"Embodied Togetherness"

Spatial Design Workshop "Embodied Togetherness" took place at Nida Art Colony

Workshop for students of architectural design & related fields explored the idea of spatial design as an act of embodiment. With the understanding of the human as inhabitant of space, the unique peninsula of Curonian Spit as one architecture was treated: an interrelated system, where new spatial behavioural set-ups and domestication patterns constantly evolve and take place. Students were going to look at the contemporary conventions of lay-outing architecture according to ergonomic and functional principles and challenge it, in order to seek for a new understanding of appropriation, inhabitation and order of an un-urbanised landscape with the idea to form new relationships between the human and his environment.

The workshop was structured into two conceptional parts: an active understanding of the specifics of the local and the creation of new human-scale spatial interventions. It was ultimately about articulating new relationships between body and space.

Lecturers & Hosts

This workshop was a collaboration between the Institute of Architecture (IoA), University of Applied Arts Vienna and Vilnius Art Academy, Department of Interior Design and is powered by Nida Art Colony.

Indre Umbrasaitė, Josip Bajcer and Anna Gulinska – all are members of the Institute of Architecture at the University of Applied Arts Vienna.
The Institute of Architecture (IoA) thinks about architecture as an all-inclusive thought process that puts the future architect in the position to define architecture as a three-dimensional expression of culture. To achieve this, the three design studios of Kazuyo Sejima, Greg Lynn and
Hani Rashid closely work together with specialists in the departments of technology, theory and editing within our institute, as well as with specialists from reputable external organisations. 


Participants of this workshop were design, interior design and architecture students of Vilnius Academy of Arts and Vilnius Gediminas Technical University.