Diploma Unit Two. Architectural Association School of Architecture

Tools for Architecture is a research unit based at the Architectural Association in London formed by a team of MArch AA Diploma students and lead by Space Popular directors Lara Lesmes and Fredrik Hellberg.

Gathering in Digitial

In this project I will talk about how new technologies are damaging our relationships within society and breaking our community into smaller pieces. The shift from ‘We’ to ‘I’ is an important problem to mention
because we,as homo sapiens, have always survived as a community to this day and we must stay as a community in order to continue the pace of our progress

First I will define what a succesful community is in terms of space and psychology. I will reference campfires as the very first succesful gathering that brought people together and created a community. I will analyse the qualities of campfires that provided the perfect environment to bring people together.

Then I will talk about today’s gatherings and prove why it fails to bring people together by analysing its qualities and pointing out the differences between a campfire and today’s gatherings.

At the end, I will come up with proposals in order to bring the qualities of campfires that are missing in today’s gatherings.
I am aiming to bring people together in the best way by creating the ideal environment for people to gather using latest technologies.