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THE IMPOSSIBLE NECESSETY
                       project 1: mapping the edge




    “May Contain Nudity”
      - a persona...
MICRO SCALE: t h e fra c tu re




                             THE LEG FRACTURE

                             •	 a broken...
MACRO SCALE: t h e h o s p i t a l o f B e r ge n




                      HAUKELAND HOSPITAL

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SCALE: t he rel at i o n s b e twe e n p a ti e n t & a h o s p i t a l




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SCALE: t he rel at i o n s b e twe e n p a ti e n t & h o s p i t a l




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SCALE: t he rel at i o n s b e twe e n p a ti e n t & s o ci a l n e two r k

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THE EDGE I: bo rd e r l i n e o f p a ra l i z a ti o n & fu n c ti o n




 PRIMO PROJECT




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THE EDGE II: bo rd e r l i n e o f c o n s c i o u s n e s s




 PRIMO PROJECT




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THE EDGE III: borderline of unconfortable choices




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MAPPING t h e m i n d s c a p e




                                                   Comfort




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     A LIMINAL PHASE




Liminal                                /     l     i     m      i        n   æ   l      /




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LOGO of liminality




           A SCAR

           •	   symbol of a transitional period
           •	   manifistating	su...
THE EDGE: a map of the liminal phase
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The Edge

  1. 1. THE IMPOSSIBLE NECESSETY project 1: mapping the edge “May Contain Nudity” - a personal story on the edge of an accident - Benjamin Barth, BAS 2009
  2. 2. MICRO SCALE: t h e fra c tu re THE LEG FRACTURE • a broken linear • a physical edge, where my body has surrendered • consequences `a trillion times´ its physical size • torsion fracture - bone twisted apart • fracture runs like a spiral on the bone’s long axis process
  3. 3. MACRO SCALE: t h e h o s p i t a l o f B e r ge n HAUKELAND HOSPITAL • micro cosmos of Bergen a house of birth, death & all kinds of illnesses in a lifespan • biggest hospital in Norway • 10 000 visitors per day • the single largest employer in Bergen • built on the ideals of modernism (effectiveness) • an architectural responce for a series of functions • a system designed to make itself `invisible´ in society
  4. 4. SCALE: t he rel at i o n s b e twe e n p a ti e n t & a h o s p i t a l ? WHERE IS MY `EDGE´ Somewhere in between the fracture & the hospital, & within the boundries of • physical limitations (beeing paralyzed) • social relations (letting go of personal control) AT THE HOSPITAL • Surroundings adapted to immobility • Needs are provided by doctors & nurses `Bar-coded´
  5. 5. SCALE: t he rel at i o n s b e twe e n p a ti e n t & h o s p i t a l s ne ici d me r se s , po r t e r s & s, nu tor c do ol nt co l na o rs s pe nd ie fr & ily am f by its is lv na atio occ LIFE AT THE HOSPITAL • Organized surroundings adapted to immobility • Basic needs are provided by doctors & nurses • Regurarely prepared meals • Scheduled routines (e.g. medicines every 6th hour)
  6. 6. SCALE: t he rel at i o n s b e twe e n p a ti e n t & s o ci a l n e two r k s o c i a l n e t wo r k from elp h & e tiv a iti in ic ad or sp l nto co t& en gm na a m l a n so r pe LIFE AT HOME • Surroundings NOT adapted to immobility • Needs are provided either by struggle or help from others • Social network make out sporadic interventions, like friends taking turn in prepaing meals • Series of accidental happenings, dependent on different social relations • Each day different to each other (hence, many positive experiences despite lack of control...)
  7. 7. THE EDGE I: bo rd e r l i n e o f p a ra l i z a ti o n & fu n c ti o n PRIMO PROJECT MEDIO PROJECT ULTIMO PROJECT HOW TO GET WELL? - FIRST PERSONAL PROBLEM: • wanting to get well fast = struggeling • actively to move out of the (unpleasant) paralyzed state • actions based on static parameters (stubborness/willf/feeling of control)
  8. 8. THE EDGE II: bo rd e r l i n e o f c o n s c i o u s n e s s PRIMO PROJECT MEDIO PROJECT ULTIMO PROJECT HOW TO GET WELL? - SECOND PERSONAL PROBLEM: • lack of control is not necessarely a negative thing... • is it possible to return to the previous state for further studies? (e.g. go back to hospital after getting well) • situation in flux • new examinations of the personal consciousness
  9. 9. THE EDGE III: borderline of unconfortable choices `l i ne f su o r re nder´ PRIMO PROJECT MEDIO PROJECT ULTIMO PROJECT HOW TO GET WELL? - FINAL PERSPECTIVE: • I find that accidental situations lead to new, interesting perspectives • as the `the line of surrender´ changes, I progressively learn more about myself & my surroundings • level of comfort is proportional opposite with loosing control (!) • the more I trust the uncontrolled, my body rests more & recovers faster • my personal edge is the the `line of surrender´
  10. 10. MAPPING t h e m i n d s c a p e Comfort Discomfort THE `LINE OF SURRENDER´: • mapping degree of comfort/discomfort of all personal choices for one week (inner circle), in juxtaposition to outcome (outer circle)
  11. 11. “ A LIMINAL PHASE Liminal / l i m i n æ l / 1. Of, or relating to a transitional or initial stage of a process 2. Occupying a position at, or on both sides of, a boundry or threshold `Liminality´ may also characterize the result of a personal crisis: • A psychological, neurological, or metaphysical subjective, conscious state of being on the “threshold” of or between two different existential planes • A rite of passage that marks a change in a person’s social status • Characterized by ambiguity, openness, and indeterminacy • One’s sense of identity dissolves to some extent, bringing about disorientation • Normal limits to thought, self-understanding, and behavior are relaxed - a situation which can lead to new perspectives
  12. 12. LOGO of liminality A SCAR • symbol of a transitional period • manifistating sudden experiences (not planned) • may represent new ideas other than the obvious • may also apply for architecture & urbanism
  13. 13. THE EDGE: a map of the liminal phase

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