ground – a range of drawings, documentation and investigations into possible grounds that you might work with in your design proposal. These could consider materials and materiality, scale, form and orientation.
  5. Tops – a range of drawings, documentation and investigations into possible tops that you might work with in your design proposal. These could consider materials and materiality, scale, form and orientation.
  6. Design offering #1. A combination of some of the investigations you have done of sides, doors, tops, grounds and how these might work together and inform each other.
  7. Design offering #2. A combination of some of the investigations you have done of sides, doors, tops, grounds and how these might work together and inform each other.

Week 10

Monday

  • Presentations in small groups
  • General feedback and class discussion
  • Workshop concepts based on feedback

Independent study

  • Select one of your concepts to take forwards and continue to develop your design. Create 5 storyboard images that move through your design so far. These should capture key moments and interactions in your design as it is currently conceived of. 
  • Continue to work into your SketchUp model and on your VW plan.

Clinic on Wednesday, 3pm as usual!

Reminder that there are office hours available this week with Meg. Sign up here

Thursday

  • Where we are up to
  • Look over poster template and discuss
  • Poster printing options and timelines
  • Seats/pause, signs  – workshop and design development

In class exercise:

  1. Seats – discuss and unpack what seats are, how they function and what they provide. Find 5 examples of seating/moments of pause that you could use as precedents for your design. Draw and document these.

2. Signs – discuss and unpack what signs are, how they function and what they provide. Find 5 examples of signs/ways of sharing information that you could use as precedents for your design. Draw and document these.

Independent study

Update/develop/refine your storyboard (5 images) incorporating the ideas covered in the session today. On Monday we will workshop the specific moments of your design that are key to expressing your concept and begin detailing these. These storyboard images will assist you in doing this and inform the visual representation style and final drawing set.

Read each of the three short excerpts from Juhani Pallasmaa’s The Eyes of the Skin. Select a quote from each reading (3 quotes in total) and write a short 2-3 sentence response that links the ideas that Pallasmaa discusses with your own project, how you might you be thinking through, designing in response to some of the ideas raised.

The excerpts are located in the Resources folder on the Week 7 intro page on Stream

Additional office hours with Meg, Friday between 1-2.30pm. Sign here

Alternative Printing Bureaus 

 Riegers – Print and Copy
www.riegers.co.nz
04 473 1444
Address:Ground Floor, 35 Victoria Street

Fullstop
fullstop.co.nz/
Address: Ground Floor, 154 Victoria Street, Wellington 6011
Phone: 04-384 1234

Karori Print Shop
Address: 154 Karori Road, Karori, Wellington 6147
Phone: 04-260 1100

The Big Picture
thebigpic.co.nz
Address: 16 Fifeshire Ave, Te Aro, Wellington 6011
Phone: 04-384 2126

Garratt Print
www.garrattprint.com
Address: 9 Haining St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011
Phone: 04-384 6961

Prestige Print (1965)
www.prestigeprint.co.nz/
Address: 72 Abel Smith St, Te Aro, 6011
Phone: 04-802 5471

Rapid Copy
www.rapidcopy.co.nz
Address: 191 Thorndon Quay, Pipitea, Wellington 6011
Phone: 04-471 2537

CopyWrite
/www.copywrite.co.nz
Address: 73-75 Queens Drive, Lower Hutt 5010
Phone: 04-939 2679

Warehouse Stationary
www.warehousestationery.co.nz/print-photo/printing-services
Address: 160 Victoria St, Te Aro, Wellington 6011
Phone: 04-801 9152

Week 11

Monday:

  • Tile printing
  • Template update
  • Last group of drawings – site plan, plan, section, elevation x2, perspective x 3: discussion about what these are/how they work together to communicate your design.
  • Small group feedback + continue to work on your storyboards, assign these images/the information included in these to your final drawings (listed above).

Clinic 3-4pm Wednesday: formatting your poster and setting up for printing

Independent study for Thursday:
Fill out your poster template. This will have drawings on it that are not finished yet, that is ok! The purpose of doing this is for you to get an idea of where you are up to and what you need to do over the next week.

Print your last group of drawings – if these are not yet done, print a view from your model that indicate what the drawings will be.

Office hours with Meg available Tuesday and Wednesday this week. Sign up here

Printing update and final submission update!

We have decided that instead of requiring you to have your poster printed on A0 paper for Thursday week 12 you are able to tile print for the presentation instead. The new submission date for your printed A0 poster (a submission requirement) is the following Thursday, 3rd June. 

Key assessment dates, each of these components contributes to your overall grade and if not submitted would result in a reduction of grade.

Thursday 27th May: Poster presentation. A0 posters can be tile printed.

Monday 31st May: Reflection form, this will be made available from Thursday 27th May. Pdf of your Mural and a pdf of your poster submitted to Stream by 11.59pm.

Thursday 3rd June: By this date, printed version of your A0 poster handed in to the designated space in the Spatial studio 10b12b. 

Please note: if you are getting an extension for this project you will still need to tile print poster and present your work, wherever you are up on Thursday 27th May

Thursday:

  • Submission update
  • Referencing
  • Peer to peer feedback on drawings
  • Project proposals

Independent study for Monday:

  1. Continue to develop and refine your design and final drawings.
  2. Tile print your draft final A0 poster and project statement, pin up ready for 9am. We will be doing feedback and tweaks on these during the session. Remember to leave yourself plenty of time for printing and tiling your posters!

Week 12

Monday:

  • Project statement templates
  • Peer to peer feedback
  • 1 on 1’s

Thursday presentation info:

  • 3-4mins to talk about your project with 3-4mins feedback. Reminder that doing your presentation is also part of your assessment – so if you have an extension you will still need to present your work in progress.
  • We will begin at 9.15am. Please ensure your work is pinned up – the poster with the project statement printed and displayed side by side – and ready to go by then.

Independent study for Thursday:

  • Continue to refine and complete your design and project! 
  • Prepare for your presentation on Thursday.

Office hours with Meg – sign up here 

Last modified: May 24, 2021