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 […]

28 Feb

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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 […]

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 […]

13 Jan

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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

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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 […]

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 […]

16 Feb

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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 […]