Hey guys. So I'm an architecture student at Temple University, and I could use a little help with some things for my project (which incorporates skydiving!) The design studio is based off of the concept of risk and is set primarily in the Indian Ocean. The site for the project is Diego Garcia, an island I'm sure some of you have probably heard of considering its current use by the US as a military/naval base. So far into the project we have spent time individually studying the Indian ocean and businesses, resources, groups, processes, etc involving risk which are located there. I specifically studied oil and everything having to do with oil. Next we built sectional models of a specific slice of the island, which will later function as our individual sites. The most recent part of the project involves the idea of antagonism and agonistic space. What is the antagonistic aspect within architecture, how can architecture be constructed antagonistically, can space be violent, what does violent space appear to be? what is the relationship between violent space and the body? The idea is to take an image of agonistic conflict, along with images of boats/ships, and create a set of poetically abstract drawings which depict specific goals. As far as ships go, the drawings needs to show the 1. past 2. present and 3. future of a specific ship/image, and the possible processes which could be preformed on the image ie. extrusion, rotation, scaling, shearing, slicing, repetition, etc, to express the past, present, and future qualities/stories/themes/materiality of the ship. The second part aside from the ship aspect (ships will used as the primary building material for creating space later on in the project), is the aspect of agonistic conflict and antagonism. One of the definitions i found for antagonism states "Opposition of a conflicting force tendency, or principle" Now, the majority of students in the studio have chosen images involving traditional games, sports, fights, etc. I decided to take it a bit further and pick out the types of conflict which could be considered antagonistic, and this is what I came up with: -physical combat -for self defense -for protection -for retaliation -verbal combat -competition -mental combat -political combat -war -world war -competition between life forces (man vs time) -competition between a life force and a sequencing element (man vs time, man vs distance, man vs quantity) -competition between a life force and another element (man vs gravity, man vs temperature, man vs pressure) -competition between non-organism life forces (earthquakes, avalanches, volcanic eruptions, floods, cyclonic storms, etc) -competition between a life force and another non life force natural disaster (famine, disease) I decided to look at competition between a life force and a sequencing element, and in a discussion with my professor today I brought up my ideas about skydiving and how it can looked at as an "antagonistic battle". I explained how it can tie in very closely with the study of ships, seeing as both work with the concepts of risk (the Indian ocean and anything happening on the Indian ocean involves varying degrees of risk) I also spoke about the comparison of movement through water and movement through air, along with the connection between flight-gravity-and sailing. the process of deploying a sail and deploying a parachute, the process of catching wind. So, here is where I need help. She wants to she lots of images of process, movement, sequence, etc. involving skydiving. Anything you guys have will be helpful, along with any thoughts ideas comments etc. Some images of deployment sequences, landing sequences, exit sequences, formation sequences would be great. Any other thoughts ideas comments questions would be awesome. Thanks for reading this massive book I wrote, I hope this makes some sense. Ps I also attached my first stab at boards depicting my oil research, along with the pictures of the ship I chose to use, and an example of a sequence which Im looking for.