Faeze Pakravan - Mahdiyar Esmailbeigi - Ladan Johari - Parisa Navidi
“Manihood” is a fictional land formed and characterized by its rulers’ authorities. The land gradually shapes at gods’ command with sign language, which is the only way of communication. This language is like a magic wand that grants the authority to the ruler in order to control the land and he will decide how to build his land. “Manihood” has been influenced by his rulers. In this case, indeterminate objects of the land would emerge under the influence of power and choices. Each person will be chosen to be the ruler in a specific span of time. This kind of authority is not permanent but has its own influence on the land. Even in its most hidden layers, this work will always remain with its land. The project is a follow-up to the one that was already presented at the Contemporary Architecture Association of Iran (CAAI). The difference is that now the focus is on capturing the changes made by the gestures of hands. Each day a specific part of this land would be accessible to build and it would be solved like a puzzle. The final shape ultimately depends on quantity of audiences’ participation. There was a technical problem in the project, which was reading the sign language and turning it into variables. The problem is solved now as well as gestures would be developed to make more changes and the appropriate materials and actuators will keep these alterations.


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Heteromanus is consisted of five individuals, all with a background in architecture and different experiences in the fields of art and computation. Putting together these experiences with social concepts, the group seeks to create new ideas. Parisa Navidi, Faezeh Pakravan, Mahdyar Esmailbeigi, Soheil Shahraki, and Ladan Johari are the members of the group. Heteromanus would like to thank the contribution of Amin Bahrami to this project.