Space of Water: A Floating Workshop for the Bengal Delta

Mon 22 Apr - Thu 2 May' 19

How can a working vessel help reshape the relationship between life, land and water? - A two week long workshop with Arijit Chatterjee and Asha Sumra


Within saturated landscapes we are frequently fighting to preserve land, but what if we consider the waters as inhabited space? This workshop was geared towards trying to understand and design floating structures that contain, explore and reveal space. Working with, rather than against the forces of the waters, such infrastructure can help us to better live in balance with water-dominated territories.

Through examples, participants were introduced to the theoretical, technical and poetic ground for inhabiting the waters. The Puppet Theatre Barge (UK), La peniche Louise-Catherine(France), Embarcación Amereida and Floating Workshop(Chilean Patagonia) were traced as projects intrinsically linked to their respective waterscapes. This led to the design of prototypes for a floating workshop to explore the Bengal Delta. These designs were tested as buoyant ideas, navigable vessels, pieces of architecture and tools to discover the varied ecologies of the Delta. In exploring the nature of the Delta, the workshop proved to be a microcosm of the voyage the vessel may one day take.

Marina Tabassum’s students and faculty of MsC 2 Design Studio of “Global Housing” from TU Delft, Netherlands will also join in the program in different capacities.

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