The Alps, Italy

The Self Observing Landscape

blended course
when 10 May 2023 - 27 June 2023
language English
duration 7 weeks
credits 7.5 EC
fee GBP 695

The Visiting School “The Self-Observing Landscape”proposes an educational program built around the construction of small digital landscapes, replicas of portions of physical territory, which can constitute small initial fragments of large-scale three-dimensional mapping.

- Online lectures 11th-12th May 2023
- On site experience 26th-29th May 2023
- Delivery 30 June
- Exhibition opening (live Milan/London) 6 July

Course leader

Mattia Inselvini, Davide Masserini, Luigi Savio AKA (ab)Normal

Target group

The programme is open to current architecture and design students, PhD candidates and young professionals. Software Requirements: Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino (SR7 or later), Cinema 4D, AutoCAD

Course aim

The digital tools we use to represent the geography of the Earth are rapidly changing, becoming everyday more sophisticated, complex and hard to control. Today, the need to create a “digital twin” of everything emerges at every scale, from the 3d scanning of single objects to the production of complex simulations of the entire planet (designed to observe the mutations of the planet in real time and, consequently, to predict its future developments).

In some places, such as the Alpine areas of Northern Italy, meteorological changes, environmental disasters and demographic mutations of animal species are constantly tracked and simulated by the digital counterpart. The digital simulations become tools for interpreting the Present and simultaneously, predicting the Future. A new landscape emerges, able to observe itself through its prosthetic extension, its cybernetic twin.

Fee info

GBP 695: The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £695 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting Membership fee, payable by all participants.