Structure Party, 2018
This research began by understanding the measurements of various social situations. One person standing occupies about a 1.5' radius. Two close friends talking will require 3'. A group having a discussion can expand upwards of 5'. The columns were built from these specifications.
In this installation the normally impassable built environment is rendered in draped fabric, allowing for play and inhabitation. It is at once a personification of weight bearing structural elements and an investigation into social spaces.
A juxtaposition of the members that hold a building and the members that hold a conversation.
Visitors were invited to wander/wonder, grab some snacks, maybe meet somebody new.
Others in Spatial Experiments
Mapping personal spaces
(handshake/ hug/ conversation), see "Mapping personal space is fun!" below