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Taiwan ProjectTaichung, Taiwan
Saturday 23 March – Wednesday 3 April 2013
How is Taiwan transforming? How to re-imagine the inhabited territories of Taiwan and sustain its economy? What are the conditions of operation in a politically invisible location? How does architecture interact with its complex material structures and emerging non-state polities?
These are questions that the Taiwan Project addresses by investigating how architectural intelligence can be deployed to transform the territorial structure of Taiwan at a time of deep economic, social, environmental and institutional change.
Cities and territories are dynamic systems in evolution, where individual projects and initiatives interact with large scale form-generating processes, shaping a complex set of relations between material structures and human organisations. The contemporary construction of the Taiwanese territory is connected to global cycles of economic development, industrial organisations, international institutions and non-local agents, as well as to the resilient forms of its societies and specific spaces. Taiwan is today undergoing a turnover in its complex history, where transformations in space are promoted both from beneath and from above the state: individuals, corporations, associations, NGOs, international organisations and geopolitical actors are forming a new field of forces that redirects its evolution.
The Taiwan Project researches how architecture interacts with these political and material processes, by combining rigorous spatial analysis and monitoring with radical visions for the future of Taiwan. Combining remote sensing technologies and cutting-edge design tools, students will work on experimental integrated plans for a cross section of the island of Taiwan. Focussing on the territories that stretch from the Taiwan Strait waters, with the strategic harbors and infrastructures, to the fragile high mountains above Taichung, students will interact with international and local practitioners and thinkers to re-imagine the metropolitan spaces of contemporary Taichung as a model for the larger Taiwan.
The deadline for applications is 22 March 2013. All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required for entry to Taiwan, and are advised to contact their home embassy early. After payment of fees, the AA School can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop.
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 and included in the fee, but students need to bring their own sleeping bags and mats. The accomodation is arranged at CMP PUJEN Foundation for Arts and Culture.
The workshop is open to current architecture and design students, phd candidates and young professionals worldwide.