The End of Sitting is social because it invites us to a negotiation of context; it makes us reconsider our routine behaviours and makes us ask “What is it that we are up to here?” It is design because in the negotiation it offers us new perspectives
For the NDSM project we initially started a think tank inviting a diverse group such as developers, architects, artists, squatters. We came together and started to think of alternative development strategies for cities.
Style, then, rather than pertaining to something external to a building, manifests itself as the cluster of affects which make up that building and which determine how people experience it − both aesthetically and in their everyday activities.
For us, making models is to continue the tradition of making things with your hands. We also like to solve issues three-dimensionally and work directly with different materials and textures. We like building things slowly, layer by layer.
Using unstable media the multi-talented group members have truly become masters of the unexpected.
Today’s increased complexity and entropy requires different spaces, organised around collaboration, co-learning, and synthesis. Insulated disciplinary typologies can be replaced by loose frameworks, compartmentalising to parts while remaining linked to a whole.