Had been writing out more of my personal strategy following on from the week before last where I had changed over to a preparedness centre since it fit my ideas better.
My main interests are experiential architecture and how technology (web3, metaverse, nfts and crypto and AI) can be used to elevate traditional experiential architecture. Not sure I really explained this last Friday which might be why I'm a bit confused with the suggestions.
If my main goal is to have experiential architecture, how does that fit with the preparedness centre concept? I was wanting to use mappings of the vajont dam disaster (and other events) to dictate how a form comes about. (Similar use of experiential architecture to Daniel Libeskind's Jewish Museum).
I'm thinking the building is sort of a "visitor centre" around the topic of preparedness which would also have research and science divisions onsite? Somewhere people come to learn about the topic of preparedness and the extreme events of the area. It would then also have research facilities both for professionals and the community aspect I discussed with ENEL's project.
Almost an innovation lab where visitors would be encouraged to solve the problems they've just "experienced".
I think I'm struggling the abstractness of what a "preparedness centre" is, I have a good idea of what I think the building should do/serve (and how I want to incorporate my interests) but might not have the right term for what such a building would be called.
Upon greater research and inspection the term "resilience hub" feels like a better fit for my goals. Looking at the COP27 /28 resilience hubs.
"The Resilience Hub is an inclusively built virtual and physical space that aims to mobilise greater levels of ambition and action on building resilience to climate change. The Resilience Hub was conceived and created by three organisations, The Global Resilience Partnership, the Adrienne Arsht-Rockefeller Foundation Resilience Center, and Resilience Rising. These organisations saw the need to create a home for resilience at COP to act as a central gathering place to help drive greater awareness, inclusive action, and investment. It was born in close collaboration with the High Level Climate Champions Team and is home to the Race to Resilience campaign at COP, representing over 1,500 non-state actors taking action on resilience around the world."
“As the gap between knowledge and action continues to grow, the Resilience Hub is playing an essential role to accelerate the ambition, action and investment that is urgently needed on adaptation and resilience. I hope everyone joins the Resilience Hub either in-person or virtually to see locally-led resilience solutions which can be implemented at scale, helping protect people and nature from climate hazards." —Dr Mahmoud Mohieldin, UN Climate Change High-Level Champion for Egypt, COP27
26 people continue to live their lives in Casso following the 1963 Vajont Dam disaster. The catastrophe claimed thousands of lives, transforming the region into a grim attraction for “dark tourism.” Across generations, a disconnection prevails, yet the events of 1963 still exert a profound influence, defining the identity of the area.
MIRROR aspires to not only reflect the past but to redefine the future by placing preparedness at its core through a new resilience innovation hub. Positioned as a central point for research, science, and community engagement, MIRROR encapsulates the essence of experiential architecture while incorporating cutting-edge web3 technologies and AI.
At its heart, the Resilience Innovation Hub seeks to educate and prepare. It stands as a dynamic and innovative space where visitors don’t merely observe but actively engage with historical events such as the Vajont Dam disaster. The past and future converge, inviting participants to learn, reflect, and actively contribute to the collective preparedness of our communities.
In alignment with this vision, MIRROR integrates web3-enabled technologies to create an immersive, intelligent, and responsive environment. The metaverse unfolds as a canvas, blending seamlessly with the physical landscape to recount the historical narrative. NFTs, crypto, and AI serve as integral tools, enhancing the educational experience and fostering a deeper connection to the past. MIRROR doesn’t merely educate; it empowers, inviting visitors to actively participate in problem-solving activities, making preparedness a tangible and shared responsibility.
This Resilience Innovation Hub is not just about preserving history; it’s about forging a resilient future.
Mirror reality. Augment it. Anti reality.