A Iceland-based brief written for Platform 10 at the Royal College of Art , Design Products MA.

While experiencing the extreme Icelandic landscape with its geological properties and its subpolar oceanic, Bureau ODYSSEY reassesses the notion of risk and tourism in order to speculate on future wonders, parallel worlds, extrapolated tangents and cautionary tales.

Bureau ODYSSEY designs and performs various ‘promenades’ ranging from meeting with Ulysses and the Cyclops, to looking for moon dust and auroras through the lunettes of  aluminium sharks

At the Bureau, we explore the extreme and thrill-propulsion.We perform series of attractions/experiences/activities to question the horizon and its limits.We test and assess the impossible and propose visions of new leisure activities.

Bureau ODYSSEY = FOR GREAT RISKS IN A HAZARDOUS ENVIRONMENT

Bureau ODYSSEY = FOR THE TROPE OF PLAY

Bureau ODYSSEY = FOR ACTIVITIES DEADLY SERIOUS

Bureau ODYSSEY = FOR ALTERING THE PHYSICAL, POLITICAL & CREATIVE BODY

Bureau ODYSSEY = FOR AN EXOTIC FUTURE

Bureau ODYSSEY 2012 is:

Managing Director: James Cadogan

Conductor: Rafal Oliva

Director of Design: Kim Thorne

Director of Semi- Fictional Architecture: Nicholas Gardner

Director of Materials: Jungin Lee

Director of Communications: Diana Simpson Fernandez

Director of Experiences: Eirik Helgesen and James Shaw

Fashion Director: Imme Van Der Haak

Finance Manager: Ola Mirecka