December 2017 – January 2018
Theatre Architecture Innovation
THE SPACE AND THE IMAGE
THE SPACE AND THE IMAGE is the new title of the brand new training programme that SCSA will be presenting this autumn at the Faculty of Architecture, Università della Sapienza in Rome.
This training programme will run for two or three seasons, with sessions scheduled every two months. The Space and the Image is a series of wide-ranging bi-monthly events hosting architects, theatre directors, scenographers, lighting artists, sound technicians and visual designers, invited to talk about and freely explore a range of architectural based themes that span explorative contemporary theatre, and installations that in some way redesign or re-model the urban space. Particular emphasis is placed on the kind of architecture that draws upon experimentation in forms of visual and spatial art. Though continuing to use the “word”, this kind of theatre does not necessarily place verbal expression at the heart of its communicative process, preferring to experiment in contaminations with multimedia visual installations, pictorial art and architectural forms, thus developing a study of the image and the space that is both dynamic and innovative.
THE SPACE AND THE IMAGE
Conferences, video projections, perfomances
Programme starts: October 2017
Registration starts: September 2017
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THIRD SYMPOSIUM OF ARCHITECTURE AND ENGINEERING FOR THE ENTERTAINMENT INDUSTRY.
We provide a series of study opportunities designed to stimulate dialogue with all those subjects involved in the planning, refurbishment and regeneration of buildings destined for public entertainment. The aim is that of creating a fertile terrain of research that is capable of monitoring and observing the succession of discoveries and artistic and technological inventions in the field of architecture. The programme comprises a series of conferences to take place during 2016 and 2017, to be held at universities in Italy and other European states. The programme also aims to encourage the professional growth of young architects, scenographers, lighting and sound designers by fostering a climate of exchange of skills and know-how and the circulation of ideas and projects across Europe, thereby laying the ground for the development of opportunities, integration and exchange between professionals operating in these sectors.
1. RENEWAL, RESTORATION AND UPGRADING OF THE THEATRE FACILITY
2. POP-UP THEATRES, ECO-FRIENDLY LOW-COST THEATRES THAT ARE ENERGY EFFICIENT OR OFF-GRID, FLEXIBLE AND MODULAR IN DESIGN.
3. NEW TECHNOLOGIES FOR STAGE MECHANICS. REGULATIONS AND SAFETY MEASURES RELATING TO PUBLIC ENTERTAINMENT SITES.
Machinery Directive. Technical standards for constructions. Critical analysis of load-bearing machinery and equipment in relation to required functions and current measures.
International standards and codes of practice relating to equipment, to properties and to handling and elevation systems in theatres, on stages and at entertainment events. Projects to UNI standard relating to machines and equipment for public entertainment. The “grid” system: practical and safety requirements, integration with overhead mechanics. Minimum requirements of resistance and sizing standards in relation to static and dynamic loads. Planning and building solutions for a safer, more user-friendly environment.
Advanced stage mechanics: the refitting of the fly tower at the Teatro dell’Opera di Roma. Stage machinery: planning, accident prevention, technology for the operating of scenery and safety regulations.
Fire prevention safety measures for public entertainment sites.
Electrical, mechanical and special systems in theatres: the advantages of new technologies and total integration.
Stage elevator platform on-board lifting equipment for exteriors and interiors, for areas at risk of water infiltration, transit and storage in the area beneath. Telescopic masts for new scenic applications.
Point load, fatigue stress in masts with push-pull chain system.
An overview of the European state of play: lifting and load-bearing equipment for stages and other production areas within the entertainment industry. Motorized flys and control systems. Brief review of a number of possible building solutions. Entry-level solutions and advanced control systems. Equipment and solutions for the safe handling and suspension of loads. Wins and fails of a nationwide automation plan. The Netherlands has automated all its theatres within two decades. A talk about the technical challenges of a rapidly growing industry.