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BOTOXUTOPIA - The final phase of the Botox Trilogoy resulted in a workshop at the Politecnico di Milano, directed by The Principals with the help of Brice Delarue of Zirkumflex and the graphic designer Lea Delion. 24 international students participated in a week-long workshop where they designed and constructed an interactive architectural installation. Using cardboard sheets and emergency blankets, students folded pyramidal geometries of varying sizes into an inverted landscape. Comprised of 87 pieces and measuring 3 meters wide x 8 meters long, the landscape was embedded with a series of LEDs networked to sensors hung at either end of the installation. Suspended in the central space of the Scuola di Architettura e Società, the installation was opened to students at a party on the final night of the workshop. As the crowd underneath the installation expands and contracts, the geometries above reassemble in enigmatic response through light and shadow movement. BotoxUtopia was part of the MIAW II Workshop series, organized by Luca M.F. Fabris at the Politenico di Milano.

Client:  Politecnico di Milano

Collaborators:  Zirkumflex, Lea Delion

Students:  Constantina Agroti, Arezoo Akbarvand, Glykeria Anaxagorouglyka, Stefano Arrighi, Nicolo Bianchi, Giulia Borghi, Miruna-Luiza Caragheorgheopol, Daniele Cremaschi, Vedat Ali Dalokay, Matteo Gobbi, Seyedeh Golkoo Hooshmand Ziafi, Daniele Iori, Berk Kangoz, Katarzyna Krol, Georgios Kyriazis, Lorenza Manfredi, Abdulkadir Eren Ozturk, Amanda Parisi De Marchi, Isha Rathod, Negin Salamat, Marina Serratine Paulo, Alessia Tosini, Maria Vassileva, Ege Yuksek

Date:  Fall 2011

Location:  Milan, Italy

Photography:  Nicolo Bianchi

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