10 Oct

Design Agency within Earth Systems/ 26th October 2018 @AAschool

October 10, 2018

Series: Conference  Date: Friday 26 October 2018  Time: 10:00  Venue: AA Lecture Hall 8,000 meters above sea level exists what climbers call the ‘death zone’. This altitude marks the limit for human habitation, above which our species cannot survive. We thrive in the ‘life zone’ – the earth’s land surfaces and oceans, its geological layers beneath, the dynamic atmosphere above – all affected by gravitational and magnetic forces beyond. This living world is constantly being transformed by our social, economic and political interactions revealing our intricate dependencies on the the earth and its systems. Terms such as ‘Anthropocene’ and ‘Capitalocene’ have drawn attention to the role of political economy in transforming these earth systems […]

09 Oct

AA Landscape Co Directors to take part in ‘Grounded’ part of AA Positions, a conversations series on 5th November 2018

October 9, 2018

Grounded Series: Positions  Date: Monday 5 November 2018  Time: 18:30  Venue: Lecture Hall To be ‘Grounded’ is to be rooted in place, whether that be a type of landscape, a defined territory, a politicised site, or a locally-specific culture. How can place contribute to the making of space? This conversation will debate different strategies on how to answer this question through mapping intangible flows, generating a productive landscape and introducing stability into conflict zones or struggling economies. Following on from the What’s Next series that was a platform for AA graduates to present their unique forms of practice, this year a new series of five conversations on critical Positions will take place on Monday […]

09 May

Eric Rodenbeck on Data Visualization as a Creative Practice 15th May 2018

May 9, 2018

Eric Rodenbeck on Data Visualization as a Creative Practice  at the Architectural Association 15th May 2018, 14:00 pm  Landscape Urbanism Studio 4 Morwell Street. All welcome:   It’s past time for those of us who do this work to realize that telling stories with data is not a subgenre of computer science, or of anything else for that matter, any more than movies are a subgenre of live theater or photography is a sub genre of painting. Computer science, on its own, has about as much to say about the medium of data visualization as photographic paper engineering has to say about Instagram. Computer science is the technical underpinnings of dataviz, sometimes. Dataviz is […]

09 Mar

Dubravka Sekulic on How to Code Urban commons, Architectural Association 16th March at 37 Bedford Square First Floor Front

March 9, 2018

Dubravka Sekulic, How to Code Urban commons Architectural Association , 16th March, 17:00 hrs, at 33 Bedford Square First Floor Back. Law shapes the public and common space, leading to enclosure of space or spatial dispossession. How can public space be defended and extended by learning from the protocols and social contracts of the free software culture? (Vortrag in englisch) It should not come as surprise that laws shape space as there is a whole set of legislation in most of the countries which deals with space directly. What often come as surprise is that even those laws which do not directly engage with spatial matters have an effect on it. […]

19 Feb

Elise Hunchuck on ‘An Incomplete Atlas of Stones’ 23rd February 2018, Architectural Association

February 19, 2018

An Incomplete Atlas of Stones   “Je bâtis à roches mon langage.” “I build my language with rocks.” –Édouard Glissant, L’Intention poétique   What does it mean to mark a stone?   In the wake of the 869 Jogan tsunami along the Pacific coast of Japan, communities began to erect stone tablets called tsunami stones. These stones performed a dual function; they were warnings – markers of the edges of inundation, they indicate where to build and where to flee when oceans rise; and, they are memorials, erected as part of a ritual that memorializes geologic events and those lost. In 1743, on the coast of Sweden along the Bottenhavet […]

07 Feb

Patricio Mora, Earthquakes, rubble and memories. 12th February 2018 2PM AALU studio All Welcome

February 7, 2018

Earthquakes, rubble and memories. In preserving urban memories, what we have commonly considered to be a weakness may become our main tool. Symbolic rubble can be reinterpreted from its current identity as waste, and instead be considered as useful material to be used in projects. These are filled with memories, but where / how / when can these be reused? Patricio Mora, co-founder and executive director of Proyecta Memoria Foundation, will talk about a new form of damaged heritage conservation. Occupying squares, parks and pedestrian areas as sites for these projects, he will discuss educational approaches to creating resilient communities, and show recent work in Mexico responding to the September […]

21 Mar

Emma McNally ‘mapping in the midst’ 22 March 2017 Architectural Association

March 21, 2017

Seminar: Mapping in the midst Location: 33 Bedford Square, First Floor Back time: 2 pm All welcome Emma McNally’s drawings suggest maps or charts of things as complex and various as seas, the night sky, military bases, computer circuit boards, data-flow, flight paths. They also evoke aerial photographs, radar screens and experimental musical scores. Yet though her drawings chime with both the real and the virtual world, they all come from the imagination. If they were charts, they could map a mindscape. McNally’s recent body of work ‘Choral Fields’ (exhibited at Hayward Gallery, London and Biennale of Sydney) were made in a studio by the river Thames at London’s West […]

14 Feb

Jeremy Wood on Drawing and GPS 15th February 2 pm at the Architectural Association

February 14, 2017

Jeremy Wood on Drawing with GPS at the Architectural Association tomorrow 15th February at 33 Bedford Square First Floor Back. All welcome: http://www.jeremywood.net/about.html Jeremy Wood pioneered drawing with GPS to explore the expressive qualities of using his body as a geodesic pencil. His work responds to the ways in which maps can both inform and mislead us through their ability to state ideas that cannot be articulated by words alone. Featured in The New York Times’ 2003: Year in Ideas, his personal cartographies have been exhibited in over fifty exhibitions in the UK and abroad, and is currently held in private and public collections including the London Transport Museum and […]

28 Nov

TAKING CONTROL AND THE UK COAST by Fernanda Balata from NEF ( New Economics Foundation) 29th Nov 16

November 28, 2016

All Welcome to the second Landscape Urbanism Lecture of 2016-17 titled TAKING CONTROL AND THE UK COAST, details as follow:   Title: TAKING CONTROL AND THE UK COAST Presenter: Fernanda Balata Series: Landscape Urbanism Open Lecture Date: 29th November 2016 Time: 12:00 Venue: 33 Bedford Square, First Floor Back   Talk by Fernanda Balata, Senior Programme Lead, Coastal Economies, New Economics Foundation   The New Economics Foundation is the UK’s only people-powered think tank, working to build a new economy where people really take control. Putting people in control means building their capabilities, and supporting them in taking ownership of their places, their local resources, and their working lives; helping […]

07 Nov

AGROECOLOGY AND THE FUTURE OF THE CITY by Chris Smaje

November 7, 2016

All Welcome to the first Landscape Urbanism Lecture of 2016-17   Title: AGROECOLOGY AND THE FUTURE OF THE CITY Presenter: Chris Smaje Series: Landscape Urbanism Open Lecture Date: 11th November 2016 Time: 14:00 Venue: 32 Bedford Square, First Floor Front   Our present urbanising world is heavily reliant on a high input cereal agriculture from the world’s continental grasslands, but its sustainability is questionable. Do agroecological approaches provide a better long-term model for agriculture – and if so, what are the implications for current residential and occupational patterns? Chris Smaje runs Vallis Veg, a small farm in the southwest of England. It aims to explore in an engaged but open-minded way the […]