Spacious is a practice-based research
community which aspires to connect architects and spatial artists to their research and practice in a different way. What distinguishes Spacious’ approach is the emphasis on sited experimention. We find that, the inflexible categories of architect, artist, scholar and student, as well as the goal oriented work ethos that takes place in a sealed-off design office or faculty building, distance us from 'the real work in the real life'. Therefore we abandon the de-natured white lab coat approach to environmental research and design and welcome you to an all-hands
on immersion in and experimentation
with the world.
The main goal is to explore a meadow of knowing about sited awareness. Departing from the hypothesis of the embodied, enactive, extended, embedded and affective approach to cognition, we study the realm
of subtle realities that emerges from the reciprocity between organism and (built) environment. Through sited experimentation, that is through creations in the arts or design, we aim to support the ongoing research in
the arts, architecture and cognitive sciences from the immediacy of the lived, moment
to moment, experience.
A SPACIOUS PRACTICE
Participate and Collaborate
Working with Spacious enables you to develop alternative rhythms for your spatial endeavors at the crossroads of architecture and art, academia and life. Projects run over multiple years and are presented across diverse media,
methods and milieus. To experiment is
not to know in advance and –more
often than not–to forget after the event. Therefore we start without a predefined plan to let curiosity-driven and
pro-active experimentation emerge
in correspondence with the site.
Spacious is a nomadic community. Participants are held together by affinity rather than by any structure of membership or institutional hierarchy.
We work by the principle of give-and-take, you are asked to contribute what you
can and take what you need. In order
to secure an interesting variety of influx
to the community, and provide a solid breeding ground for future research, we closely collaborates with the ArtScience Interfaculty in the Hague and the Ecologies of Architecture Research Group at the TuDelft. If you want
to collaborate, don't hestiate to leave