Article on biodiversity, infrastructural space and Museography in the context of the Biomuseum Project and the expansion of the Panama Canal.
A multidisciplinary discussion questioning nature as infrastructure, as an aesthetic of extinction, as environmental graphics and propaganda.
Alessandra Ponte and Laurent Stalder Milieu, Environment, Umwelt
Six Visual Conventions
With Emanuel Baizán, Sofía Chaves, Juan Leiva, Daniel Quirós and Jeremy Salazar.
A visual research project on conventions of trailers made by architecture students in their design unit.
A documentation of human and non-human relations: fungi, termites, raccoons, chemicals (some toxic), layers of paint, plants, furniture and architecture.
Hannah M. Martin: Ways of Seeing on a Dying Planet.
What positions are possible, imaginable and potential for architecture and worldmaking, taking into account physical and digital, geographic and racialised, global and planetary conditions of the contemporary? Implicit in this interrogation is the agency of architecture.
Invited Scholars and writers:
Tania López Winkler (2020)
Carla Pravissani (2020)
Andrea Ballestero (2019)
Maria Susana Grijalva (2020)
Jenifer Montes Murcia (2020)
Natalia Salas (2020)
Luis Chaves (2019, 2018)
Keller Easterling (2017)
Yoshiharu Tsukamoto (2015)
Enrique Walker (2013, 2015)
Pablo Hernández (2014)
Dennis Arias (2014)
Mark Cousins (2013)
Profaning Architectural Rendering:
Experimental exercises, with montage and architectural rendering, on projects made in design studio.
Invited scholars and artists:
In the context of studies on contemporary visuality, the article assesses critical modalities of relationship between the contemporary architectural image and its political potential.
How do planetary scale and notions of incommensurability inform artistic practice and research?
Workshop in Southeast University Nanjing 南京大学 建学院, China.
What does it mean to design in section? What does it mean to imagine the project with maps? To what challenges is the architectural project exposed by using diagrams? By employing rendering? Is the pixel a “threshold of visibility”? These are some of the questions that this seminar poses. To discuss them, we will work with texts, architectural projects, and works of art.
AA Visiting School Mexico City.
As an approach to the issue of architectural knowledge and representation, this workshop will draw on the images of photojournalist Enrique Metinides, who from 1946 to 1993 photographed crimes and accidents across Mexico City. The city caught in the sidelong glance of the lens over a span of 50 years offers an alternative reading: a montage of the city observed in its contingencies. What traces, what forms of the city, do these images inhabit? What kinds of cities is it possible to see in them? What do they articulate about Mexico City?
AA Visiting School Atitlan Lake, Guatemala.
We explored the lake by conducting a range of activities: we interviewed local people to get specific information; we flew drones, took aerial photos, and made videos; we learned how to get 3D models from them and we downloaded, visualized, and analyze data from different sources using GIS. In summary, we gained different insights into the lake and its physical and social environment with the aim of eventually working on diverse visions for the future of the lake, crystalized in the production of a number of short videos.
Currently I am exploring with graduate students (UCR Master of Arts Programme) how planetary scale and notions of incommensurability inform artistic practice and thought. With undergraduate students (UCR School of Architecture) I am exploring building inhabitation in human and more-than-human relations.
I have also analyzed with students how architectural rendering and trailers shapes the architectural project in design studio.
Profaning Architectural Rendering Booklet.
Six Visual Conventions Video.