Architectural Journalism & Criticism Organisation (India)
Katja Klaus, Philipp Sack, Lilo Viehweg
The Open Studio India was the first Open Studio that took place online. The studio featured participants from ten different Indian higher-learning institutions, with student backgrounds ranging from architecture, industrial design, fashion, to interior design. The program’s theme called for an in-depth understanding of the term "Habitat" aiming towards the resurgence of its indigenous origins. The design brief of the course included three tasks: designing a material relief, writing an object biography, and designing a takeaway on their learnings from the studio. Participants were instructed to make a relief out of materials in and around their places of residence and write a biography of an object that spoke of the place each participant was currently located at. The goal of these tasks was to explore novel ways of raising their awareness of their own Habitat in a wider sense.