Suspension of disbelief
"And here I wish I could tell you half the things Alice used to say, beginning with her favourite phrase `Let’s pretend.’" (L. Carroll)
Here is a fictional story about a real world we live in, a place where sense and nonsense meet; here is a story about finding logic in a realm full of chaos.
We all tend to create and revel in scenarios that we know are not real. We suspend our disbelief to temporary accept characters and events that would ordinarily be seen as unthinkable. We ignore the surroundings to truly the narrative and fiction instead, we almost step into a parallel universe.
What if these parallel worlds exist just around us? Little islands, not bigger than just what we can imagine; what if they are places that we dream of but we can never get in our temporal world? What if the islanders are simply us – people of the modern society, living in the world ruled by chaos and nonsense, world full of recklessness, restlessness and anxiety in all its different forms? What if we dream of these islands where we could hide and where we could find peace, we read and write about them but they are nothing more than just a creation of our suspended disbeliefs?
The project focuses on exploration of suspension of disbelief in architecture and delves into intersection between the fantastical and reality. Based on a text of a book which scenario creates a fantastical realm, translated into collages representing spatial entities and – last but not least – subjectively re-interpreted and re-written into the modern society,creating 8 chapters around which design proposals are based, creating parallel worlds that aroused my curiosity in the very beginning.