Invited by the UQÀM School of Design to present an intensive 10-day workshop, architect Jean Verville, professor at the School of Architecture at Université Laval, offers a collaborative work gamification laboratory. Exploring the notion of an event as a means of activating a reappropriation of the deserted city, but also of demonstrating the interdependence of individuals and their participatory responsibility, Verville introduces students to a method tracing his professional process, from ideation to realization and to diffusion.
As the professor and his special guests submit themselves to various challenges to activate the production of heuristic tools, the students develop a repertoire of more than 5,000 shapes, collages, models, materials, details, and lexicons, without justification of origin, meaning, or possible interpretations. Brought together in a protean collective repertoire in the service of individual appropriation, this assemblage enables everyone to verify observations, claim intuitions, and provoke fantasies. Collectively, the group determines a simple performative device, quick and economical to manufacture, which will serve as a support for the realization of distinct proposals. Far from assimilating individuality, this collective device invites everyone to develop a choreographic performance contributing to a reflection on the city, its architecture, promenades, and public spaces. From the multitude of images, each student makes their own narrative transposition participating in a constellation of visions testifying to the profusion of perceptions.
Teacher: Jean Verville, Ph.D. art, Architect, and Professor School of Architecture of Laval University
Students:Charles-Antoine Beaulieu, Alizée Fontanez, Jade Gueudar-Delahaye, Laurence Lafleur, Théo Lamblin, Manon Le Guernic, Viviane Morin, Megan Morrissette, Marie Porracchia, Antoine Quimper-Giroux, Lucie Raffegeau, Gabrielle Verrette-Paquette, Marie-Astrid Vieux, Aurélia Windrif
Tania Paula Garza Rico architect
Maxime Brouillet, photographer
Alex Lamontagne, designer
Camille Asselin, M.A. architecture
Samuel Landry, M.A. architecture
France Goneau, artistic advisor
Maylis Persoon, auxiliary