ArgumentNo. 14/2022

Virtual Space and Immateriality. VRtransFORM

https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.54508/Argument.14.12

  • / PhD. assist. Arch., “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, RO
  • / assoc. prof. PhD. Arch., “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, RO
  • / assoc. prof. PhD. Arch., “Ion Mincu” University of Architecture and Urbanism, Bucharest, RO

Abstract

This article deals with how the virtual space offered by the latest virtual reality (VR) technologies with multiple users is designed, curated and filled with meaning and content for the purpose of making an exhibition of the architectural projects of UAUIM students.

It investigates how the pedagogical process can incorporate new digital tools and how students are introduced to new technologies from a critical perspective in order to gain new skills that will be useful in future architectural practice. We seek to discover how architectural design can be adapted to the new digital tools, how spaces will be designed in virtual reality and how we can prepare ourselves as architects to play an active role in the future of metaverse.

We also explore how an academic community can coagulate around a virtual space and how research and teaching can be expanded and transformed by using new digital tools. We aim to discover how virtual reality can encourage research with an emphasis on innovation.

Keywords

virtual reality (VR), immateriality, virtual exhibition, digital technologies, virtual space, community

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