On Repeat: Universal Design Studio in collaboration with The Office Group




12pm-5pm, Sat - Sun, 10am-9pm, Mon - Fri, 10am-10pm, Tues

Free Event





Universal Design Studio and TOG (The Office Group) have teamed up to create a pavilion of repetition. From the architecture through to a programme of events and activities we will explore the power of repetition and provide visitors with the opportunity to get into a free-flowing mindset.

While focus is required to accomplish a particular task at hand‭, ‬some neuroscientists argue that it is the state of non-focus that gives us our most creative thoughts‭. Focus is required to filter out unneeded information‭, but ‬this filtering might‭ ‬also hinder us in seeing an interesting connection just outside of our frame‭. ‬Allowing our minds to wander into a daydreaming state lets signals flow freely in the brain, lets us make random associations and connect the previously unconnected‭. ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

We’re aiming to induce this state through the repetitive nature of the pavilion design and a series of repetitive activities‭. ‬The activities will be hosted by a selection of guest collaborators‭ including ‬artists‭, chefs & musicians.‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Throughout the day visitors will also be invited to participate in the making of repeat elements for a collaborative installation that‭ ‬will over time fill the ceiling of the pavilion.‬ A programme of talks with a variety of guests will investigate how repetition works on our brains‭, ‬bodies and lives‭. ‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬‬

Further contributions to the project include materials from Hess Timber and structural engineers, Heyne Tillett Steel.

Full programme details can be found online: universaldesignstudio.com & theofficegroup.co.uk/events/

Tickets to all workshops can be found on Eventbrite: eventbrite.co.uk/d/united-kingdom--london/on-repeat-pavilion/

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