Posts Tagged ‘ Symposium of the Ideal Spaces Working Group ’

From Smart City to Urban Digi-Doomsaying

Dez 21st, 2018 | By | Category: Ideal Spaces, Spatial concepts, Topics

Creating a counterpoint to commonplace imaginaries of the smart city as a utopian space where all prob-lems are solved through digital optimization of the socio-cultural status-quo, Dani Ploeger’s public artwork Post-Apocalypse Smart City Lagoon uses an icon of smart city ideology – the QR code – to invoke visions beyond the impending catastrophe of techno-consumer culture. Drawing from Jean-Pierre Dupuy’s concept of enlightened doomsaying, QR codes on public trash cans across Venice lead to immersive digital videos that show the Venetian Lagoon after the water has risen and only floating trash cans remain.



Open Spaces in Time: Kairos as Design for Rebuilding Memory Sites

Dez 21st, 2018 | By | Category: Ideal Spaces, Spatial concepts, Topics

Amphibia, the 2012 proposal by AGC Concepts Architects to repurpose the site of the former Tejas Verdes prison camp in Chile, is a hybrid and fluid memorial space that allows for a kairotic ecoethics in the country’s postdictatorial landscape.



Garden City of Tel Aviv

Dez 19th, 2018 | By | Category: Ideal Spaces, Spatial concepts, Topics

A paper is based on the presentation for Artificial Natures Symposium held by Ideal Spaces Working Group in Venice 2018. Introducing one of the ‘Worlds’ of the Ideal Spaces project – the idealized “White Garden City of Tel Aviv,” the paper outlines the linkages between the planned geometry and the intended exemplary successful City of modernized Hebrew culture; the dreams of its prominent planners; the urban, landscape, and architectural solutions, developed to perfect the functional and aesthetic qualities of the inhabited environment of the ‘old-new land’.



Ibirapuera

Dez 19th, 2018 | By | Category: Ideal Spaces, Spatial concepts, Topics

A paper is based on the presentation for Artificial Natures Symposium held by Ideal Spaces Working Group in Venice 2018. It describes an unimplemented project proposed by Brazilian landscape architect Roberto Burle Marx (1909–1994) for Ibirapuera Park in São Paulo. Within the topic of the Symposium the paper focuses on those features of the project, which characterize Burle Marx as a prominent participant of the movement, aimed to create a new cultural space of Brasilidade. The project “Ibirapuera“ was to sum up Burle Marx’s achievements in creating landscapes both artificial and artistic, rich with links to the wild nature of Brazil, its native cultural substrate, the Latin European legacy.



Parks

Dez 19th, 2018 | By | Category: Ideal Spaces, Spatial concepts, Topics

A paper is based on the presentation for Artificial Natures Symposium held by Ideal Spaces Working Group in Venice 2018. It addresses a phenomenology of parks, making several short stops in the journey through some outstanding human-created landscapes. The sites, the Artificial Natures or ‘Worlds’ out of different times and places, are arranged in a sequence, where each World has a link with the others. Among such links some metaphysical concepts, spatial layouts, social building through reconstruction of Nature, and a discourse of vision and power are mentioned.



The return to nature in the Austrian radicial thinking: the case of Gunther Domenig

Dez 7th, 2018 | By , , and | Category: Ideal Spaces, Spatial concepts, Topics

This paper discusses the inclusion of nature in the utopian vision of the radical movements of the 60s and 70s. In particular, it presents the Austrian radicals as the first and main supporters towards the aforementioned tendency. The introduction of nature in the built environment is a feature of Austrian radicalism since its first generation which includes authors such as Raimund Abraham, Walter Pichler, Hans Hollein and Gunther Domenig. The latter is taken here presented as the main representative of this current on the architectonic scale. Three of his works are described in the text to represent three different declinations of this trend towards biomimicry.



Into(x) the Wild. The Anthropogenic Landscape: How the Human Shapes Nature

Dez 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Ideal Spaces, Spatial concepts, Topics

In the contemporary context of the Anthropocene, the relationship between humans and nature should be redefined. Taking into consideration how capitalist industries, natural resources overexploitation, economic and social processes are shaping the landscape, “Into(x) the Wild” aims to draw a parallel between cleaning the interior and polluting the exterior.



A Future-Oriented Preservation

Dez 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Ideal Spaces, Spatial concepts, Topics

This exhibition features two projects that focus on the relevance and role of architectural preservation and adaptive re-use. The author looks at two case study projects in the USA – one a historic former prison on the east coast, and one a traditional Native American community in the south-west – and argues for a preservation focused on contemporary issues and social relevance rather than on a specific period of historical significance.



A Field Guide to Artificial Nature(s); Or, the Evolving Literary Ecology of the Temporary Autonomous Zone

Dez 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Ideal Spaces, Spatial concepts, Topics

‘The Literary Field Guide’ analyzes any .txt file and provides a breakdown of the text’s weather, climate, geographic features, flora, and fauna, in the style of a U.S. National Park Service brochure. As a teaching tool, the Guide creates a site and sense of engagement between the viewer and a complex literary ecology. As a provocation, it creates data visualizations of literary landscapes in hopes of calling attention to the artificial and constructed natures of all such visualizations.



Challenges creating Artificial Natures

Dez 7th, 2018 | By | Category: Ideal Spaces, Spatial concepts, Topics

Our work on the exhibition ‘Artificial Natures’ at the Architecture Biennale 2018 in Venice had its challenges. Our responsibility was the creation of the main 3d worlds, for projection onto the ‘Triptych’ and the ‘Arcades’.

The focus is on five points that all heavily influenced the project development and understanding of dynamics in interdisciplinary teams in a creative process.



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