09 Mar

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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 […]

02 Mar

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Kiruna 4-Ever, How to move a City? Monday 7th MARCH AA SOFT ROOM 2 PM

March 2, 2016

    Kiruna 4-Ever, How to move a City? MONDAY 7th MARCH AA SOFT ROOM Presenters: Geoff Denton and Linda Thiel from White arkitekter AB Series: Landscape Urbanism Open Lecture Series Date: 7th March 2016 Time: 14:00 Venue: Soft room Abstract: Kiruna is an industrial town in the Arctic north of Sweden where the sun never sets in the height of summer and never rises in the depths of winter. A region with reindeer husbandry, snow, Sami people, and the Aurora Borealis overhead to further set the filmic scene. Kiruna, with 18,000 inhabitants, was created by the world’s largest underground iron ore mine, Kirunavaara, on the city’s western border. The […]

29 Feb

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Archeology: Culture and Cultural Heritage as key drivers for development by Richard Hughes. 29th February, AA softroom

February 29, 2016

All welcome to Ruchard Hughes Lecture part of Landscape Urbanism Lecture Series at AA Software 29th February 2 pm. Richard Hughes is an archaeologist from ARUP and will present: Culture and Cultural Heritage as key drivers for development. In this session at the AA Richard Hughes, Vice President of ICOMOS-UK and Arup Consultant will explore the concepts, principles and ethics of conservation and illustrate the many tools, technologies and types of data that can be brought into play in conservation and also in development master planning, detailed scheme design and in place-making. Examples of the approaches will be presented. Images of a Mosaic in the Metropol Parasol Plaza Seville and […]

30 Jan

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Can we design our way into the Doughnut? Lecture by Kate Raworth @ the AA

January 30, 2016

Series: Landscape Urbanism Open Lecture Series Date: 1st February 2015 Time: 14:00-15:30 Venue: Soft room Humanity’s challenge in the 21st century is to meet the human rights of over 10 billion people, while safeguarding the planetary life-support systems on which all of our wellbeing depends. In other words: to get into the Doughnut – the safe and just space in which all of humanity can thrive. What are the key drivers that determine whether or not we will succeed? How can we transition from an economy that is degenerative and divisive by default to one that is regenerative and distributive by design? This talk will explore how design – be […]