The Pop-up project practically addresses our responsibility as citizens and designers in the context of mass movement, migration, and the effects of global crises. In one day workshop formats with cultural diverse participants, adaptive building tiles are developed through a modular 3d-printing device, plugged on different transportation machines and robots in combination with pre-stretched fabric.
Here the mobile 3d printing robot is used as a medium for communication and as an experimental thinking space to practically envision how cultural infused home making could look like in the future. The project questions, how we will we live in cities in 100 years’ time? How can we make creative use of urban challenges - like space limitations, cultural diverse visions, lack of natural resources, or growing urban footprint?
Pop-up is a participatory project, funded by Zurich University of the Arts in collaboration with Architecture for Refugees SCHWEIZ, and part of an interdisciplinary PhD investigation from Verena Ziegler in interaction-, industrial-, textile design and architecture. In a practice-based design approach, the research speculates about sustainable forms of future living in participatory workshop formats and experimental prototypes.