Spatial Production in Relation


This clearly extends from the immediate physical reality of objects or structures used in the project (such as a stage, a set of tables and chairs, a mobile kitchen or workshop, etc) and includes the social processes which evolve through the use of spatial settings that exist already (eg meeting rooms, offices, playgrounds, hanging out spots) and such which are introduced through the project (such as public events, workshops, open meetings, communication structures, etc).
The spatial production can’t be understood as one linear process, but as a conglomeration of socio-spatial aspects which over time generate the particular spatial quality of the project, including different levels of randomness and intentionality. The space is produced collectively but not necessarily communally, and includes different notions of authorship and ownership. . .
… The extended field of such practices seems best represented through an extended terminology, which combines static terms with other attributes, in order to tie multiple aspects together. ‘Extension’ is an architectural term and typology. To use it to describe not only a physical but also a programmatic and conceptual extension seems to capture what many relational practices do. . .
… I like to think that one possibility is that architects can be involved in developing ‘geometries’ or built forms that can respond and be generated through the actual complex socio-spatial realities of the everyday. Not necessarily by designi