students from the AA school of architecture’s 2016 summer program, ‘memory devices’, present a range of concepts that explore interactive and responsive qualities in public spaces. east london district hackney wick was selected as catalyst, serving as a source for reconstructing memories — personal or collective — which resulted in 1:1 physical pieces oriented around the chosen location.

© AA school of architecture

© AA school of architecture

relationships and issues surrounding memory and place are given the stage, with each student project representing a narrative defined by connotative artifacts. each form seeks to challenge the essence of time, and propose new spatial forms that trigger emotions of viewers. as unforeseen conditions are created, do relationships between space and inhabitants change as well? the 2016 AA school of architecture summer program was led by architect vikrant tike and industrial designer onur ozkaya. special thanks are extended to natasha sandmeier (program director) and miruna mazilu (coordinator).

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