Saturday, 6 March 2010

VISUAL STRUCTURE

The last two weeks have been conducted by the woman in the picture, our Visual Structure teacher, Mona Steinsland. Extremely competent, she guides and directs us through the jungle of the language of Open Form. As we have partly been working outside and in the Hall, which isn't isolated, it's been a rather cold, but also rewarding experience. Some of the second-graders even came to the vernissage.

The language of Open Form, which is an attitude towards form, invented by the Polish Architect Oskar Hansen, developed by Svein Hatl√ły, the first principal and ideological chief at BAS, and taught by Mona and others, is very interesting. I like the idea of form with an active relationship to the surroundings and designing with the individual needs of people in mind, so I'm really looking forward to learning even more about it in the years to come.

Auf wiedersehen, Mrs. Steinsland!

1 comment:

  1. Oskar H. did not invent the art of visual structure, but he defined it as an academic discipline.

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