Learning Curve: The Poetry of the City
8 December 2008
Koshirakura Landscape Workshop Axonometric, 1996-2007. Detail of drawing by Keita Tajima, Joo-han Baek, Ill-Sam Park, Shin Egashira
What if we imagine an alternative design practice that attempts to utilise both the excess and the emptiness of our built environment? Can we reinvent a sense of poetry from the strangeness of our city, adopting the notion of reverse engineering to make old from new, fast things slow, or small things big?
Shin Egashira along with colleagues and students from the Architectural Association
explore these issues through examining two cross-disciplinary research/building projects. The first sees Krishan Pattni of LATIS Design Consultants and Bart Schoonderbeek of BART independent design practice discuss the London Battersea Urban Resource Catalogue (Architectural Association Diploma Unit 11 project). The second focuses on the Koshirakura Landscape Workshop 1996-2008 in post-agricultural rural Japan and features designer and filmmaker Rubens Azevedo who made a documentary of Koshirakura Landscape Workshop in 2007.
Cinema Space, 6 Burlington Gardens, W1; 7–8pm; £7/£4* (includes a drink)
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