Unit 2 – Backroom Bauprobe

Ingrid Schroeder & Julika Gittner

The architecture of the city is commonly understood as a backdrop to our lived experience. This unit designs the city as a stage set that is instrumental to the stories that unfold through and around it. Imagined stories from recorded snippets of London’s hidden narratives are constructed and these fictions are exposed to the city as a means of revealing a set of distilled urban situations. The project will take the form of a number of 1:1 mock-up constructions that will be placed in public spaces in London. The pieces become the portable and temporary settings for the public re-enactment of our narratives in the city.

Unit 2 Group Photo

Unit 2 Brief – Backroom Bauprobe

Unit 2 discuss the city as a stage-set


Initial Study model


Making sketch models to understand scales at which to explore the city


Sketch model


Spatial installation in the city


Walking through a cloth tunnel


Framing the city


Working with video to capture the city interventions


Kit brings his desktop into the unit space


Dima, Alja, Eman, Fernando and Abel gather round to discuss ideas with Julika


Proposals for the city


Unit 2 preparing to install their proposals in the city

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