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 […]
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 […]
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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
Gabriela García de Cortázar On the Record Series: Landscape Urbanism Lecture Series Date: 6/3/2014 Time: 17:30:00 Venue: New Soft Room Catalogues, lists, inventories, indexes; atlases, models, maps, plans, diagrams, charts, graphs are all ways of recording what is out there, what cannot be seen with our insufficient vision, and what cannot be kept with our restricted memory. Maps are the preferred tool for recording things in space, and just as any other register, they act through selection, editions and naming – basically, description. This kind of linguistic capture necessarily encounters problems, and the talk will focus on three: issues of scope (what to capture, parts or wholes; what to describe, surfaces or structures), time […]
Martí Peran Series: Landscape Urbanism Early Event Date: 5/2/2014 Time: 17:00:00 Venue: Soft Room Running time: 0 mins 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 Barcelona. A member of the editors team ofRoulotte, he […]