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NEXT Shortlisted – World Architecture Festival Inaugural Research Prize

Combinazioni, 2012, Tullio Pericoli, Olio su tela, 40×40 cm

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

With great pleasure we announce that our new project: NEXT EXTREME (Constructed Natures and the Architecture of Extremes) has been selected in the shortlisted projects for the WAF World Architecture Festival, in the category: Water Research Prize.

The WAF Research Programme has been launched to promote the ideas highlighted in the WAFX Manifesto, marking the first ten years of WAF. The manifesto identified key challenges architects will need to address over the next ten years, comprising Water; Climate, Energy and Carbon; Ageing and Health; Re-use; Smart City Technology; Power and Justice; Cultural Identity; Ethics and values; Building Technology and Virtual Worlds.

The first of these categories open for entries is WATER, supported by WAF headline partner GROHE. The WAF Research Programme will reward first-class thought leadership, innovation and research initiatives.

Paul Finch, Programme Director of World Architecture Festival commented: “Water scarcity, security and resilience are acutely pressing issues across the world, and innovative, forward-looking design solutions are vital in addressing them. “We had an amazing response from architects and universities when we launched the prize. Most of the 60 proposals we received featured interesting and innovative ideas, and the shortlist of 12 are exceptional, as is the geographical spread of the entries.”

NEXT has the objective of developing a new set of design principles following a reconceptualisation of the field of infrastructure and environment in planning, engineering and design that are responsive to new societal, economic and environmental conditions.

Having the focus on the ground as resource and design space, NEXT aims at researching the spatial, societal, economic and environmental impacts of new constructed natures as the most essential infrastructural strategy supporting earth systems rehabilitation and a revised notion of urbanisation. Specifically NEXT will focus on plantation and cultivation as a large-scale infrastructural project and as a strategy of carbon mitigation/ adaptation/ compensation along with the formation of economies that rely on the material stream’s management of these new ecological zones.

It thus explores the architecture and cultivation of regional land/waterscapes—as a novel/ possible approach to infrastructure and public works

The project emphasis on the development of two interlocking tracks:

  1. (Space) Regionalization as reterritorialization aims at showing the spatial impact of the intensification of new paired programs and functions in the region’s mosaic.
  2. (Time) Synchronization of landscape change (i.e. nature dynamics), climate, and urban programming.

NEXT is coordinated by A+BE: Delta Urbanism (Urban Design Theory & Methods, Environmental Technology & Design, Landscape Architecture).

Project leader: Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin; Principal Investigator: Filippo LaFleur

Seminar on the Paraná Delta

 


Thursday, October 11th
15:00 – 17:00 hs
TUDelft, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment
Room U

The Paraná Delta is a heterogeneous and relatively ‘wild’ territory in Argentina which covers around 22.000 km2. The delta is subjected to increasing pressures resulting from climate change as well as from urban development of the Metropolitan Area of Buenos Aires and other cities along the edges of the delta. Veronica Zagare, urban planner from Buenos Aires, will discuss the future of this delta with experts from Deltares, involved in the Paraná delta as consultants.

Program:
(see here the Seminar invitation)

15.00 Welcome by Prof. Han Meyer, moderator

15.10 Presentation on the Paraná Delta, by Verónica Zagare.

15:30 Presentation on the cooperation project between the Netherlands and Argentina. Deltares team.

16.00 a 17.00 hs. Round Table

Free entrance for Delta Alliance community, Deltares team, TU-Delft PhD- and MSc students involved in delta planning issues, and other interested people.

In collaboration with Delta Alliance and Deltares.

Transitional Territories – MSc3 Lecture Series: The North Sea

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Transitional Territories Graduation Studio 2018-2019
North Sea: Landscapes of Coexistence
Altered Natures and the Architecture of Extremes

— MSc3 Lecture Series Research Module: The North Sea
25th September – 29th October.
Curated/ convened by prof.ir. Dirk Sijmons and dr.arch. Taneha K. Bacchin / under the framework of MVI North Sea Energy Lab

Seascape
September 25, 2018
08:45 – 10:45
BK Faculty – Classroom C
·      Taneha K. Bacchin, TUDelft, ‘Sea’
·      Han Meyer, TUDelft, ‘Lowland’

Ecology
October 2, 2018
09:30 – 11:30
TPM Faculty – Classroom H
·      Kim Cohen, University of Utrecht, ‘The paleogeographical history of the North Sea’
·      Tinka Murk, WUR, Marine Animal Ecology, ‘Sketch of the current marine ecological system and perspectives’

Energy
October 9, 2018
09:30 – 11:30
TPM Faculty – Classroom H
·      Dirk Sijmons, TUDelft / H+N+S Landscape Architects, ‘The energy transition and its spatial implications’
·      Ernst van Zuijlen, Director of Windwerk, ‘The deployment of Offshore wind’

Protein
October 16
09:30 – 11:30
TPM Faculty – Classroom H
·      Eelco Leemans, ‘Fishery aspects of the North Sea’
·      Willem Brandenburg, WUR, ‘Marine aquaculture and protein production’

Planning and Policy
October 29
09:30 – 12:30
BK Faculty – Berlagezaal 1
·      Welcome of the Architecture Association School of Architecture, Diploma Unit 7  Fluid Territories: The North Sea. Studio Masters: Hamed Khosravi and Platon Issaias
·      Leo de Vrees, Ministry of Infrastructure and Environment, ‘(Inter)national North Sea policy’
·      Jan Matthijsen, Ed Dammers & Hans Elzenga, PBL Dutch Environmental Assessment Agency, ‘The Future of the North Sea’

* The lecture series program is open to the public.

 

Transitional Territories Studio
North Sea: Landscapes of Coexistence

Studio Leader:
dr.arch. Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin
Guest Professor:
prof.ir. Dirk Sijmons
Researcher:
ir. Filippo laFleur

Instructors/ Mentors:
Architecture & Urbanism
dr.arch.
Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin
Architecture
arch.
Stefano Milani
dr.arch.
Nicola Marzot
Urbanism
dr.
Fransje Hooimeijer
dr. Diego Carmona Sepulveda
dr.arch. Luisa Calabrese
Landscape Architecture
dr.ir.
Inge Bobbink
arch.
Denise Piccinini
dr. Daniele Cannatella
Building Technology
ir. Sjap Holst
Water Management
ir. Geert van der Meulen
Policy Analysis
dr. Jos Timmermans

Scales and subjects:
Territory
Infrastructure
Landscape
Ground
Body

Studio Themes:
State of Exception
New biopolitical order of the North Sea: ecology, energy, protein
Infrastructural Form
Where architecture, city, and territory meet
Fourth Nature
The rise of landscape as counter economy
The Last Lands
The architecture of the fluid ground

Graduation Days – D-i Studio 2017-2018

Delta Interventions Studio 2017-2018
North Sea: Landscapes of Coexistence
Transitional Spaces, Infrastructure and Power


Closing the year with an extraordinary feeling of pride of this beautiful group of architects, urbanists, landscape architect and water manager. For all their dedication and work, addressing the complexity of issues, the transcalarity, and the interdisciplinary approach proposed by our study.
— Delta Interventions (Transitional Territories) Studio Team

— Link to Studio Booklet

Ailsa Craigen

Aikaterina Myserli

Geert van der Meulen

Yelin Zhang

Jie Wang

Deniz Üstem

Jan Michael Cyganski

Xiaoyue Hu

Junzhong Chen

Fathima Nafeesa Hamza

Alexandra Farmazon

Wenxin Jin

Ye Hu

Joanna Kosowicz

Niroopa

Gerben van den Oever

Neil Moncrieff

Malou Visser | Qing Ma | Shaoning Wu

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Students:
Architecture
Ailsa Craigen/ Deniz Üstem/ Efrain Fajardo Ibarra/ Elise van Herwaarden/ Fathima Nafeesa Hamza/ Gerben van den Oever/ Joanna Kosowicz/ Julia Holtland/ Karlijn Scholtens/ Mihai Turtoi/ Xiaoyue Hu

Urbanism
Aikaterina Myserli / Alexandra Farmazon/ Jan Michael Cyganski/ Jie Wang/ Junzhong Chen/ Neil Moncrieff/ Niroopa/ Qing Ma/ Shaoning Wu/ Ye Hu/ Yelin Zhang/ Yi-Chuan Huang/ Wenxin Jin

Landscape Architecture
Malou Visser

Water Management
Geert van der Meulen

Instructors/ Mentors:
Architecture & Urbanism
dr.ir.
Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin
dr.ir. Hamed Khosravi
Architecture
ir. Stefano Milani

dr.ir.
Nicola Marzot
Urbanism
dr.
Fransje Hooimeijer
dr. Diego Carmona Sepulveda
ir. Kristel Aalbers
ir. Filippo laFleur
Landscape Architecture
dr.ir.
Inge Bobbink
dr. Steffen Nijhuis
ir.
Denise Piccinini
Building Technology
ir. Sjap Holst

Studio Leaders:
dr.arch. Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin
dr.arch. Hamed Khosravi

Landscapes of Coexistence – the day in Pictures

Landscapes of Coexistence
One-day Symposium and Exhibition
End-of-the-year Event
July 12, 2018

The symposium was organised by the
Delta Interventions Graduation Studio 2017-2018 — North Sea: Landscapes of Coexistence
as part of Delta Urbanism Interdisciplinary Research Programme / DIMI Delft Deltas, Infrastructure & Mobility Initiative.

The day aimed at celebrating the conclusion of a year-long graduation studio focusing on an interdisciplinary pedagogical project, wherein the method of research-by-design was employed to envision possible futures for the North Sea territory.

The Symposium had the presence of two distinguished guests reflecting on possible architectural, infrastructural and territorial approaches to the Sea. Parallel to the Symposium, the Exhibition installation displayed the outcomes of 26 graduation projects from the tracks of Architecture, Urbanism, Landscape Architecture, and Water Management.

Conveners
Dr. Arch. Hamed Khosravi
Dr. Arch. Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin

Guest Speakers/ Design Critics
Prof. Arch. Dirk Sijmons  H+N+S Landcape Architects / TUDelft / North Sea Lab
Dr. Arch. Platon Issaias  Royal College of Art, School of Architecture, London

Curators
Delta Interventions Graduation Studio

More information see:
North Sea Landscapes of Coexistence – Final Symposium
D-i 2017-2018 North Sea: Landscapes of Coexistence

North Sea Landscapes of Coexistence – Final Symposium

North Sea: Landscapes of Coexistence 2017-2018 Graduation Studio Projects location.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delta Interventions Graduation Studio 2017-2018 — North Sea: Landscapes of Coexistence
Delta Urbanism Interdisciplinary Research Programme

Presents:
One-day Symposium and Exhibition 

North Sea Landscapes of Coexistence
Transitional Spaces, Infrastructure, and Power

12th July 2018
13:30 – 17:30
Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment, TU Delft
Berlagezaal 1&2

“Only if we place ourselves inside this world will we be able to recognise as one particular arrangement the choice of existents and their ways of connecting that we call Nature/Culture and that has served for a long time to format our collective understanding (…). Ecology clearly is not the interruption of nature into public space but the end of “nature” as a concept that would allow us to sum up our relations to the world and pacify them. What makes us ill, justifiably, is the sense that Old Regime is coming to an end. The concept of “nature” now appears as a truncated, simplified, exaggeratedly moralistic, excessively polemical, and prematurely political version of the otherness of the world to which we must open ourselves if we are not to become collectively mad – alienated. Following the Western understanding, “nature” has made the world uninhabitable. (Therefore) the operation comes down to reopening the two canonical questions: what existents have been chosen, and what forms of existence have been preferred?”

 *Excerpt from ‘Facing Gaia – Eight Lectures on the New Climate Regime’ by Bruno Latour published Polity Press, 2017

 

Conveners:
Dr. Arch. Hamed Khosravi
Dr. Arch. Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin

Curatorial team:
Geert van der Meulen
Elise van Herwaarden
Gerben van den Oever
Neil Moncrieff
Alexandra Farmazon
Aikaterina Myserli
Ailsa Craigen
(Delta Interventions Graduation Studio)

Programme:

13:30
Welcome by Dr. Taneha K. Bacchin and Dr. Hamed Khosravi
Delta Interventions Studio Leaders (Delta Urbanism Research Group), TU Delft
Short Studio Introduction by Dr. Taneha K. Bacchin

13:40
Opening Lecture by Dr. Platon Issaias
Ecologies of Existence
Royal College of Art, School of Architecture, London

14:00
Short Pitches Graduation Projects Delta Interventions Graduation Studio 2017-2018
Projects divided into 4 Groups, according to 4 geographies:

1. NL North-West Coast, Wadden Sea
2. NL South-West Coast, Dutch-Flemish Delta

14:45
Intermezzo by Dr. Hamed Khosravi
Landscapes of Coexistence

15:00
Short Break

15:15
3. Norway South-West Coast
4. UK South-East Coast, Thames Estuary

15:45
Discussions and final reflections
Moderated by Dr. Hamed Khosravi

16:30
Closing Lecture by Prof. Dirk Sijmons
2050 An Energetic  Odyssey / Seascape Architecture
H+N+S Landscape Architects / North Sea Lab / TUDelft

17:00
Final Remarks / Discussion around the exhibition tables

17:30
Closing



Talks:

“Ecologies of Existence – Architecture and Modes of Living”
Ecologies of living bring together material, environmental, technical, social and mental domains. To think ecologically is not so much a matter of protecting existing ecologies, but more importantly, a matter of generating conditions for different ones to emerge and affirm themselves. Only on these terms can a properly ecological project take place.

— Dr. Platon Issaias is an architect. He studied architecture in Thessaloniki, Greece and he holds an MSc from Columbia University and a PhD from TU Delft. His thesis investigated the recent history of planning in Athens and the link between conflict, urban management and architectural form. His research interests explore architecture in relation to the politics of labour, law and social reform. Prior to the RCA, he taught at the Berlage Institute/Rotterdam and since 2012 at the MArch Urban Design at the Bartlett. Platon lectures in Greece and internationally, and his research has been published in many occasions, among others in DOMUS, Quaderns and the catalogues of the Greek entries in the 13th and the 14th Venice Architectural Biennale. He is the co-author of the book The City as a Project, published in autumn 2013 by Ruby Press, Berlin, edited by Pier Vittorio Aureli. In the summer of 2014, he participated in the 14th Venice Architectural Biennale with the collective project Mechanism of Suspension, which was exhibited at the Greek Pavilion and the Acropolis Museum in Athens.

“2050 An Energetic Odyssey / Seascape Architecture”
2050 – An Energetic Odyssey is a research by design on the possibilities, opportunities, and spatial implications of the realisation of large-scale harvesting, transportation and storage of renewable energy sources on and around the North Sea. This project demonstrates the role the North Sea could play in meeting the globally agreed two-degree target. The project seeks to conceptualise a new development strategy where meaningful and productive connections between Ecology, Energy and Proteins (Ecologie, Eiwitten & Energie) are designed, thus maximazing broad societal gain in the long run.

— Prof. Dirk Sijmons, landscape architect, studied at Delft University of Technology. He worked at the Nature Conservation unit of the Ministry of Culture, Recreation and Social work from 1977 until 1981. From 1981 until 1984 he was head of the strategic policy development and research coordination unit of the Ministry of Agriculture, Nature Management and Fisheries. From 1984 until 1990 he was head of the Landscape Architecture Department of the Dutch Forestry Commission. From 1990 until 1993 he was coordinator of the Landscape Architecture study programme of the Academy of Architecture in Amsterdam. In 1990 he was one of the three founders of H+N+S Landscape Architects. In 2004 Dirk Sijmons was appointed Dutch Government Advisor on Landscape. He received the prestigious Edgar Doncker award in 2007 for his contribution to Dutch culture. From 2008 until 2015 Sijmons was professor of Environmental Design at Delft University of Technology. In 2014 he was the chief curator of IABR ‘Urban by Nature’. In 2017 he received the prestigious premier award for Landscape Architecture, the IFLA – Sir Geoffrey Jellicoe Award – the highest honourable carrier prize for contribution in the field of Landscape Architecture.



Delta Interventions Graduation Studio 2017-2018

Students
Architecture
Ailsa Craigen/ Deniz Üstem/ Efrain Fajardo Ibarra/ Elise van Herwaarden/ Fathima Nafeesa Hamza/ Gerben van den Oever/ Joanna Kosowicz/ Julia Holtland/ Karlijn Scholtens/ Mihai Turtoi/ Xiaoyue Hu
Urbanism
Aikaterina Myserli / Alexandra Farmazon/ Jan Michael Cyganski/ Jie Wang/ Junzhong Chen/ Neil Moncrieff/ Niroopa/ Qing Ma/ Shaoning Wu/ Ye Hu/ Yelin Zhang/ Yi-Chuan Huang/ Wenxin Jin
Landscape Architecture
Malou Visser
Water Management
Geert van der Meulen

Instructors/ Mentors
Architecture & Urbanism
dr.ir.
 Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin
dr.ir. Hamed Khosravi
Architecture
ir. Stefano Milani
 (Responsible Instructor for Architecture & Public Building)
dr.ir.
 Nicola Marzot
Urbanism
dr.
 Fransje Hooimeijer
dr. Diego Carmona Sepulveda
ir. Kristel Aalbers
ir. Filippo laFleur
Landscape Architecture
dr.ir.
 Inge Bobbink
dr. Steffen Nijhuis
ir. 
Denise Piccinini
Building Technology
ir. Sjap Holst

Student Assistant
Elise van Herwaarden

In collaboration with/ invited Design Critics
RCA Royal College of Art, London
AA School Architecture, London
UNESCO-IHE Institute for Water Education
Het Nieuwe Instituut

Joint Design Studio with
Dalhousie Architecture School – Halifax/ Canada

North Sea Landscapes of Coexistence. Exhibition. Delta Interventions Graduation Studio Final 2017-2018

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Delta Interventions Graduation Studio 2017-2018 — North Sea: Landscapes of Coexistence
Delta Urbanism Interdisciplinary Research Programme
DIMI Deltas, Infrastructure & Mobility Initiative

Presents:
Final Studio Exhibition 

North Sea Landscapes of Coexistence
Transitional Spaces, Infrastructure, and Power

22nd – 27th June 2018
Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment, TU Delft
BK-Expo
Opening : 22nd June, 16:00 – 17:00

That sea forever starting and re-starting
Paul Valery, The Graveyard By The Sea (1920)

The Sea is home to nomadic populations of humans and animals; a millennial stage for exploration, a source of food and life– and a contested space. While the seamless sea and the boundless skies deceive us as infinite spaces, they are submitted to international laws, social, political, and economic dynamics, along with the intrinsic laws of nature.
Migrant Journal, No.3 – Flowing Grounds | Papercut (2017)

Historically, the North Sea has been a contested territory. While bordering the mainland Europe it has been often turned into a platform for geopolitical affairs with the UK as well as the Nordic countries. Such strategic role has manifested itself in various military, religious, economic, and social ties and divides, which has consequently made the North Sea a confliction common ground. The ongoing refugee crisis or the Brexit are only very recent examples of such a long history. As a result, the sea is not seen anymore a periphery of Europe but rather a central territory and a point of departure through which the idea of Europe would be defined or challenged. Therefore, in the North Sea: Landscapes of Coexistence Studio we celebrated these controversial aspects of the sea, not anymore as an extra-territorial space and a limit to the land, but rather as the main point an autonomous entity through which the political, environmental, economic and societal questions could be addressed. In this way any spatial proposition, whether landscape, urban or architectural, was challenged and revisited through the lens of the North Sea as a referenced territory for new spatial interventions. Students were encouraged to redefine the role of the territory of the sea and particularly its land borders/ coastal cities, addressing the complex, yet not so visible, spatial, juridical, environmental and geopolitical natures of the North Sea for the design of spatial interventions that are informed by climate adaptation and clean energy futures.

The exhibition displays the outcomes of a year-long research design graduation studio on the North Sea as Landscapes of Coexistence, focusing on its transitional spaces, infrastructure, and power.

Instructors/ Mentors:
Architecture & Urbanism
dr.ir.
Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin
dr.ir. Hamed Khosravi
Architecture
ir. Stefano Milani

dr.ir.
Nicola Marzot
Urbanism
dr.
Fransje Hooimeijer
dr. Diego Carmona Sepulveda
ir. Kristel Aalbers
ir. Filippo laFleur
Landscape Architecture
dr.ir.
Inge Bobbink
dr. Steffen Nijhuis
ir.
Denise Piccinini
Building Technology
ir. Sjap Holst

Studio Leaders:
dr.arch. Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin
dr.arch. Hamed Khosravi

Exhibition Curators:
Geert van der Meulen
Elise van Herwaarden
Gerben van den Oever
Alexandra Farmazon
Katerina Myserli
Neil Moncrieff
Ailsa Craigen
(Delta Interventions Graduation Studio)

 

 

 

Symposium Fluid Territories: Landscapes, Labour, and Logistics. ‘The Port and the Fall of Icarus’ for ‘Work, Body, Leisure’ Venice Architecture Biennale 2018 –

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Fluid Territories: Landscapes, Labour, and Logistics
Thursday, June 14th 2018 — 13:30 – 18:00
Aula Ex-Biblioteca/ Aula Tafuri — Palazzo Badoer, School of Doctorates, IUAV University of Venice
Venice, Italy

Within the framework of the extended programme of the Dutch pavilion, ‘Work, Body, Leisure’ curated by Marina Otero Verzier at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia 2018, the project ‘The Port and the Fall of Icarus’ organizes a one-day symposium as a moment of reflection on the interlinks and interdependencies between labour, logistics, landscape and the territory of port-city-regions.

The symposium ‘Fluid Territories – Landscapes, Labour, and Logistics’ will be held on June 14th 2018, from 13:30 to 18:00 at the Palazzo Badoer, School of Doctorates, Università IUAV di Venezia.

The symposium is open to the public.

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Program
Fluid Territories – Landscapes, Labour, and Logistics

10:00 – 12:30
Guided tour to the Dutch Pavillon in the Giardini of the Biennale, and to the Installation in Riva dei Sette Martiri

13:30 – 13:45
Introduction
Hamed Khosravi, Taneha K. Bacchin, Filippo LaFleur
Section Urban Design, Delta Urbanism, Department of Urbanism, TU Delft;
Exhibitors at the Extended Programme of the Dutch Pavillon

13:45 – 14:00
Maria Chiara Tosi
Associate Professor of Urban Planning & Design, Università IUAV di Venezia

14:00 – 14:25
Han Meyer
Emeritus Professor of Urban Design Theory & Methods, TUDelft

14:25 – 14:50
Guido Zucconi
Professor of History of Architecture, Università IUAV di Venezia

14:50 – 15:15
Lori Tavasszy
Professor in Freight and Logistics, Transport Infrastructure and Logistics, TU Delft; LDE Centre for Metropolis and Mainports

15:15 – 15:30
Break

15:30 – 15:55
Antonio Revedin
Director of Strategic Planning and Development, North Adriatic Sea Port Authority, Port of Venice; President Cruise and Ferry Port Network, European Sea Ports Organisation

15:55 – 16:20
Carola Hein
Professor and Head of History of Architecture and Urban Planning, TU Delft; LDE Centre for Metropolis and Mainports

16:20 – 16:45
Paola Viganò
Professor of Urban Planning & Design, Università IUAV di Venezia

16:45 – 17:00
Break

17:00 – 18:00
Final discussion

Moderated by:

Marcel Hertogh
Professor and Head of the research group Infrastructure Design and Management of Civil iInfrastructures, TUDelft; Chairman of TUDelft DIMI Delft Deltas, Infrastructure and Mobility Initiative

 

Agenda Items
Fluid Territories – Landscapes, Labour, and Logistics

Agenda Het Nieuwe Instituut – Work, Body, Leisure. Dutch Pavilion – Venice Architecture Biennale 2018

Agenda/ Press Release IUAV University of Venice

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The Port and the Fall of Icarus
The project, ideated by Hamed Khosravi, Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin, and Filippo LaFleur, is composed of four complementary components: an installation inside the Dutch Pavilion with fourteen drawings and seven models, a public installation at Riva dei Sette Martiri in Venice, two public events in Venice and Rotterdam, and a publication.

Departing from a rather critical proposition on the rationale of logistics, and in particular the port, the project seeks possible scenarios for the future development of the port with respect to its relationship to the city, its territory, and forms of labour. These scenarios have been generated through a year-long research and educational program in collaboration with TU Delft and IUAV Venezia.

The Port and the Fall of Icarus could have not been possible without the intellectual and financial support of Het Nieuwe Instituut, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment TU Delft Urbanism TU Delft, Port of Venice, Port of Rotterdam, LDE Center for Metropolis and Mainport, TU Delft DIMI– Delft Deltas, Infrastructures & Mobility Initiative, and L’Ermitage Venezia

For additional information please visit the website:
fall-of-icarus.com

The Port and the Fall of Icarus – A project for the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia 2018 

 

‘The Port and the Fall of Icarus’ installation at Riva dei Sette Martiri for the Dutch Pavilion ‘Work, Body, Leisure’. © Igreg Studio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘The Port and the Fall of Icarus’ #Harbour for the Extended Program Dutch Pavilion ‘Work, Body, Leisure’. © Igreg Studio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

The Port and the Fall of Icarus

A project for the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia 2018

Logistics originates and learns from our lives, our movements, and our desires. Frantically but efficiently, it makes connections in a laborious paranoia. It establishes associations through the aggregation of data and the expansion of infrastructure. However, no single body is really able to control logistics and, like a scientific experiment gone wrong, a monster has been conjured beyond the control of its dispersed creators.*

Free spaces of trade, storage, and distribution are transformed into centres of detention and expulsion for labourers; whose bodies are not only controlled by the automated machinery and robots but are also dominated by the obscure desires of the others.

Logistics today is a biopolitical apparatus.

This biopolitical machine is founded on the division of life, into biological life and political life. The same means of division however, is precisely what permits one to construct the unity of life: a life that is not separated from its form. As the contemporary philosopher Giorgio Agamben puts it, such form of life is not defined by its relation to a work, but rather by a potential, and by ‘inoperativity’: that is, a mode in which it is maintained in relation to a pure potential in a work, where life and its form, private and public enter into a threshold of indifference; wherein the question is neither life nor work but happiness.

“Work is an instrument to reach the truth, but inoperativity (laziness) is the real truth of mankind.”
Kazimir Malevich, 1921

 

The Port and the Fall of Icarus is part of the extended program of the Dutch Pavilion, ‘Work, Body, Leisure’, for the Venice Biennale 2018, curated by Marina Otero Verzier. The project is composed of four complementary components: an installation inside the Dutch Pavilion with fourteen drawings and seven models, a public installation at Riva dei Sette Martiri in Venice, two public events in Venice and Rotterdam, and a publication.

Departing from a rather critical proposition on the rationale of logistics, and in particular the port, the project seeks possible scenarios for the future development of the port with respect to its relationship to the city, its territory, and forms of labour. These scenarios have been generated through a year-long research and educational program in collaboration with TU Delft and IUAV Venezia.

The Port and the Fall of Icarus could have not been possible without the intellectual and financial support of Creative Industries Fund NL, Port of Rotterdam, Port of Venice, LDE Center for Metropolis and Mainport, TU Delft DIMI– Delft Deltas, Infrastructures & Mobility Initiative, and L’Ermitage.

 

A project by:
Hamed Khosravi
Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin
Filippo LaFleur

In collaboration with:
Miles Gertler
Baktash Sarang Javanbakht
Alessandro Pedron

Modeling and design assistant:
Mariapaola Michelotto

Graphic design (posters):
b-r-u-n-o.it

Documentation:
Igreg Studio

Photographic essays:
Giovanna Silva

Publisher (book):
Humboldt Books

Commissioned by:
Het Nieuwe Instituut, produced in collaboration with and supported by Creative Industries Fund NL

Concessioner:
Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Department of Urbanism, TUDelft

* The Logistics manifesto is developed in part by Hamed Khosravi, Francesco Marullo, and Amir Djalali for the Architecture of Fulfilment at the 14th International Architecture Exhibition, La Biennale di Venezia 2014

For full information please visit:  https://fall-of-icarus.com

D-i 2017-2018 Seminars – n.12: Becoming Infrastructural

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Monday, February 19th 2018, we are hosting our ‘Seminar Series n.12
Delta Interventions Studio North-Sea Landscapes of Coexistence’:

Becoming Infrastructural
Monday, February 19th — 14:00 – 16:00
Berlagezaal 1 — Faculty of Architecture , TUDelft
dr. Rossi Exo Adams
Assistant Professor of Architecture, College of Design – Iowa State University USA

Becoming-Infrastructural
“It is hard to imagine how the many ruptures that have occurred in the composition of whatever may be called “normality” today do not render canonical architectural knowledge a distant constellation, receding from our present. Nor is it difficult to see how such ruptures are themselves a stern reminder of our need for new forms of knowledge altogether—forms that reject the assurances of a professionalized architectural discourse, and that call instead for a new horizon of common, intersectional and necessarily partisan modes of inquiry. For, what do the ongoing events of climate change, the displacement of peoples across the surface of the earth, the emboldening of racist violence, or the neocolonial plunder of the natural world have in common if not an emerging struggle over how the figure of the human in the world is to be understood?
The figure of the human body has played a consistent role throughout history in both the way space is imagined and how power finds its form. There is a history, yet to be written, in which key representations of the human body at once call into existence and justify certain modes of government while simultaneously suggesting ideal ways to organize the spaces of the world. Yet representations of the body that dominate any given period not only offer an ideal: they must also conceal secrets by which the masses of real, fleshy bodies may be governed; they must at once offer an exemplary figure and its inherent flaw or defect—both a universal truth to guide bodies and a ubiquitous site of intervention through which to coerce them.
This is also a spatial matter: if the body can suggest certain inherent principles of justice and order by which to best organize human life, the body will inevitably inscribe itself into the spaces, architectures, and worlds of human experience. Representations of the human body, we might say, are coded diagrams that collect certain knowledges of the human condition in order to grant access to the ways in which power and space intersect.”

More information at: https://rossexoadams.com

This seminar is part of the MSc3-4 Seminar Series of D-i 2017-2018 Graduation Studio

1. Re-Nature
Taneha Bacchin

2. Lowlands/ Coastal Design
Han Meyer & Janneke van Bergen

3. On Representation
Stefano Milani

4. The Limits of the City
Nicola Marzot

5. Coastal Landscapes
Stefan Aarninkhof

6. Ecologies of Power
Hamed Khosravi

7. Ways of Seeing
Frits Palmboom

8. On Perception
Catherine Vennart

9. Layers, Times, Scales
Han Meyer

10. North Sea Odyssey
Dirk Sijmons

11. The Agency of the Section
Fransje Hooimeijer

12. Becoming Infrastructural
Roos Exo Adams

13. Grounding deregulation and contemporary warfare
Nick Axel

14. Scapes
Giovanna Silva