The Graham Foundation has announced the award of $609,500 for grants to organizations including innovative projects led by eminent and emerging architects, artists, curators, filmmakers, historians, and publishers, among other professionals. Selected from over 200 proposals, the 53 awarded projects support work that continues to advocate for engaging original ideas that advance our understanding of the designed environment. The AA’s Landscape and Urbanism Graduate Design Programme has been awarded for its publication Landscape as Territory. It is a cartographic book project that critically addresses the agency of architects in the so-called “urban age,” through an understanding of territory as a design praxis through which consequential landscapes are produced. Territory, understood as […]
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 […]
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. […]
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 […]
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 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 […]
AALU End of Term Review 28th March 2014, 14:00 32 Bedfore Square, 2nd Floor Back Architectural Association Invited guest: -Judith Reiser, Independent Journalist, Urbanist and member of ISOCARP -Gabriela Garcia de Cortzar, AA PHD candidate -Constanza Madricardo, AA Landscape Urbanism, AECOM AALU continues to shape an European Atlas of Radical Cartographies. Work in progress will be presented by each of the teams working on different landforms around Europe and informed by its social formations. All welcomed.