Can the roles for participants involved in a live-project ever be changed?

12 October, 2006

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The client’s role would seem to be pretty much fixed when it comes to live-projects. It is the role that is highlighted by most as making the live-project different from a studio project. But what happens when this is challenged? What happens if…

  • the student/students become the client?
  • the tutor/tutors become the client?
  • the client becomes a student?
  • the client becomes a tutor?

IYO are exploring this condition by using ‘office hats’ which are switched throughout the project’s duration. Will this end in complete chaos? or perhaps something else?> Watch this space…

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2 Responses to “Can the roles for participants involved in a live-project ever be changed?”

  1. po1ly Says:

    Democracy in a more social and sociable architecture means that some people may seem rude when in fact they are simply expressing an excluded position. How can changing hats really change the agenda so that the unpleasant appearance of social problems drugs, mental health, homelessness, are not something the brightest, the cleverest and the most mobile shrink away from? How can we make sense of the ground beyond the client?


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