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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)

 

 

 

Territory as a Project – Extreme Ecologies, Infrastructure, and Forms of Life. One-day Symposium and Exhibition

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

 

Presents:
One-day Symposium and Exhibition on Extreme Ecologies, Infrastructure, and Forms of Life 

Territory as a Project

11th December 2017
09:30 – 17:30
Faculty of Architecture & the Built Environment, TU Delft
Berlagezaal 1&2

— The Day in Pictures

Until recently, territory designated space as a project and as a resource that mainly concerned corporations and institutions. In most early modern European countries, the spaces of everyday life, of artisanal production and local commercial exchanges, were gradually integrated into territories through private commercial and state endeavours ranging from the development of long-range trade routes to the construction of transportation infrastructures. Trade often paved the way for territorial enterprises.

As a project, territory was synonymous with an ideal of the easy circulation of men and goods, an ideal that the Enlightenment would also translate in intellectual and social terms by relating this easy physical circulation with the abandonment of former prejudices and the promotion of social mobility.

Another understanding of this is to characterise territory as space mastered and policed by institutions and corporations.

Through this process, which was analogous to that which led to the ‘death of nature’ in the 17th century, territorialised space became synonymous with a set of passive resources. Just like nature, space gradually lost part of its former vital dimension, with its somewhat feminine connotation of primeval fecundity, in order to become fully measurable, quantifiable and exploitable.

The perception of territory was made possible by the distance that separated the administrator or the professional in charge of its management and transformation and the various geographical places that it comprised. Landscape appeared also as the product of distance, but whereas territorial awareness presupposed a certain degree of interest or even greed, landscape sensitivity, at least according to Kantian aesthetics, was inseparable from disinterestedness.

Such disinterestedness was, for instance, at the core of the Romantic attitude towards natural scenery that a painting like Caspar David Friedrich’s ‘Wanderer above a Sea of Fog’ conveys particularly well.

Contrary to what is often assumed by historiography, territory and landscape, in their traditional meanings, represented distinct and complementary perspectives, both based on an estrangement from immediate experience. The mental attitudes that lay at the core of their perception could not be more different one from another.

Often using the same remote point of view, the territorial entrepreneur charted resources where the landscape amateur experienced disinterested emotions.

The emergence of an environmental approach at the end of the 19th century could have led to a radical critique of the type of distance that was thus presupposed. Jacob von Uexküll’s notion of ‘Umwelt’ was precisely based on the refusal to consider such a distance between living beings and their environment. Uexküll’s Umwelt was all about how living beings perceive their environment, a perception involving intimate and permanent exchange between them and their surroundings.

What happened to territory? It used to be synonymous with a distant, planning, almost scheming gaze. It now appears with an immediacy bordering immanence.

In continuity with it, architecture has no longer to defend its status vis-à-vis planning by asserting the shaping power of the built object. Seen as an integral component of territory, architecture is expected to perform with an efficiency and effectiveness that used to be reserved for living beings or machines.

From environmental behaviour to the production of affects bridging the former split between object and subject, contemporary architectural performalism is intimately linked to this new territorial dimension.

Such an evolution does not only present advantages; it is also accompanied by new ambiguities. The main ones have probably to do with the political dimension. Territory used to be associated with administrative action. It was in particular often related to the construction of the nation-state. What are the political forces at work in the new fields explored by designers today?

 *Excerpt from ‘What has happened to territory?’ by Antoine Picon published in Architectural Design Special Issue: Territory: Architecture Beyond Environment, May/June 2010, 94–99.

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

Curators:
Geert van der Meulen
Elise van Herwaarden
Gerben van den Oever
(Delta Interventions Graduation Studio)

Programme:

09:45
Welcome by Dr. Taneha K. Bacchin and Dr. Hamed Khosravi
Delta Interventions Studio (Delta Urbanism Research Group), TU Delft


10:00
Lecture by Dr. Marina Otero Verzier
Head of Research and Development at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Rotterdam
Lecturer at the Royal College of Art, London


11:00
Exhibition Opening and Discussions
Delta Interventions Graduation Studio 2017-2018 ’North Sea: Landscapes of Coexistence’


12:00
Lecture by Dr. Godofredo Pereira
Head of Environmental Architecture Programme, Royal College of Art, London
Senior Researcher at the Forensic Architecture, London


13:00
Lunch Break


14:00
Lecture by Dr. Pier Vittorio Aureli
Head of City/Architecture PhD programme, and Studio Master Diploma 14 at the  Architectural Association, School of Architecture, London
Louis I. Kahn Visiting Professor at the Yale School of Architecture, New Haven


15:00
Round Table Discussion and Final Remarks


16:30
Closing/ Drinks


 

Talks:

“Roving Institutions: Architectures for the democratization of the metropolitan cultural condition, or propaganda machines”
The construction of transportable urban environments had been embraced throughout the 20th century by cultural institutions as a mechanism to mitigate the growing imbalance between the countryside and the metropolis.

By enhancing the movement of people, information, goods, and capital throughout the territory, projects such as the Misiones Pedagógicas (Spain), 1931-1936, the Cátedra Ambulante Francisco Franco (Spain), 1939-1977, or The Centre Pompidou Mobile (France), 2011-2013, responded to the interest in injecting urban dynamics in culturally isolated areas. The multi-scalar architecture of these institutions in flux was materialized in standing structures, but also in larger entanglements between spaces, territories and individuals articulated around these circulatory processes.
This lecture aims to shed light on how these mobile infrastructures were designed to carry information services, education and entertainment, as well as diverse political ideologies; how were conceived as a mechanism of social order, and a tool for urban development, and nation-building processes.

— Dr. Marina Otero Verzier is an architect based in Rotterdam, where she is Head of Research and Development at Het Nieuwe Instituut. Previously she was Chief Curator of the Oslo Architecture Triennale 2016 with the After Belonging Agency. From 2011-2015 Otero was based in New York, where she was Director of Global Network Programming at Studio-X and Adjunct Assistant Professor at Columbia-GSAPP. She is currently teaching at ETSAM, and has taught seminars and studios at ETSAM, Barnard College, and Columbia GSAPP.

 

“Nation-building from below”
The presentation will look at the relation between nature and political projects by tracing how the Venezuelan bolivarian government has shifted the political role of oil, from an invisible source of power –the Magical State- into a central object of politics. In particular it will focus the geopolitical, territorial and social imaginations that in the case of Venezuela, have emerged around extractive practices, including the Gran Gasoducto del Sur project, a proposal of a 5,000km pipeline connecting the Orinoco oil belt to Buenos Aires. Drawing comparisons with contemporary disputes around resource extraction in Chile and in Nigeria the presentation will focus the role that certain objects from the underground have in the re-imagination of collective politics, and on the isomorphic relations that ground the revolution: Venezuela=Bolívar; Bolívar=oil; oil=the people. Finally, it will be argued that the underground has in itself become a resource: a potential for the constant emergence of territorial and architectural projects.

— Dr. Godofredo Enes Pereira is the course leader for the MA in Environmental Architecture and teaches ADS7 Ecologies of Existence design studio at the RCA, where he also leads the Architecture and Social Movements Research group. His doctoral research ‘The Underground Frontier: Technoscience and Collective Politics’ investigated political and territorial conflicts within the planetary race for underground resources. He is a member of Forensic Architecture where he led the Atacama Desert project; and was the curator of the exhibition Object / Project (Lisbon Architecture Triennial, 2016).

 

“Territory and Primitive (and On-going) Accumulation”
To settle is one of the primary forms of land appropriation and the primary form for architecture. In the settlement architecture reveals its most fundamental capacities, such as to orient, to limit and to define distances and proximities. While the act of settling expresses a desire for stability and sense of orientation, settlements always confront situations of crisis, disorder and failure. Here the politicisation of architecture is no longer ‘discursive’ but instead embedded in the very material constitution of its elements: walls, passages, rooms and streets. Especially in times of danger, crisis, warfare and colonisation, ‘to settle’ becomes a mechanism for social mobilisation. It helps us to define and reproduce specific forms of life. In this sense, the settlement is the architecture of the territory. Limits, boundaries, thresholds, topography, topology, logistics and infrastructure become direct indexes of the way political forces directly inform human subjectivity.

While the concept of ‘territory’ is today taken for granted as the concrete ground in which we live, its political and cultural genealogy is very complex and yet relatively recent. By territory we mean the concrete – physical – trace of man’s forms of life. By using the term ‘territory’ rather than ‘city’ we imply that this physical evidence transcends the traditional dichotomy city-countryside and goes beyond the physical, political and juridical discriminations that make the concept of the city.

A first step towards the definition of ‘The architecture of the Territory’ is to think urbanization no longer as the ‘natural’ fate of society but as a historical process whose traces can be defined in the way in which the modern city has come into being. In ancient times a territory was a vast open-ended realm within which the first cities were isolated human settlements. Yet already at this stage the territory is interpreted as a canvas in which topographic features such as mountains, rivers, plateaus, islands are not just ‘places’ to inhabit or to use as resources, but points of reference that orient the settlers.

— Dr. Pier Vittorio Aureli is the head of the City/Architecture PhD Programme at the Architectural Association, Louis Kahn Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture at Yale University, and the author of The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture (2011) and The Project of Autonomy: Politics and Architecture Within and Against Architecture (2008). Pier is co-founder of Dogma, an architectural studio based in Brussels and focused on the project of the city; his research and projects focus on the relationship between architectural form, political theory and urban history.

*There are limited places available for the event. Please register by sending email to
Elise van Herwaarden: elisevanherwaarden(at)gmail.com

 

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

Delta Interventions MSc. Graduation Studio

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

D-i Studio 2017-2018
D-i Studio 2016-2017
D-i Studio 2015-2016
Archive

Delta Interventions (D-i) is an interdisciplinary graduation studio (architecture, urbanism, landscape architecture, hydraulic structures & flood risk, water management, policy analysis) focusing on the transformations of urbanised/urbanising delta landscapes – the dynamic relation between natural processes and societal practices in both opportunities and threats for future urbanisation.

D-i has a strong emphasis on the agency of spatial interventions in the production of territories, forming a narrative of space occupancy over time. The studio investigates the possibilities to combine flood protection and water management strategies with urban design, landscape design and spatial planning, aiming at improving spatial forms and structures in urban and metropolitan delta regions.

Part of Delta Urbanism Interdisciplinary Research Group, the studio develops design and planning approaches and methods which contribute to make urban delta landscapes more sustainable, attractive and adaptive. In this context, infrastructure space is analysed and designed as a medium – manifesting the programmatic dimensions and the multiscalar nature of the territorial project: architecture, urban design and landscape design. The studio takes stock of the mutual relationship between architecture, engineering and the territory to explore potential paths forward in design thinking and practice.

— Themes & Methods
Urban Landscape Dynamics, Narratives & Values
Performative Design/ Process-Based Design
Dynamic Adaptation (Designing with Uncertainty)/ Climate Adaptation
Landscape Urbanism/ Sustainability & Liveability
Landscape Infrastructure (Green-Blue Infrastructure Design/ Water Sensitive Design/ Building with Nature)
Integrated Spatial Planning & Flood Risk Management
Territorialism/ Infrastructure Spaces
Public Works (Buildings)

Additional information at TU Delft Enrolment
Studio Leader dr.ir. Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin, t.bacchin (at) tudelft.nl

D-i Studio 2016-2017 San Francisco Bay Resilience by Design: Genealogy of Adaptation – Relation Map between D-i projects/ design principles

 

D-i 2017-2018 Seminars – n.6: Ecologies of Power

Thursday, September 28th 2017, we are hosting the sixth day of our seminar series ‘Delta Interventions Studio North-Sea’:

Ecologies of Power
Thursday, September 28th — 08:45 – 10:45
Room C — Faculty of Architecture , TUDelft
dr.ir. Hamed Khosravi (Architecture/ Urbanism, TUDelft)

For more information, please see:
http://www.hamedkhosravi.com/

La Balsa de la Medusa
Jean Louis Theodore Gericault, 1818-19

This seminar is part of the MSc3 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

D-i 2017-2018 Seminars – n.5: On Coastal Engineering

This week Delta Interventions Studio ‘North-Sea: Landscapes of Coexistence’ is hosting the fifth day of our seminar series:

Coastal Engineering – Building with Nature
Tuesday, September 26th — 10:30 – 11:30
Room B — Faculty of Architecture , TUDelft
prof. dr. ir. Stefan Aarninkhof (Coastal Engineering, TUDelft)

For more information, please see:
Coastal Engineering Section, TUDelft
Building with Nature, Ecoshape

Frames from Video: “The Sand Motor – Passionate Research”
Courtesy: ecoshape.org – link to video

This seminar is part of the MSc3 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 Milano

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

D-i 2017-2018 Seminars – n.2: On Lowlands/ Coastal Design

Next Thursday Delta Interventions Studio ‘North-Sea: Landscapes of Coexistence’ is hosting the second day of our seminar series on the topic Lowlands/ Coastal design.

Thursday, September 14th — 08:45 – 10:45
Room F — Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, TUDelft

Lectures:
08:45 – 09:35
Design Adaptation in Lowlands
prof.dr.ir. Han Meyer (Delta Urbanism TUDelft)

09:50 – 10:40
Dutch Coast Urbanism
ir. Janneke van Bergen (Atelier 1:1 / TUDelft)

The Shore at Egmond-aan-Zee
about 1675, Jacob van Ruisdael
National Gallery

 

This seminar is part of the MSc3 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 Milano

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

D-i 2017-2018 Studio – North Sea: Landscapes of Coexistence. We started!

Last week Thursday, September 7th we officially started our MSc. Architecture/ MSc. Urbanism/ MSc. Landscape Architecture/ MSc. Water Management — Delta Interventions Graduation Studio 2017-2018!

North-Sea: Landscapes of Coexistence. Transitional Spaces, Infrastructure and Power
— See here the introduction slides

The first two weeks of the studio are part of the graduation orientation/ enrolment period of the MSc. Urbanism track. The final studio group will be set after the conclusion of the orientation period on September 18th.

Studio Summary:

  • Risk and beyond: exploring a projective dimension towards the sea (and/or triggered by the sea), and in the specific context of the North Sea region;
  • Exploration of the limit: the notion of “limit” as conceptual framework at the base for an explorative design research in the North Sea region;
  • Water related design as a creative (or, conversely, innovative) form for reimagining Architecture/Urbanism/Landscape Architecture/Water Engineering purpose and their collective character

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Studio Meta-Themes
Natural and Socio-Economic Dynamics Shaping the North Sea Landscape
Climate Change Adaptation/ Dealing with Extremes

North Sea: 4 Studio Themes

1. Imagination
(Inhabiting Space and Time / Temporalities)
          Sub-themes:
           North Sea as Tabula Rasa: What lies beneath
           A Journey with no End

2. Re-Nature
(Design with Nature / Performative Design)
          Sub-themes:
          Landscape as Infrastructure
          Where the Sea meats the Land
          The City as a Symbiotic Construction

3. The Limits of the City
(From Cities to Urban Systems / Territorialism)
          Sub-themes:
          North Sea as a Border
          Cities of the North Sea: Densify!

4. Ecologies of Power
(Political Ecology of Urban Form / Economies of Scale)
          Sub-themes:
          North Sea as the State of Exception
          North Sea as an Energy Hub
          North Sea as Free Economic Zone: Post-Brexit scenarios
          Landscapes of Logistics: Infrastructure and Micro-Politics

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North Sea: 4 Geographies

1. North Netherlands-Germany – from Bremen (Weser Estuary) to Den Helder, including the northern dutch islands
2. Dutch-Flemish Delta – from Rotterdam to Antwerp
3. South-east UK coast – from the coast of Norwich to the Thames Estuary
4. Norwegian South-west coast – from Bergen to the Skagerrak Strait (Kristiansand)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Studio Theories & Methods
System Thinking: Designing with Layers, Scales and Times
Site Specificity: Urban Landscape Dynamics, Narratives & Values
Performative Design: Process-Based Design
Dynamic Adaptation (Designing with Uncertainty)/ Climate Adaptation
Landscape Urbanism/ Sustainability & Liveability
Landscape Ecology/ Landscape Infrastructure
Green-Blue Infrastructure Design/ Water Sensitive Design/ Building with Nature
Integrated Spatial Planning & Flood Risk Management
Territorialism/ Infrastructure Spaces

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Courses Starting Fall Semester 2017-2018
Architecture
AR3D020 Delta Interventions Studio — 15 ECTS
AR3D012 Aspects of Water Related Design — 6 ECTS
AR3AP020 Tutorial Research Methods — 3 ECTS
AR3A160 Research Methods — 6 ECTS
Urbanism
AR3U100 Delta Interventions Studio — 20 ECTS
AR3U040 Graduation Orientation — 2 ECTS
AR3U012 Thesis Plan — 4 ECTS
AR3U022 Theory of Urbanism — 4 ECTS

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Studio Activities Week 1 – 4
The Agency of Mapping:
reading the territory of the North Sea and its dynamics

Goals:

  • A survey of a selected area on the North Sea shore.
  • A survey of one of the themes posed or emerging from the North Sea
    (In the first phase of the course students will familiarise with the context and issues associated with the North Sea. More specifically the course will provide a series of seminar sessions where the tutors and a series of invited guests will discuss aspects of designing in/for the North Sea. In this phase the students will work in groups.)

Learning Outcome:

  • Students will be able to read and manipulate maps and to explore themes.
  • Students will be able to select salient aspects of a map and of a theme and to express them through drawings.

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Studio (Thursday):
13:30 – 17:30 Pin-up (10 minutes per group)
Studio (Friday):
13:30 – 17:30 Desk-crit (development comments from pin up; definition to do list for next week)

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Studio Program: Week 1 -6/9

Lets Talk About Water Film Festival – Masterclass / Water Micro-Movie Festival 2018

This week Delta Interventions Studio ‘North-Sea: Landscapes of Coexistence’ is hosting the Master-Class “Between Water and Land: a look at thresholds” under the framework of Let’s Talk About Water Movie Festival (see program).

During the Master-Class, graduate students of Architecture, Landscape Architecture and Urbanism at TU Delft (Delta Interventions Studio and Flowscapes Studio) will be working on the theme of thresholds. As A. Mathur and prof. D. da Cunha (both professors at University of Pennsylvania) state: “… flood is only the condition if the water crosses the line which was drawn, if there is no line there are no floods.”  This intensive program is structured into two parts: a series of selected lectures on narration and media strategies in project communication and a Workshop where students will learn how to script and build a storyline to convey the essence of their project. As a final product, each student is expected to develop a micro-movie to deepen the investigation on the theme.

The movies will be screened on Friday 9th February (15:00 – 17:00) to an expert panel and the public, during our second ‘Water Micro-Movie Festival Awards’ at TU Delft Library: ‘The Orange Room’.
Don’t missed it!

Visiting experts include:
Linda Lilienfeld
Director Let’s Talk About Water 
Tamar Shafrir
Writer and researcher in the extended field of design at Het Nieuwe Instituut, NL and Space Caviar
Martina Margini and Renzo Sgolacchia
Independent curators and researchers at Cinema Architecture
Frans van Ditzhuijzen & Thijs van Dalen
Working on the transitional space between graphic design, spatial design and art at 
Studio Bureau
Laurence Henriquez
Writer and researcher at AMS Institute
Prof. Terje Tvedt (expert panel)
University Bergen, Filmmaker, Geography, History, History of Water, Nile
Emanuele Fantini (expert panel)
IHE Water governance, Water diplomacy, visual communication, Nile Water Lab

On Tuesday, 6th February, the Master-Class will host a special program by Cinema Architecture at Filmhuis Lumen (Delft), Cinema Architecture will present Itinerant Movies’ research on the work of Robert Smithson and his films.

Organisers:
Taneha Bacchin (D-i Studio/ Delta Urbanism TU Delft)
Hamed Khosravi (D-i Studio/ Delta Urbanism TU Delft)
Inge Bobbink (Flowscapes Studio/ Delta Urbanism and Landscape Architecture TU Delft)
Linda Lilienfeld (Lets Talk About Water)
Jerome van Dam (Lets Talk About Water)

Download here the LTAW_Poster A2