AALU tutor and Arup Engineer Eduardo Rico and Enriqueta Llabres (who teaches the Relational Urbanism workshop in LU) have been invited as part of the final year critics to GSD Harvard last week of April. They will be attending pinups showcasing the work of the Landscape Architecture IV design studio directed by Chris Reed. They will also be attending presentations of the urban design courses directed by Alex Krieger and Joan Busquets.


On 20th April AALU, Trento and Innsbruck students present their work in Bolzano to a panel of officials, architects and journalists. The event concluded with a discussion and round table where various issues regarding the future of Bolzano Sud were discessed in detail. Professor Pino Scaglione, AALU tutor and Arup Engineer Eduardo RIco as well as Architect Thomas Demetz chaired the event.


On 21st April, Thomaz Demetz gave a presentation on the work carried out byt the AALU team in Bolzano Sud during the Redesign Boundaries with the universities of Trento and Innsbruck. The presentation formed part of the Pecha Kucha event organized in the Italian city by Werkbank: http://diewerkbank.com/2010/04/21/my-home-is-my-castle-______________/


AALU students have finalised a one week long workshop in the Italian city of Bolzano. The work consisted in the outline of visions for the southern are of the city confined between the A22 Brenner highway and the Virgolo Hill. The proposals of the students were shown to the urban authorities in Bolzano as well as different newspapers and local television.
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AA Landscape Urbanism History and Theory tutor Douglas Spencer will present a keynote lecture at the Nordic Association of Architectural Research Annual Conference, 2010, in Tampere, Finland on 23 April. In 'Complexity without Contradiction: Cybernetics, Architecture and Enchantment' he will present a critique of the reduction of thought to information in cybernetics and its use within architecture to serve contemporary mechanisms of organisational control. http://www.tut.fi/units/ark/pdfs/NAAR2010Conference.pdf


On Friday 16th April, AALU director Eva Castro will be giving a lecture in the Free University of Bolzano of her work in Landscape Urbanism, Plasmastudio and Groundlab. The lecture is part of a series of events linked to the Redesign Boundaries worskop organized by AALU and university of Trento.


AALU design tutor and Arup Engineer Eduardo Rico participated in a round table discussion about the future development of the city of Bolzano in Alto Adige, Italy. The session is integrated within the workshop that Landscape Urbanism is currently carrying out in the Italian City, where the students explore future development of southern parts of the city after future infrastructural upgrades linked to the A22 Brenner Highway. The round table was chaired by Technology Innovation Service and was attended by memebres of the Urbanism council of Bolzano, planning authorities of Trentino Region, members of Trento University, the director of Il Corriere del Alto Adige as well as other architectural professionals, AALU students and members of the general public.


AALU director Eva Castro will be teachnig a week long workshop in Universidad Veritas in Costa Rica, which currently includes Landscape Urbansim as part of the curriculum taught by Juan Carlos Sanabria. The workshop will be followed by furhter contacts from students from Veritas University in London.

INTERNATIONAL WORKSHOP: Redesign boundaries, public spaces and infra-city Bozen

The Course of “Progettazione Urbanistica e del Paesaggio” of the Building Design – Faculty of the University of Trento and the Faculty of Science and Technology of the University of Bolzano invites the Master “Landscape Urbanism” of the Architectural Association, London
Themes and questions
Bozen produced recently an original and innovative Masterplan that points to redefine different urban scenarios of quality for the future of the city. Among the themes and the areas to develop there are some which require to be seen with the multiple eye of an urbanist, a landscape architect, an architect and an infrastructural engineer. One of those zones - the area between Bozen Sued and Virgel , is subject of interest of a group of teachers and students of the Building Design Course a the University of Trento which has produced some original visions of the future. Starting from this research is born the idea to invite the prestigious Master of Landscape Urbanism of the Architectural Association of London (one of the most prestigious scholl of Architecture within Europe) with its international teachers and students which will work for 10 days together with the team of Trento to propose project solutions for this complex but strategic area of Bozen. The themes will go from in suggesting a deviation of the A22 which is a real barrier within the texture of the city to the redefinition of the existing public, residential and commercial spaces to the definition of scenarios of sustainable and alternative mobility and the scenic valorisation of the Hill of the Virgel.
Operative modalities
The workshop from the 12h till the 22nd of April will include representatives of the public administration as well as public and private departments which will be the complementary actors of the project. Conferences and lectures of architects and teachers will be hold as supporting programme and a magazine with a collection of the research material will be distributed after the workshop in the city of Bozen. Furthermore an international production with the collection of the experiences of the Master of “Landscape Urbanism” ( America, Africa, Arabia, Europe, ecc.) will include also the project proposals for Bozen which will be devellopped during this workshop.