Community Music Works
- Rhode Island School of Design, 2010
- Instructor: Hansy Better
The site in Roger Williams Park presents varying dialogue lines, illustrating vision, movement, and the feeling of time. These dialogue lines act as events â€“ creating folds in the ground which mold our experience of space and time.
Time is what allows us to experience space. Our inhabitation occurs within the reciprocity of space and time.
The program is a new building for Community Music Works, a local non-profit Music Education center. Community Music Works is dedicated to community engagement and service. Program elements include performance space, classrooms, cafe, and flexible event space.
Mapping program as it relates to time, and space as it relates to ritual reveals a varying set of densities and intersections. Â The programmatic strategy is to promote community ownership of the building and set up a dialogue between the visitors and members. Â Engaging several different programs in one zone allows for flexibility and creates opportunities for impromptu performance. Â Relationships of ground to building, indoor to outdoor, and public and private are blurred – creating a series of gradient thresholds through the program.