WORKSHOPS

NOMADIC TEXTILE

TEXTILE WORKSHOP

Curators: Asel Yeszhanova, Zoryana Martyniuk

During five days of the workshop we have experimented with the materials — from textiles to plastic and foil. We studied how fabrics with different structure, density, texture, can interact, complement each other and change their behavior.


Together with Zoryana and a team of cool, open-minded and bright participants, we made giant curtains for the Parasolka workshop. The plastic net become something like a canvas, on which the endless strips of textile (and not only) created images — lines, ornaments, storylines. There are different ideas on each of the six canvases: a surface emerged exclusively from transparent stripes, a traditional Hutsul motif interlacing with cosmic silver ribbons, patterns made of only warm or only cold tones.


Without knowing it, we came up with a story of freely wandering materials on the grid. By the way, all used fabrics is found at the second hand shops. We tried to give a second life to the pieces in a space, which also used to serve for other purposes.


Together with the participants of the workshop we have interlaced into our works tenderness, friendship, solidarity, respect for the history of the place. Let the ideas, materials, and people roam, exchange experiences, create new stories, connections, traditions and itineraries.

DESIGN OF PUBLIC PRODUCT

LAKE FURNITURE

Curators: Dmytro Isaiev, Taras Pastuschuk

Within the framework of City Scanning Sessions Festival, there was a two-day workshop:  “Design of the common product”. Participants of the workshop designed infrastructural objects for exhibition around the Lake with the Swan. All objects are made of concrete and are resistant to adverse weather conditions, vandal-proof and will serve for a long time.

 

All objects are experimental and are exhibited temporarily. Our team has developed feedback and comments collecting system. If it becomes clear that some of the objects are inappropriate, they will be removed. Objects that receive positive feedback from the community will be produced in larger amount.

To see all the works of the workshop, please, take a walk around the lake and take a look at all of the objects.

 • GAME-ACTION

Author: Olena Babko

The game. Game is older than humanity itself, and can also be found in the wild life. It has accompanied humanity during the long evolutionary path and was one of the driving forces of this progress. It develops new skills and ways of thinking, improves coordination, teaches  quick decision making and flexibility for environment conditions changes, strengthens strategic thinking, and encourages team-player skills. These are some of the essential components of modern-day life, aren’t they?

This project aims at gathering people around The Game. It tends to urge users of the space to interact and communicate. Absolute strangers can also be involved in The Game.

Bright colors of The Game prompt participation. They are the invitation for action. Dare to come closer, and you will not be able to stop!

The absence of rules and restrictions is essential to The Game. Each potential player is free in their aspirations and fantasies: small train, castle or bridge, tower or hobbit-hole, fortifications or friendly mushrooms-like houses… Feel free to create your own worlds.

Features:

  • It’s cosy and comfortable to cook food on an open fire.

  • Big company or two families at a time can make barbecue on the grill

  • These places give an opportunity to extend one’s social circle

  • It’s undesirable to make fire under the trees, so the grill will be set in an open plot.

  • The grill is vandal-free, so it will serve for a longer time.

• “BABY OX” Grill

Authors: Andrij Majhutiak, Andrij Zanyk, Julia

Slyusar, Roman Petriv

• ROLLINGTON

Authors: Stanislav Krul, Boris Yaskevich

What makes people different from other creatures is the ability to make a chair. What makes a person civilized  is the ability to make a chair with a backrest.

This contraption aims at resolving the problem of missing backrests from spontaneous constructions for outdoor seating and reveals various functions: laying, tableful, and it can even be used as a grill.

Rollington is a modular element of specific shape, which can be rolled, pulled and put together in any possible way, depending on your strength and imagination.

And that is not nearly all that can be constructed with the rollingtons:

Couch        

Bench    

Lounge    

Throne of the sinister ruler   

Dinner for two             

Ceremonial altar           

Picnic with grill

Lounge for King            

One of the most precious places of the lake is the pier. Focusing on this location, we set a goal to add communication opportunities among  the shores.

Construction of a loudspeaker is a conditional “bridge” for communication. “Sound bridge” gives an opportunity to unite the opposite shores and create a specific atmosphere for a big company.

Optionally, this construction can be used for listening to your preferred music. The shape has a slot for mobile phones, which intensifies the volume of the phone speakers.

• SOUND BRIDGE

Authors: Misha Veklin, Marjana Baran

• BENCH NOT A BENCH

Authors: Bohdan Serediak, Sonia Bram

This project is about sensory perception by the lake. We invite the visitors to special places around the lake, where one can experience the nature.

From the slope shadows of such places, you can see a scenery of the lake with looming branches and enjoy the sunset in the summer. Ergonomically shaped seats, formed by curves of the body, invites you to take a seat. Their smoothness and comfort help one focus on their thoughts and contemplation of the nature around.

Visitor has an opportunity to redefine oneself in the space and to see the new beauty – wild and virgin

SCORY PROMU/SCORES OF PROM

Curators : Dasha Tsapenko, Nazar Gresko

• SPATIAL EXERCISES

Day 1. Garden:

 
 
 
 

The anchor points of the workshop:
• Familiarize with the concept of a “score”

• Apply “score” as a filter to perceive, study and explore the environment, as well as use it as a method for creating new ones.
• Familiarize oneself with the notion of “score” through examples of art, architecture, choreography & related disciplines - medicine, criminology, etc.
• Learn to use a “ score” as a research tool and environmental notation.
• To comprehend an object, a building, a city in the form of “score” as well as activate this score.
• Use the (infra)structure PromPrylad and its elements/environments to create new “scores” to reveal the potential of PromPrylad’s construction of as well as its mutually defined spatial relationship with the human body.
• Learn/feel how to explore the surrounding inner and outer space through the
body and fix it in the form of a scheme-score.

A set of collective dynamic exercises based on the principals of Planetary Dance by Anna Halprin, Hasai Aliev’s synchrogymnastics and the configuration of the Garden’s orders: symmetry and axis.

THE NEXT STOP

KIDS ARCHITECTURE SCHOOL

Curators: Bohdan Volynskiy,

Volodymyr Ponomarenko

Workshop “The Next Stop” — is a search of a new vision in designing and of an architect's role in a context of working with district around Promprylad.Renovation. Modern challenge of the occupation — is working with processes instead of working with spaces. We decided to accept it with participants of 8 to 12 years old. Another fundamental principle of our method is love and acceptance of the district environment. Instead of seeking for physical changes, we decided to focus on changing or elaborating scenarios prompted by spatial conditions. The children's participation in this workshop first of all had educational purposes. But also the engagement of children, who live in the district being investigated, gave us a chance to make more deliberated assumptions and spread the results of the research among the neighbourhood.

• COURTYARD WITH THREE DEBRIS OF CONCRETE: Terrace

In one of the courtyards we found a small site covered with rocks.It was situated in front of the house windows, but, obviously, it couldn’t be used as a playground. We have decided, that it recalls a beach and can be used as a terrace with sunbeds and tables, where you can enjoy the sunny days. Wooden constructions of deck chairs are pretty easy and cheap, so that they could be produced by local residents.

• BASKETBALL COURT:

Exhibition space

Basketball court by the lake has 8 basketball racks, but only 3 of them have basketball hoops on it. Other 5 boards we suggested to use for project exhibitions. Boards

1,2 m x 1,8 m are suitable for large scale art pieces, which are comfortable to observe from long distances. Court is located on the transit pass inside of the district, so it would be noticeable for local audience. It could serve as a “small gallery” for a larger exhibition center, which is located nearby. For example, in Promprylad.Renovation.

• ELECTRON: Gym

We held a low flex class in an abandoned sport hall “Electron”. Architecture of the building is qualitative, it has enough space and light, but is in neglected state: there is a lot of garbage and dirt, windows are broken, etc. Main bearing constructions are not damaged and cleaning with the help of volunteers from the neighbourhood can give an opportunity to use this building for sport events.

• UPPER GROUND: Observation deck

Lake inside of the district has become a subject for studying during numerous events. In addition to two most popular grounds on both sides of the shores we have also found a small site on the way to the lake under tree branches with the view on the lower sites. There are no places for sitting, but this space is comfortable to rest, and it extends the area of public spaces around the lake.

• SITE BY THE LAKE AND THE LAKE: Fair

Concrete skirting of one of the sites by the lake is being used as a bench by many visitors. But the opposite shore is more popular because of the shadow from the trees, grass and bigger area. Barbecues are traditionally held there. We suggest to use the concrete skirting of the first site for holding fairs and spontaneous trade.

• SAKHAROVA STREET LANE: Step Treadmill

To block the driveway to the house local residents have set up four rectangular rocks by the entrance. People enjoying morning workout could use these rocks for step-aerobics trainings, so we printed out some examples of the exercises and put them on the bulletin board.

• GROUND WITH THE MANHOLE ON KONOVALTSYA ST.: Stage

Near the new residential building on Konovaltsya street there is an entrance to underground parking. Manhole aligned with the ground level in this slope creates a small fenced site. There is a curb right in front it. Such layout works as a stage with seating places. As we shot the videos some local children have joined us to watch the performance.

• ABANDONED SWING: Sleeping place

We suggested to set a bat-like sleeping place using the abandoned swing in one of the courtyards. We used sleeping bag fastened with belts as a cocoon for sleeping. Although the idea was a bit absurd, children were extremely excited during the experiment. So you can imagine, that despite of the challenges, it could have been a very popular site.

• GARAGE WITH THE SLOPE: Cinema

Rough terrain and high ground floor create a space recalling an amphitheater around the entrance to the garage in one of the local buildings. We haven’t seen anyone using this driveway, so we decided to project a movie on garage doors. Owner of the shoes repairing office has kindly allowed us to plug in the extension cord. We created some seats using yoga mats. Residents of the house joined us to watch a part of the film on their way home. Watching films altogether could have become a nice local tradition.

• Day 2. Stairs:

A set of collective dynamic exercises aiming to reveal the spatial relationship of the moving body to the architectural configuration of the staircase (height, length, width etc) as well as it’s orders: transformation and rhythm.

• Day 3. Сorridor, Assembly hall:

A set of individual and paired exercises exploring the transformation and hierarchy of the corridor as well as rhythm and datum of the assembly hall.

 

RE:VALUE

PROCESSING OF BUILDING MATERIALS

Curators : Susanne Dethlefsen,

Carola Stabauer

Within this workshop, participants sought innovative approaches and concepts that utilize the specific potential of reusing building materials in a given, real-world context. In a collaborative experiment, we collected, designed, and reused the components of the Promprylad factory building for the open workshop "MANUFUTURING".

• TEAM 1:

Margaret Hohun, Iryna Demianiuk, Rostyslav Sorokovyi, Marta Buriak

Architects from Lviv and Kyiv were experimenting with materials and constructions, which they found on Promprylad factory.

Using the workshops' findings, the team has presented a few projects: shelving made of lampshades, which can be transformed for different heights and usages, plates made of metal shavings, an equalizer,  and a transformable table made of glass circles and metal cuttings.

• TEAM 2:

Mykhailo Оbrizkiv, Anna Pashynska, Andriy Maygutyak, Anastasiia Lisna

Architects discovered a new application for the elements of old factory lamps. It resulted in the construction of a sunblind partition: triangle shaped with metal wires and regulating plates. Construction can be used for space zoning, and as a jalousie.

The team has also presented a lamp made of metal pipe, which was found at the factory.

• TEAM 3:

Svitlana Piatkivska, Yulia Slyusar, Pavlo Brusov, Roman Pietriv

A team of student designers has constructed a floor-lamp made of the elements of old equipment and materials from the factory. Also designers made use of blocks of glass and mounted the lighting inside. Construction can simultaneously be used as a partition and as an extra source of light.

• TEAM 4:

Myroniuk Nataliia, Andriy Zanyk, Olexandr Khabailiuk, Mariana Baran, Taras Pastuschuk

The Team was experimenting with modular elements. Participants have set a goal to investigate the characters and features of the material and to find a new appliance of the flat plywood panels. The collaboration resulted in the creation of multifunctional construction, which can be used as a blind partition, a mat for sitting/laying outdoors or an improvised trash bin or table with the help of different bindings.

 

SOUNDSCAPING

SOUND LANDSCAPE OF THE CITY AS A PART OF URBAN EXPERIENCE 

Curator : Anna Khvyl

The three-day workshop is an attempt to recreate the acoustic environment of the "Promprylad" plant and its hoods in a musical language. A team of seven participants and one curator investigated the space, focusing on information obtained through hearing. Taking time to develop listening skills and reflections on interpreting our consciousness of sounds, we moved on to field audio. The workshop resulted in three compositions written by participants based on the materials collected.

• NO ONE WAS LOST

Authors: Dzvinka Pinchuk, Nazariy Zanoz

Concept: This recording originated from sounds, touches, and sensations. Carefully collected and extracted from pipes, tiles, pistons, hooks, leaves, and children, they represent how Ivano-Frankivsk is heard here and now. Upon hearing, you realize that to hear others, you must first hear yourself. Not to be lost among all this acoustic lace of the city. No wonder our "Promprylad" guide, a strict security guard (let's say) Vasyl, lead out a group of inquisitive soundscaping amateurs from the dark resonant corridors softly but slightly mockingly asked, "Well, no one was lost?".

• PROM BREATH

Authors: Diana Chefranova, Maria Korobko

Concept: This composition is the way through the factory. It may seem that the production sounds are monotonous and repetitive. But as you walk from one workshop to another, you can feel the variety of rhythms and themes that add up to a long history with many characters. Our goal was to expose them and the interaction of workshops and processes.

• PLINKNOIZE

Authors: Andriy Mykytyuk, Bogdan Boyko, Yaroslav Davydyuk

Concept: The basis of this composition is the contrast between natural and industrial, each of which is characterized by rhythm.

 

SUMMER SCHOOL OF UNIVERSAL DESIGN

Curators : Olena Ivanova, Marina Lebed, Evheniy Svet

The philosophy of universal design, or "design for all", is the idea of creating an environment, items, and services that would be comfortable for the widest range of people without further adaptation. Universal design is the design of all things which pay attention to the human and needs of everyone.

During this workshop, participants explored the "Open Workshop" - space created during the festival, "Promprylad" Plant and the bus stops nearby. After what they created a proposal to improve accessibility.

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