DEMANDING PROPS AND TASKMAKING

I'm an architect from The Royal Danish Academy in Copenhagen and a performance maker and choreographer/performer from Goldsmiths University in London. I combine these two fields in my everyday practice in London, where I live and work.

An ongoing focus in my projects is how places and performances interact as an architectural space, in particular the performance space understood as an accessible space in the urban landscape. I am pursuing the design of ‘Demanding props’ and 'Task making' to provoke a certain spatial resistance by the design of particular places. Resistance that stimulates everyday human encounters and expands the idea of social performance.

The interaction of particular places and social performances describes my field of investigation combining the human behaviour with the urban environment in architecture. Human behaviour embraces all sorts of encounter from the formal pose to the spontaneous attitude. Furthermore, I use the urban environment as point of departure containing all scales from the minute devise to the mega landscape.

I'm currently developing the research project Attending Spaces, which aims to expand the architectural methodology with the critical approaches from movement performances. Movements will be used as a tool of spatial interaction between site and situations. Furthermore, movement performances can change the way we design from an intentional method that aims to materialize what the architect imagines to an ‘attending’ method where the architect responds directly to the physical environment and the complex social patterns within.

Contact:

elineyborg(at)gmail.com