Recently, the government of Rio de Janeiro implemented a policy of urban redevelopment that recognises the importance of providing space for the local creative economy of the Samba Schools within the Port of Rio de Janeiro, after having ignored their incorporation within the Porto de Maravilha Waterfront Regeneration Project. Using this new incorporation strategy as our impetus, the Rio de Janeiro Visiting School will work directly with this initiative and aim to broaden its scope and accessibility in an attempt to foster a diverse public space for the Cidade de Samba (Samba City) infrastructure, a large warehouse complex built by the city for the top Samba Schools in the Port of Rio, which currently has no connection to the waterfront cruise-terminal tourist infrastructure, nor any type of amenities for the general public.
Photo: Liliane Calegari and Lucas de Sordi
AA Rio de Janeiro Visiting School
30 março a 07 abril 2012
Barracão Escola de Carnaval – Santo Cristo, região portuária do Rio de Janeiro
A segunda fase da série de workshops Supple Pavilion irá focar no desenvolvimento e fabricação 1:1 de uma série de pavilhões interativos e dispositivos relacionados a eles. Esses elementos reagirão a sensores, gerando variados efeitos espaciais de acordo com um loop entre comportamento sócio-ambiental e resposta em tempo real. Para responder a esses parâmetros, os projetos serão desenvolvidos usando modelagem paramétrica, Processing, Arduino e fabricação digital, através de CNC e Laser Cutter. Os participantes poderão desenvolver projetos novos e/ou trabalhar na evolução do Supple Pavilion projetado no Workshop 1.
Workshop 2: 30 March – 7 April 2012
Pimpolhos da Grande Rio Escola de Samba
Rio de Janeiro
The second stage of the Supple Pavilions workshop series will focus on the development and 1:1 fabrication of a network of interactive pavilions and related artifices. These elements will react to sensors, creating a range of different lighting and spatial effects that will trigger further movement and produce a feedback loop of behaviour and response. To accommodate this responsiveness, the design will be developed using parametric associative modeling, processing, arduino, and digital fabrication using the CNC and Laser Cutters. Students can both develop completely new designs, and/or work on the evolution of the Workshop 1 Supple Pavilion project.
Allegoric Molding at Cubango
2011 BARRACÕES DE SAMBA – PORTO DO RIO
AA Rio de Janeiro Design Workshop
5- 14 April 2011
Complementing the venues associated with Rio de Janeiro’s annual Carnival, 2014 World Cup and 2016 Olympic Games, this workshop will explore alternative, informal and grass-roots sports and cultural programmes as a way of transforming precarious urban environments and communities and help guarantee a community legacy for these global events. The 10-day workshop will promote a design philosophy that mediates between global and local sensibilities, between formal and informal economies, and between high-tech and low-tech fabrication processes. In contrast to imported and pre-fabricated end-products, it will employ a hybrid methodology, using raw goods (matéria prima) and other found-objects (inspired by the work of artist Ernesto Neto and the Campana Brothers), yet evolving these projects with novel computational-design and fabrication techniques that emphasise the introduction of component-based logics.