Rendez-vous à ne pas manquer: les conférences AAPQ du 6 novembre.


Public Debate – ArchiAid: Rethinking-Reconstruction

Invitation to the 
Public Debate – ArchiAid: Rethinking-Reconstruction
On the occasion of the Aedes exhibition opening:
ArchiAid: The Great East Japan Earthquake Recovery Program
Architects between Society, Design and Politics

Time: Friday, October 25, 4:30pm
Place: ANCB, Christinenstr. 18/19 (Pfefferberg), 10119 Berlin

The dialogue will focus on the challenge of the architecture profession to connect and moderate between technical, governmental conditions and cultural behavior related to environmental needs. Architecture and urbanism lead not only to a restructure of landscape and the built environment but also modify how they are experienced. It is therefore a matter of understanding what impact disasters have on architectural thinking and acting in comparison to changes in the cultural perspective of the relationship of nature and technology. Such changes can be understood only with respect to their social and political contexts. If architecture is about social dreams of a society and hopes for a better future – then one has to becom e aware of the global dimensions of disasters between modernization and the boundaries of human knowledge. The challenge of architecture and urban planning lies in these contradictory preconditions. What does it mean for architects to design in a society that seeks its balance between an increasing technologization at the one hand, and a deepening environmental awareness on the other?

Hans-Jürgen Commerell, Director, ANCB The Metropolitan Laboratory, Berlin

Hitoshi Abe, Professor and Chair, Department of Architecture and Urban Design, School of Arts and Architecture, UCLA, Los Angeles
Kazuhiro Kojima, C+A President, Professor at Yokohama Graduate School of Architecture (Y-GSA), Yokohama
Manabu Chiba, Professor, Department of Architecture, Graduate School of Engineering, University of Tokyo; Guest Lecturer, Art & Architecture School of Waseda University, Tokyo/Waseda
Senhiko Nakata, Associate Professor, Department of Design Informatics, Miyagi University, Miyagi
Osamu Tsukihashi, Associate Professor, Graduate School of Engineering, Department of Architecture, Kobe University, Kobe
Daniel Kerber, Founder, morethanshelters, Hamburg 

Georg Vrachliotis, Chair of Architectural Theory, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology

The debate is part of the ANCB programme “Phoenix Reloaded: Rethinking Disaster Responses and Preparedness”.
After the debate we cordially invite you to the exhibition opening at Aedes Architecture Forum. 

Admission is free. Please register at

L’exposition « Simone & Lucien Kroll, une architecture habitée »

Dans la continuité de l’exposition hommage « Simone & Lucien Kroll, une architecture habitée » initiée par Patrick Bouchain au Lieu Unique à Nantes (jusqu’au 1er décembre), la FFP et le Pavillon de l’Arsenal vous invitent
à la conférence donnée par Simone & Lucien Kroll et le jeune Collectif ETC le lundi 28 octobre à 19h au Pavillon de l’Arsenal, à Paris.

Le Collectif dialoguera avec l’architecte et la jardinière à propos de leurs expérimentations avant-gardistes de la « participation active » mises en œuvre depuis le début des années 1960, et de ce que l’on peut en retenir aujourd’hui.

Change, Choice, Connection: Cloud Atlas


“Our lives are not our own. From womb to tomb, we are bound to others, past and present, and by each crime and every kindness, we birth our future.”

– Sonmi 451

Thus sums up the core premise of Cloud Atlas, one of the more polarizing movies in recent memory and my personal favourite film for 2012. Spanning six stories over five centuries, many people found the movie slow, jarring, and difficult to follow. While I understand and accept some of these criticisms, they in no way diminish the sheer vision and ambition of this sprawling and profoundly human epic. If there ever was a film where the sum experience becomes more than its parts, Cloud Atlas is it. Before I begin, I want to share this short clip featuring directors Lana Wachowski, Andy Wachowski, and Tom Tykwer as they speak about their motivations for adapting

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II FORO INTERNACIONAL LALI GUAYAQUIL 2013: “El Paisaje como Catalizador”

El siglo 21 ha sido testigo de un notable resurgimiento del interés en las disciplinas del paisaje y de diseño espacial, como la arquitectura del paisaje, el urbanismo, la geografía, etc. Inspirados en los principios de la propuesta hacia una Convención Internacional del Paisaje (ILC) y la Iniciativa Latinoamericana del Paisaje (LALI), aparecen diversas reflexiones y voces que desde la academia y la praxis, sugieren ampliar el concepto de paisaje en una metáfora de la multiplicidad inclusiva y del pluralismo en el diseño, la biología y la planificación.

La fusión del conocimiento, la interrelación de disciplinas y, en definitiva, la interacción de saberes proporcionan nuevos retos para la sociedad latinoamericana. El acercamiento que experimenta la praxis de la biodiversidad y diseño al estudio del intangible espacial, vinculado a la cultura e identidad, además del creciente interés que privilegian las ciencias de la comunicación al discurso territorial, local, permite, mediante una…

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