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Assemblage in public

Assemblage in public is an installation commisioned by the Chelsea College of Art and Design designed by Ola Wasilkowska and Michal Piasecki for their Parade event. The event took place on 21-23 May, 2010 at Rootstein Hopkins Parade Ground in London.

The installation was made using computational design strategies with a low-tech assembly of repeatable components (4320 crates) on site. The project is rooted in an idea that a repetition ionamin without prescription of a few simple rules is able to construct complex geometry, which can host different functions.

The core structure of the intervention was obtained through multi objective optimization with genetic algorithms. The optimization was conducted with a purpose built software written in Processing. The goal was to distribute the components according to a predefined “shadow map” and to keep them structurally stable at the same time.