How do the environMENTS WITHin WHICH We're designing influence what WE Design?

Physical Training is not your average workout, nor is it your average workshop! It's a 3-day mind-body-space mash-up designed to: tune up perceptual affordances so that individuals can tune out of habitual patterns and tune in to a heightened environmental awareness. This series of 'exercises' taps into the tacit in order to expose latent beliefs and biases. As a result, individuals embody an increased capacity to critically confront the present—rendering it as one possibility, amongst many.

This particular Physical Training workshop was designed for an interdisciplinary group of undergraduates enrolled Displaying Sustainable Buildings—a studio dedicated to investigating the culpabilities and capacities of architecture to cultivate sustainable° practices and systems.


Physical Training: Tune Up, Tune Out, Tune In. Parsons The New School for Design. New York, NY, 2012. Designed by Kiersten Nash and co-facilitated with Rachel Lehrer, Doug Balder, and Nelson Lo. Photos courtesy of Jayson Rupert.


DAY ONE

Welcome
Spatial Guidelines

Warm-Up
Dual Actions

Tune Up, Tune Out + Tune In
How might we…

Exercises
Spatial Orientation
Ideation
Polarity Mapping
Sorting & Selecting
Co-Creation
Scripting
Sorting & Selecting


DAY TWO

Exercises
Physiological Mapping
Site Seen
Site [Un]Seen
In The Wild


DAY THREE

Exercises
From Framework
To Storyboard
Staying Tuned...


 



well beyond what's happening
in the industry.
..

Doug Balder
Co-Facilitator & Project Director,
Ralph Appelbaum Associates