Favignana and Venice, Italy

Terrain Lab

when 3 September 2023 - 12 September 2023
language English
duration 2 weeks
credits 3 EC
fee GBP 695

Terrain Lab #Trajectory 03 will explore the transitional landscapes of the Mediterranean Sea from the advantageous location of the island of the Aegadian Archipelago, Sicily, Italy. Starting from the unique human-sea-shaped landscape of the island of Favignana, the VS will provide a space for co-learning, interdisciplinary collaborations, and comparative studies to generate cross-cultural conversations around the maritime space of the Med as a space of transition where economic, political, racial, and ecological dynamics intertwine.

Course leader

Elena Longhin PhD is an architect and landscape urbanist. Her work explores the idea of a territorial practice that acknowledges the inherently conflicting dynamics driving human occupation, whether urban or remote.

Target group

The programme is open to current landscape, architecture, and design students, PhD candidates and young professionals, as well as to those studying humanities, geography, philosophy, material and cultural studies. Software Requirements: Adobe Creative Suite, AutoCad or Rhino.

Course aim

With the aim to foster an improved understanding of collective agency operating at the intersection of anthroposphere, biosphere, and geosphere, the VS seeks a pedagogy that understands design as a mean to research, disclose, represent and question the various processes involving territories in the transition. The VS will make use of a working methodology that bridge architectural studies, landscape urbanism approach with urban political ecology, and environmental and cultural studies, developing through the contribution of renewed lectures, experts and researchers on the topics of environmental preservation, mass tourism, heritage and climate change.

Credits info

3 EC
9 days - 75 hours

Fee info

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