RC17 The Fourth Part: Blockerties
Research Cluster 17 - Large City Architecture
B-Pro Urban Design, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCl London
led by Daniel Koehler and Rasa Navasaityte
with Anqi Su and Christoph Zimmel
Team Blockerties: Junyi Bai, Anna Galika, Qiuru Pu.
The project Blockerties deliberates property relations by hacking economic forms of distributive computation. By provoking partitionings of distributive chains, the project offers a new public at the gaps of computational enfilades of hyper-trading. Transferring the blockchain’s core concepts of data distribution through ledgers, to patterns of shared and private owned spaces it can lead to what the project proposes as polyphonic spaces, with overlapping uses. Running speculations similar to economic narratives, we create chains that can increase private or shared spaces or create voids or dense chains. The aim is to decrease the cost and at the same time reverting the ration of private to shared. We search for open free spaces, high connectivity and distribution of value that give us the cheapest form. This aggregatory method is capable of creating polyphonic spaces with inherent features, like navigation, and structural definitions that can on the same time be eligible to diverse readings.