What is OSSA?
OSSA is the most important event during the year for students of architecture and design. These workshops are drawing attention of many: archictecture, technology, and lately - art also. During one week, 100 students not only from Poland but also other parts of Europe will be tutored by experienced architects, activists and designers from all over the world that will try to figure out how to manage with architectural and urban issues of the hosting city. Bydgoszcz has its opportunity to organise such event for the first time. BydgOSSA 2015 will be held on 18-25th of October 2015r. Every time, participants need to answer to the task given, usually connected with problems of modern cities.
WORKSHOP TOPIC XIXth subject of OSSA - BydgOSSA 2015 is ECHO. Echo builds a structure of the city and goes beyond perception of hearing.It is bouncing between art nouveau tenement houses and modern villas, heading to water - which creates the system of Bydgoszcz. BydgOSSA 2015 is needs to become a clear sound impuls, which will have it’s effect on not only public spaces of Bydgoszcz but also it’s inhabitants and students of architecture in Poland.
High, low, penetrating, short and of a long duration – sound of Bydgoszcz is various.That is possible because of long music tradition and it’s Opera Nova, Pomeranian Concert Hall. Also music district with sounds of Music Academy with it’s buildings, where a world class musicians are being taught. Caterbury scene is also doing pretty well in Bydgoszcz. All of these are having huge influence on a rythm of Bydgoszcz.
Echo builds a structure of the city and goes beyond perception of hearing. It is bouncing between art nouveau tenement houses and modern villas, heading to water - which creates the system of Bydgoszcz. Sound waves are overlaying, infiltrating and stimulating. Each of them has it’s own frequency that creates character and dynamics.Nowadays perception is mostly used by sight, which is significantly limiting our consciousness of recognition.
AIM OF THE WORKSHOP
Aim of the bydgOSSA 205 workshop is not only to analyze public spaces of Bydgoszcz and it’s problems, but also interfering with context of echo as a sound and social effects.
BydgOSSA 2015 needs to become a clear sound impuls, which will have it’s effect on not only public spaces of Bydgoszcz but also it’s inhabitants.