ter Weel / Geometries of Time

Geometries of Time

Authors: Taufan ter Weel, TU Delft; Mariacristina D'Oria, University of Trieste

Supervisors: Roberto Cavallo, Dr. ir., TU Delft; Heidi Sohn, Dr. ir., TU Delft; Giovanni Corbellini, Professor, Politecnico di Torino

Research stage: Intermediate stage. Research project developed connecting our individual PhD research trajectories.

Category: Artefact

DDR Statement

In this transdisciplinary design-driven approach, the process of diagrammatisation allows for exploring how concepts, techniques, and technical objects work (how they engage with the environment, landscape, associated milieu) rather than solely what they are or represent. Architectural diagrammatisation is understood as a material-discursive process or practice that reconfigures our relation to the world, exploring latent potentials within an associated milieu and suggesting a broader set of relations connecting multiple environments - spaces and times. This implies that it is an explorative and performative process; both epistemological and ontological dimensions (meaning and matter) are taken into account; and practice is not isolated from theory but is intertwined with it, aiming to go beyond the dualism between theory and practice. The diagram is trans-spatial and trans-temporal, allowing to cut across and link different spatial and temporal coordinates. In addition, it is suggestive, opening up possibilities and relations rather than solely representing facts or structures. The audiovisual installation, in turn, is a continuation of the process of diagrammatisation, whereby the audience becomes part of it. Combining sound, light, video projections, and drawings enables a multidirectional mode of abstraction, composing spatio-temporal manifestations in a dynamic, instant, and real-but-abstract way.