gym is an interdisciplinary think and do group which dedicates its operation to the public arena. The group operates as an independent school, based on discussion and creation. Members of the gym are architects, artists, designers, programmers and researchers, who wish to expand the discussion in their fields of expertises in order to create sharing spaces.
gym is an open source project that offers a model for communication between disciplines.
The school was created by its students and sees them as a major source of knowledge, combined with the Knowledge resulting from the place itself (local knowledge). As part of an inspiring to interaction approach, the gym works in a model of being hosted, thus moves every semester to the residence of another civil organization. In return for the hospitality, the school offers to the host its contribution as a thinking and operating group.
So far, the gym has held two semesters:
semester 2014 – Jesse Cohen neighborhood in Holon, as guests of the digital arts center.
semester 2015 – tombstone area in Bat Yam, as guests of the Mediterranean culture and urban center.
The gym members will be guests of the residency program for a summer semester