We asked submitters to consider:
Construction materials and methods have been a key factor in the progression of architectural ideas and physical manifestations. As contemporary designers, we have the responsibility to reflect on the past and the future of materials. How can the passage of time shape materials into new forms and what is the consequence of this passage in design?
Migration and movement can shape both objects and spaces impacted by transition. Some spaces may house transience while others are characterized by their own migration. How can environments subject to the ebb and flow of populations or climatic conditions become more adaptive? How can designs capable of individual movement adapt to new settings? How can functional augmentation act as a catalyst for a nomadic existence? Consider the motives of large scale migrations, such as refugees. How can objects or space be used as a design solution?
Spaces which serve to fill brief or passing needs can remain as a residual artifact, imprint, footprint or physical memory of past events. How can places characterized by the past tense remain meaningful in the aftermath of a bygone affair? How can abandoned places be reinvented to serve new objectives? How can deconstruction celebrate the life of an entity?
In a deepening of the understanding of movement and its’ effects on design, this edition of [trans-]journal, titled [trans-]ient, looks to examine the the consequences of the passage of time and place on the way the way we live and interact with the designed world.
“No permanence is ours; we are a wave that flows to fit whatever form it finds” ~Herman Hesse