Roland Furhmann challenges the students to create an object made of a deployable structure: a structure that “deploys” or “unfolds” itself from initial to final form. This can be anything, from chairs to tables to anything else they can think of. Students are now looking for inspiration for the structure. Afterwards they will be experimenting with materials. At the end of the week, they will show their actual design at the public exhibition of the workshop week.
Juliette and her team are working on the design of a deployable shelter. They got their inspiration
from existing deployable designs in toys and other objects. The idea is that you can easily unfold a
compact shelter for people to crawl inside. After designing a small cardboard prototype, they will build a life-size shelter for the exhibition.
“It’s fun to work on something else than the usual school assignments!”, says Juliette Broucke.