Open Source Architecture Manifesto movie

Istanbul Design Biennial 2012: this movie shows how a custom printer continually updates a copy of the Open Source Architecture Manifesto Wikipedia entry, written on a wall in the entrance to the Adhocracy exhibition at the Istanbul Design Biennial.

Open Source Architecture Manifesto movie

The project began over a year ago, when editor of Domus magazine and curator of the Adhocracy show Joseph Grima asked Italian studio Carlo Ratti Associatti to write a manifesto for open source architecture.

Open Source Architecture Manifesto movie

The studio decided to start a Wikipedia page about open-source architecture, so it could be continually updated by the online community.

Open Source Architecture Manifesto movie

For the biennial they have created a kinetic installation that demonstrates how the page keeps evolving as it is added to and altered.

Open Source Architecture Manifesto movie

They have installed a vertical plotter in the entrance of the Adhocracy exhibition that writes, erases and rewrites sections of the manifesto onto a whiteboard as it receives changing information from the Wikipedia page.

Open Source Architecture Manifesto movie

Find out more about the project in our previous story here and read our interview with the exhibition curator Joseph Grima here.

Open Source Architecture Manifesto movie

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