Archroulette is an experiment to create a virtual space for architects and designers to communicate their work/thoughts about design and know about other designer’s practices in order to build new social networks in the most radically open and democratic environment. Archroulette#1 will have its launch in an event at the Harvard University Graduate School of Design, hosted and organized by the gsdLATINO and co-sponsored by The European Design Circle.

Archroulette is an event where architects from all over Ibero-America, and the world, are randomly given a 5 minutes slot to talk and respond to other architects present at the Harvard Graduate School of Design via a web-based interactive platform. The Q&A will be screened and orchestrated live as a performance by an event-leader.

Once people enter into the platform, some of the potential speakers will be selected through a lottery in a random manner. The participants chosen by the algorithm enter in a live event that will take place in a specific time and date and webcasted globally. A selected counterpart for the video-chat will set the questions (perhaps respond to some answers) of the session during the performance. After one hour of roulette play, a discussion about the event will take place. 

Architects are openly invited to participate and start a discussion through different social networks at the same time the performance is happening. 

 

gsdLatino (Paola Aguirre, Laura Janka & Víctor M. Sanz) sponsor and co-organizer
European Design Circle, sponsor and co-organizer
Andrés Jaque, guest event leader
Ariadna Cantis, guest event presenter and respondent
Edgar González, media sponsor and press