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authors Geiger, Jordan
year 2013
title An Adaptive Architecture for Refugee Urbanism: Sensing, Play, and Immigration Policy
source ACADIA 13: Adaptive Architecture [Proceedings of the 33rd Annual Conference of the Association for Computer Aided Design in Architecture (ACADIA) ISBN 978-1-926724-22-5] Cambridge 24-26 October, 2013), pp. 179-182
summary Now more than ever, architecture’s entanglement with human-computer interaction (HCI) is conditioned by a host of global forces: telecommunications networks and their infrastructures in satellites and subsea fiber-optic cables, but also international legal and financial mechanisms, climate events and other forces that amalgamate rapidly and recast the ways that the built environment responds. These affect the architecture and HCI of air travel, of agriculture, of high-speed trading and more. Further, they place the formation and experience of architecture in between scales; between the handheld device and the satellite. An adaptive architecture in this context is one that deploys familiar HCI protocols and technologies but reasserts the subjective figure and its space. The project currently in progress, Beau-Fleuve, is an attempt at such an adaptive architecture.Addressing the novel phenomenon that is “refugee urbanism”, this mobile play structure hosts immigrant and refugee youth, revisits some of the tracking that attended their global migration and mines wireless transcriptions of their recorded input. Data from those recordings subsequently build an online map to which participants can return and discover some of the invisible legal mechanisms that enabled their movements. The structure’s responsiveness is therefore conditioned socially and physically, but also legally.
keywords TOOLS and INTERFACES: human-computer interfaces
series ACADIA
type Normal Paper
email jordang@buffalo.edu
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