48 hours experiment, three groups of four students, three unknown spaces — exploring alternative time.
Uchronia Workshop I This workshop investigated the possibilities for a new politics of time by exploring the potential of uchronian thinking. ‘Uchronia’ (Greek for non-time) opens up an unexplored space for thinking about new ways of understanding and using time. The role of uchronian thought is to ask: What time-culture is worth striving for, and what is the set of criteria by which to organise societal time?
In this week-long workshop, students were asked to ‘unlearn’ societal time and develop criteria for their own temporal system, based on their beliefs and feelings. In a 48-hour immersive group experiment, they explored their own system in three experimental spaces (former library space, pink mansion, old pumping station). Subsequently, they visualise and discuss their findings at a symposium and exhibition at the Rotherhithe Library in London.
Tutor: Dr Helga Schmid
Photo Credits: Dominic Tschudin and RCA Students: Joanne Chan, Laura Gottlieb, Khusboo Gupta Khandelwal, Sarah Kilkenny, Hyeyeun Lee, Kristian Vistrup Madsen, Dah Ye Noh, Molly Richards, Charles Rickleton, Francesco Tacchini, Adam Waldron, Boran Wei
Thank you to Lise Hovesen, Amy Griffith, Amelia Groom, Kosta Tonev, Dr Florian Schweiger, Alison and Matthew Grey
Across RCA, Royal College of Art, 2014