Today I want to share an interesting new project called VIPA: The Viral Institute of Performance Architecture.
On their website you can see the transcript of the lecture they presented at the Prague Quadrennial here.
They describe performance architecture as "a continuum of performance and art." They have an active-body-centric view of architecture, rather than seeing the human user as a passive element.
"The Institute puts forward the idea of the architect as not only the designer, the maker, the observer but also the performer: the ‘thinking’ body."
As you can probably guess from my background, I love the confluence of architecture and performance. I'm very curious to see where this project will go in the future!