To Do for Week 2 Crit

To-do:

  1. Draw out all material findings (memory, implanting a false memory, personified Dungeness, Chenobyl)
  2. Decide on the programs in the nuclear power station and how they bridge with one another.
  3. Choreograph movements of the users in the nuclear power station.

To present on week 2:

  1. Archive vs memory – how memory doesn’t work as an archive.
  2. How memory is formed
  3. Properties of memory – how it is easily tampered
  4. How to implant a false memory to someone.
  5. What does Dungeness remember – personified Dungeness.
  6. Main programs//memories in the nuclear power station and how will it bridge with one another.
  7. Movements of users in nuclear power station during decommissioning process.
  8. The stigma on nuclear power station – unsafe; to counter these arguments. Chernobyl as a case study.

One thought on “To Do for Week 2 Crit

  1. How will you open the presentation? At the moment there is a lot of stuff about memory in there, and overturning expectations about how memory works. But how will you introduce this as your project? Where does the question of the archive begin? Will you introduce this as a conversation about the levels of change and stasis in Dungeness? (a landscape defined by change in its instability, but imagined to proceed with little change through the planning restrictions, etc)? And why is the nuclear power station your site for considering this? Perhaps a good way to begin is with something specific to Dungeness that introduces a conversation about memory and the proposal for an ‘archive’, and then onto the powerstation and why you are exploring these ideas through it.

    A couple of crits ago we talked about how the personified Dungeness had been useful in getting you to a certain point, but that maybe it was not necessary to proceed with. The discussion of how memories are actually formed, the proposal for architecture as hippocampus, and the resulting interpretation of an archive are really fascinating so make sure that this is all presented as informing the proposal, going beyond the analysis.

    Remember what we said about smartly presenting some of the sketch work if need be to work efficiently with time. Make sure that every point you make is presented to the critics in some way through work on the table. And don’t forget the memory drawings, find the right place for those in your discussion as these have proved quite provocative to people in having a discussion about memory and also suggesting a working method.

    Enjoy the presentation! Keep in control of the conversation to make sure that your core ideas get across.

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