Lyngør 'A Pier is a Lock and Key' by AAVS Lyngør participant, Sami Yucel.

Lyngør

The Island Reader

Friday 26 July – Monday 12 August 2019

To Read – an act of gathering knowledge through surveying, recording and interpreting
A Reader – an individual take, an outsider’s gaze
The Reader - an alternative archive of recordings and translations made over time

AAVS Lyngør is an intensive workshop focused on developing forms of alternative preservation by drawing the relationship between construction and context. Challenging the idea of preservation as a conservative practice, AAVS Lyngør addresses the question of how to maintain local heritage while allowing for change.

Lyngør has remained, on the surface, an untouched nineteenth-century village. Like many other villages along the Norwegian coast, a decline in permanent residency has seen tourism replace industry - largely underplaying the operative infrastructural nature of the local built environment.

Employing the survey as an instrumental tool of the architect, students use their outsider´s gaze to interrogate what is deemed authentic in Lyngør. Working closely with the local community, AAVS Lyngør records existing forms construction on the island, while engaging with the cultural, political and social history of the site. The eclectic array of surveys produced over the last years are brought together in the Island Reader, an alternative archive of the history, topography and the architecture of the island.

AAVS Lyngør is a collaboration with Oslo School of Architecture and Design. The Island Reader is a project shared through a series of talks and events about the preservation and future potential of the island, building a critical discourse around the heritage of coastal communities in Norway.

Applications

1) You can make an application by completing the online application found under 'Links and Downloads' on the AA Visiting School page. If you are not able to make an online application, email visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk for instructions to pay by bank transfer.

2) Once you complete the online application and make a full payment, you are registered to the programme. A CV or a portfolio is not required.
The deadline for applications is the 15 July 2019

All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required, 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.

Location
Lyngør Island, Norway

Fees

The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £1200 per participant, which includes a £60 visiting membership fee and accommodation in Lyngør. If you are already a member, the total fee will be reduced automatically by £60 by the online payment system. 
 
Flights to Oslo, accommodation in Oslo, transportation and food are not included. 
Students need to bring their own laptops, digital equipment and model making tools. Please ensure equipment is covered by insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen.

Eligibility 
The programme is open to participants from a range of backgrounds, including current architecture and art students, phd candidates and young professionals. Places are limited, and offered at the discretion of the Programme Heads. Please contact lyngor@aaschool.ac.uk for further information.

Biographies

Amandine Kastler is an architect based between London and Oslo who established her own studio in 2015. Amandine worked at OMA/AMO Rotterdam on the Hermitage Masterplan before joining David Chipperfield Architects in 2010. Amandine teaches at the AA and the Oslo School of Architecture and Design, along with tutoring at several institutions. Amandine studied at the AA, graduating with Honours in 2010. Her work has been exhibited and published internationally, and she has been awarded several international prizes including the RIBA Bronze Medal.

Erlend Skjeseth is an Oslo based architect and graduated from the Architectural Association in 2010 after studying Art History at the University of Oslo. Erlend’s student work focused on the materiality of the city and alternative programming of dense urban sites. He has previous experience from working at David Chipperfield Architects and AOC in London, with emphasis on working on civic and cultural buildings in historically sensitive contexts. Erlend currently works for Jarmund/Vigsnæs Architects in Oslo. Projects include the new government area of Oslo and experimental timber constructions in various scales.

Daniel Simon Ayat is an artist and writer based in New York City. His work addresses the processes of the political, the aesthetics of public hygiene, and the everyday in the modern era. From 2016 to 2018, he was a visiting assistant professor in Humanities and Media Studies at the Pratt Institute School of Architecture. He has conducted research on the history of infrastructure and sewerage technology. He has also studied the development of public toilet networks in Paris and New York, the place of the agricultural hinterland in the social imagination, as well as the value of waste and the junk aesthetic in contemporary art practices. 



Contacts

Programme Heads
Amandine Kastler 
Erlend Skjeseth

Head of Visiting School

Christopher Pierce

T +44 20 7887 4014
F +44 20 7414 0782
visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk


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