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.

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 • 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.

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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.

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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.