02 Mar

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

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

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 […]

04 Nov

Flooding Mechanism Lecture 10th November Architectural Association-Soft Room

November 4, 2015

Presenters: Silvia Ribot, Lida Driva, Drimita Bra ‘Flooding Mechanisms’ Series: Landscape Urbanism Open Lecture Series Date: 10th November 2015 Time: 14:00 Venue: Soft room Abstract: The lecture will present theFlooding Mechanisms project thesis part of the AA Landscape urbanism programme: The project proposes a new DESGN approach towards ‘Water Management Policies’ in Europe and specially the North of Spain. It intersects social and geo-morphological formations to intervene and design new productive and political entities that could make use of micro-flooding in order to envisage alternative scenarios of river and agricultural landscapes to current technocratic conditions. Figure 1. Catogenesis  –  Image  by Silvia Ribot, Lida Driva, Drimita Bra

23 Oct

“Simulating landscape evolution and the impacts of human intervention” Lecture at the AA

October 23, 2015

Presenters: Andrew Barkwith ‘Simulating landscape evolution and the impacts of human intervention’ Series: Landscape Urbanism Open Lecture Series Date: 27th October 2015 Time: 14:00 Venue: Soft room, Architectural Association, Bedford Square   Abstract: The Earth’s land surface is home to over 7 billion people and we rely on it for food, water, shelter, energy and general prosperity. This surface is constantly evolving, its dynamics driven by a suite of hydrological and geomorphic processes that vary with climate and human induced change. We have been trying to understand these processes for millennia and, in the past, have used drawings, classifications and maps to analyse the changes that we see. A natural development […]

18 Oct

Littoral Negotiations Lecture at the AA

October 18, 2015

Presenters: Liam Mouritz, Chang Ting Fu, Xiabin Hu ‘Littoral Negotiations’ Series: Landscape Urbanism Open Lecture Series Date: 20 October 2015 Time: 14:00 Venue: Soft room Abstract: The lecture will present the Littoral Negotiations project thesis part of the AA Landscape urbanism programme: This project explores the blurred interface between the land and the sea known as the littoral zone. The very matter from which this condition is constructed is wet sand or sediment. This is the material from which we begin to envision alternative design scenarios for the littoral zone of the Mediterranean Sea. It is often claimed we live in a new geological era known as the Anthropocene; in […]

18 Mar

AA Landscape Urbanism contribution to the Venice Bienale 2014

March 18, 2015

How does AA Landscape Urbanism perform Research through Design? What is the role of concepts such as Landscape and Territory in this regard? Read here Clara Oloriz and Jose Alfredo Ramirez essay ‘Land Formations/Tectonic Grounds’, part of the Architectural Design Research Symposium and forthcoming book originated last November at the Palazzo Pisani Santa Marina  within the New Zealand pavilion, a collateral event of last year Venice Biennale 2014 . In the essay Clara Oloriz and Jose Alfredo Ramirez ( Studio Master and Co-Director)describes the praxis of AA Landscape Urbanism as a model  for a Design by Research programme and the way in which Landscape and Territory are understood as fundamental concepts for its development.

11 Mar

Making Maps by Martí Peran 19 MArch 2015 18:00

March 11, 2015

AA Landscape Urbanism Lecture Series 2015 presents: Making Maps by Martí Peran Date: 19/March/2015 Time: 18:00 Venue: 32 SFB Bedford Square, Architectural Association  All welcome In the context of the crisis of representation, (or in the context of the crisis of traditional cartography), this lecture considers, the need to establish a fresh foundation for cartography. The task of becoming cartographers implies a return to the possibility of deducing the value of territory and the ways of establishing a discourse with it, on the basis of experience. In this way, contemporary art could serve as a model. Martí Peran is a critic and curator and is also a faculty member of the University of […]

25 Feb

AA Landscape Urbanism Series 2015: Teresa Stoppani, Invisible Maps, 5th March Architectural Association

February 25, 2015

  AA Landscape Urbanism Series 2015 present: Teresa Stoppani, Invisible Maps, 5th March, Architectural Association 32 SFB, 18:00 hrs   The talk presents excerpts from an ongoing exploration of the process of mapmaking, proposing the use of cartography as a veritable “project” that constructs realities while often remaining concealed in forms of apparently objective presentations and representations. The definitions of the conventions of cartographic representation are themselves the product of an intellectual project that is deeply embedded in the time, society and political contexts of their production. The move away from the figural opens up a questioning of the relations between the object and its representations, which directly questions the […]

07 Mar

Critical Cartographies Lecture by Teresa Stoppani 20th March 2014

March 7, 2014

Critical Cartographies Teresa Stoppani , 20th March 2014, Soft Room, 6 PM Architectural Association [M]apmaking conventions are based not only on a sensible view of the world but on themselves, on their own historical sense of what counts as a legitimate view of the world. As the geographer J. Wreford Watson writes, “The geography of the land is in the last resort the geography of the mind.” Catherine Ingraham, Architecture and the Burdens of Linearity, 1998. The use of the grid in mapmaking offers a rational instrument that is based on conventions in order to fix and to communicate information. At the same time the cartographic grid produces an intentional […]