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Airground 1968, Jeffrey Shaw, Theo Botschuijver, Sean Wellesley-Miller.

Airgrounds were a new genre of air structures comprising soft, responsive “eventstructures” that the public could physically interact with. They represented an artistic research into the possibilities of an expanded, interactive and responsive architecture, which was also lightweight and modular.

An important characteristic of the Airground was that each person’s movements would affect the behavior of the structure as a whole, and thereby the dynamics of other participants’ experience. It was the invention of a sculptural medium that could physically stimulate, embody and express human interactions and interrelations.