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 […]

24 Jun

AALU Alumni meeting / Territorial Formats 23rd June 2018

June 24, 2018

The First AA Landscape Urbanism Alumni meeting happened last 23rd June 2018 with several AALU graduates presenting their professional work. Great to see how the AALU alumni develops their professional careers and we look forward to strengthening the links among alumni and the programme in the near future.  

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 […]

28 Feb

Stephen Walter Lecture on Maps- 01March 2 pm Architectural Association

February 28, 2017

STEPHEN WALTER lecture – MAPS Architectural Association, 01 March, 33 First Floor Back, 2pm All welcome Stephen Walter: I will discuss the motivation, process and reasoning behind my making of maps and the way in which we all need to re-interpret our spiritual and physical relationship with Earth in order to survive. The maps, depicting both real and made up places, are a series of arrangements and constellations of natural, physical and artificial features. They are a tangle of words, symbols, graphic forms, concepts, histories, epithets and autobiographical references – where cultural residues inhabit certain locations. These in turn – make up a complex of hidden meanings, associations and wider […]

13 Jan

27th January is the deadline to apply to MArch & MSc degree in Landscape Urbanism at the AA

January 13, 2017

Interested to apply to AA Landscape Urbanism? Deadline to MArch & MSc degree in Landscape urbanism is next 27th January 2017. Do not miss this opportunity

05 Jan

AA Landscape Urbanism MArch Final presentation 9th january, AA 36 Rear Room 12-4 pm

January 5, 2017

The first ever AA Landscape Urbanism MArch students presentation will take place next 9th January in the AA Lecture Hall at 12pm-4pm The following project will be presented and all are welcomed:   Cooperative Wetlands is an AA Landscape Urbanism project by Yan Sun MArch student with MSc Yanwen Wu and Conyue Wang . It  develops a strategy for redirecting nutrient rich sediments in Vistula River towards the design of new wetland and productive landscapes managed by agricultural cooperatives. Dredging Artifice, is an AA landscape urbanism project by MArch student Kai Fan with MSc Students Shiqi Deng and Menglei Zhong. It develops an alternative approach to dredging and managing sediment in the […]

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 […]

16 Feb

Learning from Water, lecture by Fabio Vanin – Latitude Platform , 22th February, Architectural Association

February 16, 2016

Series: Landscape Urbanism Open Lecture Series Date: 22th Februaryr 2015 Time: 14:00 Venue: Soft room Abstract: Water management, hydrogeological dysfunctions, cultural ​​and identity values related to water, are just some key cross-scale and interlinked issues that are increasingly present both in academic studies and professional assignments that deal with the territory. When coping with water, designers and researchers are often forced to rethink their learning and creative approach, moving towards complex outputs such as long-term visions, scenarios, process planning as well as specific technical solutions.     Can water become the privileged lens through which we look at the territory? Can water become the unavoidable “layer 0” of the praxis of design? Through a series of recent works of […]

09 Dec

What type of projects are produced within the AA Landscape Urbanism programme?

December 9, 2015

What type of projects are produced within the AA Landscape Urbanism programme? A distinct feature of The AA Landscape Urbanism program is the production of a comprehensive yearlong Design/Research project which goes beyond short-term design studios and exercises. The project/research outcome is design based and has a multi-scalar scope, meaning that students develop design strategies and scenarios of large territorial projects at continental, regional, local and architectonic scale. As the programme operates within contemporary conditions and understands urban environments as interconnected and related territorial landscapes, the envisaged projects within the Master have far reaching implications at local (architectural) and global (territorial) scales and thus, the various design outcomes are very […]

03 Dec

What is AA Landscape Urbanism

December 3, 2015

The AA Landscape Urbanism (AALU) model is DISTINCTIVE. Some have envisaged Landscape Urbanism as a means to decamp the depopulated western post-industrial city; to use landscape as the medium through which the urban can be reprogrammed for its post-fordist fate. Others have adopted a critical regionalist position in which landscape is mobilised in the conservation of site and tradition against the encroachments of globalisation and its supposedly universalising technology. The POSITION developed, within the AALU programme has ESCHEWED both the strategies of dispersal and the politics of conservative resistance, largely as a result of the locations with which we have been engaging.     The ever expanding metropolises of Mexico, Sri Lanka, Dubai and China, Europe for example, have rendered any straightforward adoption of others’ models incongruous to its concerns. On the other hand, the programme’s […]