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Event-Space: A Performance Model for Interior Design
chapterposted on 2023-05-22, 16:55 authored by Hannah, D
Event-space is a term attributed to contemporary architect Bernard Tschumi, whose mantra has long been "there is no space without event". Considering performance space as "evental" repositions built and imagined space as both embodied experience and evolving time-based event, where the constructed environment itself – whether permanent architecture or temporary installation – is no longer perceived as an immobile object but as a volatile spatial subject. Peter Eisenman refers to Gilles Deleuze's formulation in his 1992 article "Unfolding Events," where he claims that the new architectural object is an objectile because it involves "a temporal modulation that implies a continual variation of matter". Implicated in monumental, aesthetic, and daily events, places are shaped by significant historic moments, such as natural and human-made disasters as well as thought-shifting sociopolitical and philosophical revolutions. Event-space, therefore, needs to be considered through a range of modalities, scales, and temporalities: always as a dynamic organism that defies calculation.
Publication titleThe Interior Architecture Theory Reader
Department/SchoolSchool of Creative Arts and Media
Place of publicationUnited Kingdom