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 […]
We are launching our new AA Landscape Urbanism website. It contains the new agenda “A Pan-European Atlas of Radical Cartographies” including the programme research developed over the last years as well as work by current students: http://landscapeurbanism.aaschool.ac.uk/ It also works as an AALU online resource and centralised all the social networks the programme is constantly updating. Have a look and please follow us on: Facebook,Twitter, Issuu, Blogger For the latest news, reviews, events, students thesis and articles and publications by staff and students.
Gabriela García de Cortázar On the Record Series: Landscape Urbanism Lecture Series Date: 6/3/2014 Time: 17:30:00 Venue: New Soft Room Catalogues, lists, inventories, indexes; atlases, models, maps, plans, diagrams, charts, graphs are all ways of recording what is out there, what cannot be seen with our insufficient vision, and what cannot be kept with our restricted memory. Maps are the preferred tool for recording things in space, and just as any other register, they act through selection, editions and naming – basically, description. This kind of linguistic capture necessarily encounters problems, and the talk will focus on three: issues of scope (what to capture, parts or wholes; what to describe, surfaces or structures), time […]
Please join us for Mid Term review of our work on generating an European Atlas of Radical Cartographies. The work is meant to generate a collective statement on alternatives to the current pan Euroepan Florence Convention on Landscape, focusing on design and interventions in specific territorial conditions across the entire geography of the continent. Architectural Association, Monday 10th Feb, 2PM, Room: 32 sfb
Martí Peran Series: Landscape Urbanism Early Event Date: 5/2/2014 Time: 17:00:00 Venue: Soft Room Running time: 0 mins In the context of the crisis of representation, (or in the context of the crisis of traditional cartography), this lecture considers, the need to establish a fresh foundation for cartography. The task of becoming cartographers implies a return to the possibility of deducing the value of territory and the ways of establishing a discourse with it, on the basis of experience. In this way, contemporary art could serve as a model. Martí Peran is a critic and curator and is also a faculty member of the University of Barcelona. A member of the editors team ofRoulotte, he […]
The year has started with the development of 2 workshops: Social Formationas and Landscript. They will be the backbone for this year students development. Keep track of the student’s work here and/or follow us in Twitter or Facebook
These are some of the results from a 7 day workshop of AA Landscape Urbanism students in Tottenham Hale, London, working on visions for the entire regeneration area and its connections to the Lea Valley and the Walthamstow reservoirs. The workshop was collaboration with Arup and the Haringey Council. Special Thanks to all the AALU cohort and Ignacio Lopez Buson and Costanza Maricardo for the help with the work. Equally we would like to thank Elad Eisenstein and Malcolm Smith from Arup for their comments and collaboration on the overall organisation of the event.
The lecture on 6 March 2013 presented the work of Groundlab, an emerging international practice of Landscape Urbanism. Groundlab was founded in 2008 and has been engaged in a number of large scale urban projects exploring Landscape Urbanism as a new mode of practice and as an alternative model to tackle the challenges posed by contemporary urban conditions.