This is actually a two-part game. The object of the game was originally to toss a ball on the blanket; see the first photo. But once the wind made this impossible, the players invented a new game: keep the “membrane” from flying away by having people walk on it, as you see below.I just came across video of this game on the School’s Vimeo archive and it’s a delight to see both games in progress. This is a great example of the School’s adaptability and embrace of failure. Plus, the visuals are just gorgeous.
rolling contraptions, stilts, and this “membrane.”The School of Valparaíso went through a glorious phase of playing games in the 1970s. They played “Membrana Aerofuselada” in 1992 in order to celebrate their 40th anniversary as an architecture school. There were a variety of games, both competitive and non-competitive, and most of them were invented by the faculty and students. Once I began studying these activities the “props” grabbed my interest: costumes,