Fiction in Architecture
Students will be introduced to the notion of representation in architecture. The seminar aims at offering a basic knowledge on the origins of architecture and landscape representation and how it developed into the realm of social and urban fiction. Students will get the opportunity to discover different moviemakers in film history by observing the relationship between architecture and fiction. The course will emphasize the notion of collective fiction including architecture as a structural component within a commonly shared narrative, influencing the real world.
The seminar aims at testing ways of creating a fiction in a small group based on a real site and a common topic. The representational means are an important part of this course. Students are developping both a methodology on creating narratives and their graphic and representational skills. This semester, the site will be located in Belval and has to be precisely chosen by the group. Urban and “wild” vegetation, animals, water and ground will be the focus of the narratives. The chosen topic should be put in relationship with past, existing and/or future developments on the site.
Next to the seminar sessions, invited guests are offering lectures on their personal body of work:
Aline Bouvy shows her recent work as a visual artist. Paul Lesch, film historian offers an insight into the architecture in Alfred Hitchcock’s movies. Frédéric Zeimet lectures on his practice as a scriptwriter and movie director, addressing the basics about scriptwriting and storytelling.