Re-positioning architecture and urban design as social and creative agency, a different understanding of space and alternative approaches and interdisciplinary design modes for its creation process are formulated through the examination and creative exploration of the concept of cooperative architecture. This is addressed through the research on three case studies that work as exemplary projects for cooperative architecture and are used as tool to identify design- research steps. One method experimented with, is the essayistic film making. In the conference first film fragments will be presented in an installation while reflecting on their creation process – a way of thinking and doing that is able to transport spatial experiences in an innovative way, which leaves space for imagination.
Keywords: Essay Film, Cooperative Architecture, Design Modes