What: Workshops (Student Projects)
Where: The Scandinavian Design College (DSD)
When: Spring 2009
El-Dubai on the Water (Mars Attacks, Part I):
Two days introduction workshop at the beginning of the semester.
The Great Emir of Dubai - better known as Al-Múli Manh Kanfin de Udaf - has bought a piece of land … or rather piece of sea in the Persian Gulf and is about to build a new Atlantis on an island in the sea. Moreover, he obviously needs help and it is now your (the students) job to come up with a great proposal for this new settlement.
When Mars Attacks… (Mars Attacks, Part II):
How often do you get to trash your students work..? well, hardly ever, but this time we sure did, and we even had a great time doing so… And hey its all part of the narrative..!
Oh no … just as the new Arab Al-Atlantis is finished, it is invaded by previously unknown creatures from outer space - more specifically planet Arkîparasitês.
These new aliens are attacking and killing the inhabitants of the city all the while they build new parasite-like structures on top of Al-Atlantis existing skyline.
Fortunately, Al Múli-Manh, His Court and a small part of Al-Atlantis’s residents are able to flee into the mainland, where they immediately start combating the Arkiparasites and establish the new resistance, the Al-Atlantis Brigades.
We Are of to Save the World (Mars Attacks, Part III):
In the final week of the workshop, we changed the scale of the model, and used it as backdrop for individual projects.
The resistance is over and the Al-Atlantis Brigades has prevailed. But alas, at what price. Not only did the Great Emir - and Al-Atlantis creater - Al Múli-Manh die in the heroic final attack when he single-handedly flew his jetfighter into the nuclear reactor of the arki-parasites mothership .
But the majority of the world’s population is either killed or severely weakened by the ice-cold nuclear winter, which has subsequently fallen over the world.
300 years after the heroic victory in the fight for freedom, a group of descendants of Al Múli-Manh and his court, are returning back to the sad remnants of Al-Atlantis and begins the rebuilding of the once magnificent city on the ruins of the old structures.
Unfortunately, the intense nuclear fallout of the postwar years, has dramatically changed humanity’s DNA, so a person today is twenty times larger than in Al Múli-Manh and his court’s time.
Now it is your (the students) task to create the new Al-Atlantis … in 1:50
Lighting Design Workshop:
An open process workshop, made in coorporation with Sebastian Kjersen, Swedish Designer
Admission Test for the Danish Schools of Architecture:
The admission test consisted of two parts.
In the first part you should observe an existing, defined space in the city, countryside or on the water, where special events take place.
In the second part of the task you should add an - abstract - architectural addition to the site that promotes and adds something to the selected location.
Task constraints were that each half of the task should be limited to an A3 sheet and that you could only use pencil and max. two pieces of colored chalk in your drawings.
Out of the 25 who sent in, 24 went on to the final two-day admission test.
A interdisciplinary workshop, together with Fashion and Graphic Design.
The workshop brief was simple; random groups, random sites and permission to do whatever you’d like… in cardboard