December 16-22 | Storefront for Art and Architecture
Digital Revolution is a recently submitted entry by Tiago Barros and Ana Cravinho for the International Ideas Competition "Strategies for Public Occupation: A Call for ideas" which was organized by the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York City. The project will be in exhibition at the Storefront for Art and Architecture between December 16 and December 22, 2011.
The project searches for a new vision on the future of protests around the World. It recognizes protests as an essential and highly important method for people to demonstrate their opinions. On the other hand it also acknowledges its limitations, such as, the limit of people, conditions, danger, all of these associated with huge gatherings of people.
Composed of only 3 elements (name, text and a single image), the project Digital Revolution proposes a paradigm shift made possible by a virtual interface available for all who want to join a specific cause, regardless of their physical location. A 3D hologram of each participant would be projected in a specific plaza, in an infinite number. The entire World population joined for a cause and through the usage of a simple Internet connection.
In a World dominated by contagious individualism, where the digital media and social networking are considered the fifth power, where public demonstrations are unsafe and restricted: It is time to ACT!
Digital Revolution is a paradigm shift made possible by a virtual interface available for all who want to join a specific cause, regardless of their physical location. It's a powerful tool capable of joining individuals as different as a young boy from India to an old lady from Alaska. The entire World population together for a cause and through the usage of a simple internet connection.
The data would be collected by the interface and transmitted to a physical urban context. Each individual would be placed in a particular plaza through a 3D hologram that would be projected from the surrounding urban infrastructure. This system would also transmit sound and time slots for podium speeches, mimicking a typical rally.
Protesters on the other hand, would be comfortably and safely at home monitoring live statistics, news and achievements. Simultaneously they could be active by writing manifestos, blogs, sending emails, and sharing their ideals with the World. In the plaza, the cloned individual would have a presence. The otherwise limited physical space, would now become unlimited, reaching statistics beyond our imagination.
The media and social networking functioning together to achieve immediate and plausible results in an eco-friendly and accessible way.
Tiago Barros's work process has always been focused on a constant research and questioning of the modus operandi of living experiences. He searches for new multidisciplinary processes to question, reinvent and change the system addressing important contemporary and sustainable demands.
Tiago worked for nARCHITECTS in New York, USA as a project architect for the ABC Department Store Facades - Phase II - project in Beirut, Lebanon. He has worked with the Research and Development – Advanced Modeling team at Aedas Architects in London where he participated in various projects, such as, the Abu Dhabi Investment Council Headquarters in Abu Dhabi.
Tiago has worked as a Design Architect for Davis Brody Bond in New York. He was part of the World Trade Center Memorial Museum team. He has previously worked in Lisbon with Aires Mateus in projects such as the Park Hyatt hotel in Dublin and the Library and Central Archive in Lisbon.
Tiago holds a Master of Science in Advanced Architectural Design with Honors from the Graduate School of Architecture, Planning and Preservation at Columbia University in New York and a Bachelor of Architecture from Lusiada University in Lisbon. Tiago has been a visiting critic at the The Cooper Union and Pratt Institute, both in New York City.
For more information:http://www.tiagobarros.eu/ | email@example.com | +1 347 636 4922 | New York, USA
In 2007 Ana Cravinho founded SIA ARQUITECTURA together with two partners, a Lisbon based studio founded with the aim of creating a language that reflects their personal perspective on architecture. SIA's portfolio contains various works, such as, public buildings, family houses, tenement buildings, residential and commercial renovations. Currently SIA ARQUITECTURA's studio has established join ventures with architecture's offices such as Aires Mateus e Associados.
Ana Cravinho worked as Project Architect in Costa Lopes Arquitectos between 2008 and 2009 and Sousa Oliveira Arquitectura e Urbanismo between 2000 and 2008, where she participated in different projects, such as, the Library and Archive Center of Lisbon designed by the architects Manuel Aires Mateus and Alberto Sousa Oliveira. Ana has always worked as a freelancer between 2002 and 2008 designing housing projects.
Ana was a Teaching Assistant at the College of Architecture and Landscape Architecture (CALA) in 2001 at the University of Minnesota. Ana holds a Bachelor of Architecture from the Universidade Técnica de Lisboa, in Lisbon, Portugal.
For more information:www.sia-arquitectura.com | firstname.lastname@example.org | +351 96 70 70 760 | Lisbon, Portugal
Competition name: Strategies for Public Occupation: Call for IdeasCompetition website: http://www.storefrontnews.org/exhibitions_events/events?c=&p=&e=454Organizers: Storefront for Art and ArchitectureCompletition: November 2011Design Team: Tiago Barros & Ana Cravinho (Design Architects), Marisa Marques (Post-Production)Location: Anywhere in the WorldExhibition: December 17-22, 2011 at the Storefront for Art and Achitecture, New York City, USA
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