25 Feb

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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 […]

28 Jan

‘Nature is the Dummy’ essay by Douglas Spencer on metabolism, self-organisation and emergence in design

January 28, 2015

28 Jan

AALU Alfredo Ramirez and Eva Castro Interview for Beyond Urbanism Book

January 28, 2015

15 Jan

AALU Jose Alfredo Ramirez & Clara Oloriz in conversation with KERB Journal and Pierre Belanger

January 15, 2015

28 Oct

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Coastal Futures Issuu Publication

October 28, 2014

AA Landscape Urbanism Coastal Futures is the design thesis of Valeria Garcia and Yunya Tang: Abstract: The project examines contemporary flooding scenarios and the possibility to use coastal erosion and deposition through tidal creek land formations as productive spatial territories. By instrumentalising these landforms, we intend to radically change the economic conditions and future potential of coastal communities in South England.   explore the fullproject HERE

22 Oct

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AA Landscape Urbanism becomes MArch (16 months) & MSc (12 months) programme

October 22, 2014

The AA Landscape Urbanism programme is evolving! From 2015-2016 it will become an MArch (16 months) & MSc (12 months) programme. 2015/16 Academic Year – MSc* (12 months) / MArch* (16 months) Landscape Urbanism explores how the techniques, dynamics and discourses of landscape-based disciplines can be re-appropriated so as to ask fundamental questions about the contemporary city. It explores the ways in which the intersection of physical and social processes and dynamics of territorial formation generates new forms of urban typologies, governance and knowledge. The course combines material explorations of landscape evolution (facilitated by digital simulations) with the development of critical perspectives and studio work. For the 2015/16 academic year […]

17 Oct

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The Riparian Land-Shaping Machine Issuu Publication

October 17, 2014

The Riparian Land-Shaping Machine is the design thesis of Josine Lambert and Eugenio Darin. Abstract: Mountain landscapes have been subjected to a relentless conflict between conservative-picturesque attitudes and economic exploitation approaches. The project proposes a strategy that understands the river as a sediment management machine that choreographs newly manufactured riparian landscapes in order to put forward a decision-making mechanism to face the conflicting perspectives with existing social formations. Explore the full project HERE

02 Oct

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AA Landscape Urbanism Lecture Series on Geomorphology

October 2, 2014

All welcome to the AA Landscape Urbanism Lecture Series on Geomorphology 2014 starting next Tuesday 7th October at 14:00, Soft Room, Architectural Association: These lectures from experts in geomorphology will give an overview of existing methods and practices that describe the active processes shaping the landscape. These are intended to support the development and knowledge of the course in order to fabricate an understanding how these processes interact with human driven environments.   Geomorphology and Landscapes Andrew Goudie (Emeritus Professor of Geography at University of Oxford) 07 October 2014 14:00 PM Soft Room Architectural Association   What were the landscapes of the past like? What will landscapes look like in […]

17 Jun

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AALU BOOK, Critical Territories: From Academia to Praxis

June 17, 2014

AALU BOOK, Critical Territories: From Academia to Praxis Launch Wednesday 18th June London Please join us for  the launch of AA Landscape Urbanism Book, ‘Critical Territories: From Academia to Praxis’ edited by Eva Castro, Alfredo Ramirez, Eduardo Rico and Douglas Spencer in the AA Bookshop at 6.30pm on Wednesday 18th June 2014. Critical Territories records the current state of our practice, theory and teaching of Landscape Urbanism and its development in recent years. It describes the phases and processes through which we have arrived at a distinctive model of Landscape Urbanism and the movement, from academia to praxis, through which this has been achieved. To this end, Critical Territories opens […]

06 Jun

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AA LANDSCAPE URBANISM BOOK LAUNCH

June 6, 2014

The launch of the AA Landscape Urbanism ” Critical Territories: From Academia to Praxis” at the AA Bookshop will be announced shortly: Critical Territories records the current state of our practice, theory and teaching of Landscape Urbanism and its development in recent years. It describes the phases and processes through which we have arrived at a distinctive model of Landscape Urbanism and the movement, from academia to praxis, through which this has been achieved. To this end, Critical Territories opens with a series of contributions to the ongoing development of our theoretical perspectives before turning to elaborate, from within the academic framework of the Architectural Association, the work of our […]