OttawaPost-Industrial Landscapes, Azrieli School of Architecture, Carleton University
Friday 5 – Saturday 13 July 2013
Set within the context of a post-industrial era, we find ourselves venturing through the Canadian wilderness of Gatineau Park, walking in the footsteps of industrial alchemist Thomas ‘Carbide’ Willson. Within this natural blossom lie the ruins of his former empire, the decaying heart of industrialisation and manufacturing in a factory that never fully materialised.
The course will explore 3D devices that can scan the unnatural post-industrial landscapes in an attempt to fuse the accidental qualities of discovery – such as Willson’s trial and error of calcium carbide – with the mathematical precision of laser-scanned environments. Students will form their own architectural ‘carbide’, a fusion of scans and digital modelling to generate a landscape that materialises from Willson’s place of decay into a new architectural ground.
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The deadline for applications is 20th June 2013. All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required. After payment of fees, the AA can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop. A portfolio or CV is not required, only the online application form and payment.
The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £695 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting Membership. If you are already a member, the total fee will be reduced automatically by £60 by the online payment system. Fees are non refundable
Fees do not include flights.Students need to bring their own laptops and digital equipment. Please ensure this equipment is covered by your own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen at the workshop.
Accommodation is provided in the halls of residence of Carleton University on the campus but is not included in the fees of the summerschool. Breakfast included, the projected cost is 360 $ CAN per person for the entire stay.
The workshop is open to current architecture and design students, phd candidates and young professionals.