Conventional Architecture constraints social life and perpetuates status quo.
Social networks expand our social lives and nourish collective consciousness.
Can social networks generate a truly social architecture? Can architecture live and evolve with our relationships and aspirations? Could Social Architecture challenge status quo, expand our social lives and embody global consciousness ?
Since a few years, Cesar Harada has been experimenting with physical social networks made of real people and ropes. Separately Harada has been experimenting with social medias and super light-weight ephemeral structures. At the TED Fellow retreat Cesar is inviting all the fellows to collectively built a large structure made of simple plastic tubes and paper emerging from physical social networks. This experiment, first of it's kind, is at the intersection of dance, sculpture, architecture, qualitative / quantitative social science and philosophy of science.
How can we re-invent the off-line world taking the best of the on-line world? How do we fully integrate these 2 experiences and multiply the power of collaboration and play? Quoting Albert Einstein "Play is the highest form of research." We are temporarily dissolving social boundaries by working together building a space of play where the entire surface of the structure will become a giant brainstorming board, supporting expressions of creativity and shared intelligent emotions.
The TED fellows are world changing individuals that are all participating to general civilisation progress in their respective fields. But what's even more powerful is when these innovators explore together unchartered territories for the benefit of humanity. We need to make sure they all meet in an extendable space of play, intimacy that fosters creativity and collaboration.
The event will be photographed, shared on facebook and tagged to make sure the newly created connections extend after the event thanks to this unique experience they have in common.
Also this is a real scientific experiment with a large community of extreme specimen :) We have some of the world greatest artists, scientists, inventors in the best years of their lives wanting to communicate, express and share. The whole event / structure is going to be at their image as we are building an icon and home for our community.
The 3 minutes presentation will be a call to participate this experiment.
Build : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Xl6O2S3HkoA
Visit : http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zPDFiZGKbHw
This slideshow : http://www.cesarharada.com/social-architecture-proposal-for-ted-fellows-retreat/
Read more : http://www.cesarharada.com/social-geometry-architecture-of-play/
Social Network growth programming : http://www.cesarharada.com/network-growth-programming/