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The Iaac “FUN PALACE” Marathon. Group_5

A machinic architecture with an underspecified material, spatial, performative and programmatic
goal, able to evolve in real-time within the IAAC post-industrial void. The void is filled
with trajectories, densities, intensities and processes; it is converted into a new systemic
The workshop operates as a machinic protocol for the syntetisis of the PALACE whose
“rooms” coagulate from raw materials, organisational principles, individual experience as
well as group coordination, all in real-time.
The construction process runs as a cultivation experiment, rigorously in 1:1, from digital
diagrams to prototyping and installation. Loop after loop the protocol will unfold non-stop in
a marathon lasting 3 days and involving 5 groups of 6-7 students each, working on shifts
for a total of 891 man*hours of cultivation.
Relentless manufacturing, layering, testing, playing, discussing [with readings of Cedric
Price’s original Fun Palace], resting and back again another loop, another group breeding
new material articulation and programmatic differentiation. No undoing is possible, only
more overlaying, incorporation, negotiation with what is already there.

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