The AA Terrain Lab Visiting School will focus on the landscapes of the Anthropocene, exploring several design methodologies to reveal its consequences, challenges and propose alternative scenarios.
We will research the geographical, socio-economic and cultural forces behind each territory, to hypothesize on the future production of a highly managed and cultivated Anthrome Scape.
Every year the VS will travel to different territories discovering both deliberate and unintentional alterations of the hydrological system and its impacts on the local and regional landscape. This year the school will venture to the riparian territories of Navarre, shaped by the large scale water engineering required for its intensive agricultural production. Various cutting edge technologies will be used, including drone based data collection, landform simulation models, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) analysis and video editing software, as a way of documenting and speculating on these manufactured territories at multiple scales.
The AA Terrain Lab will embark on a tour of the world’s human-altered biomes. As a group of forensic explorers, we will enter these territories through a direct engagement with the communities which occupy them. Through the production of a visual media product, we will uncover the local conflicts and reframe them within a global perspective to trigger debates and provoke the necessary ideas, projects and resolutions required.