Hypertextiles: Crafting and Manual Computation of Tactile Experiences Intensive Workshop
Venue｜ 8F, Building A, Shih Chien University
實踐大學 建築設計學系 跨年級工作營
poster design by 曾郁翔
Ercument Gorgul is multiple award winning educator, designer and technologist. As the only non-Chinese foreign faculty member of Tongji University Architecture School he is instrumental on elevating the education quality and teaching innovation as well as international graduate school acceptance rates of the school. Among his studies at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design (GSD) and MIT Media Lab, Ercu held positions as research associate and teaching assistant where he was the member of the team
receiving Provost Grant for Innovation in Instructional Technology among other achievements.
Ercu was the director of 2009 experimental summer program in architecture at the University of Hong Kong (HKU); Director of the 2013 summer intensive workshop program in computational crafts at the Shih Chien University in Taipei and regional coordinator 2014
Shanghai Global Summer School for Institute for Advanced Architecture of Catalonia (IaaC). His numerous teaching appointments include Tsinghua University in Beijing, HKU's Shanghai Centre and London-based Architectural Association's (AA) Global Schools in China. His collaborative and research oriented work has been exhibited extensively including Hong Kong- Shenzhen Bi-city Biennial and at the Venice Biennial.
Ercument Gorgul holds a High Honors Bachelor degree from Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University in Istanbul, and a Masters from Harvard University (2002). He is based
in Shanghai China since late 2008.
This intensive summer workshop will explore the possibilities in textiles and textile like woven surfaces and their contribution to phenomenological experience of architecture and space.
We aim to explore different kinds of textiles manufactured using different materials and techniques, and understand their different properties based on their structure, transparency and color moving beyond the aspect of a mere decoration.
The aim is to have students gain insight into control of woven material and its folding, cutting, sewing, heating and other mechanical operations. Through realization of study models, students will simultaneously receive practical exposure by building different prototypes with textiles and get a first-hand experience on different automated and manual phases of labor.
The goal of this workshop is to revisit the basic form of creativity in crafts, and investigate on the potential of re-linking crafts processes to contemporary digital design thinking production and fabrication.
poster design by Tseng Yu-Hsiang