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
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 […]
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
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
AA Landscape Urbanism set out to explore Territorial Landscapes accross Europe for its fieldtrip of 2014: The Curonian Spit sand-dunes, Riparian Landscape in the Alps, Po Delta, the Elbe River Floodplains, and Southern UK flood-risk coast as part of the ongoing Atlas of radical cartographies accross Europe. Photos by Anastasia Kotenko and Niki Kakali, Valeria Garcia, Ariadna Weisshaar, Simranjit Kaur, Anji Han,Yi-Chun Kuo, Josine Lambert, Eugenio Darin, Fernando Blanco, Shruthi Padmanabhan and Yunya Tang: .
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.
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 […]