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16MAY 2014

workshop from June 14 to 24, 2014 / AA Visiting School Jordan

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The Architectural Association (AA) London, is pleased to announce an exciting workshop in programme; and invites you to join us from June 14 to 24, 2014. AA Visiting School Jordan is a ten-day workshop set within the context of Amman, Petra and Wadi Rum. The workshop brings together network of distinguished international faculty and guests who will instruct participants on the cutting-edge of design methodologies in the Architecture, Engineering and Design disciplines today.

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The workshop will focus on the potential embodied in natural morphologies within the landscapes of South Jordan; rethinking current design practices and informing new design-research ideas. The workshop also includes a series of events including guest lectures, panel discussions and open reviews. Confirmed speakers include world-renown designer Ross Lovegrove who will give a keynote lecture from the Wadi Rum Desert, in addition to Wael Attili of Kharabeesh, Giorgia Cesaro of UNESCO and Julia Koerner of UCLA; further events will be announced in June. Participants of the workshop will also receive a certificate from the Architectural Association, London. Agenda: The Jordanian desert ecology is a distinct unaltered antiquity, a magnificent heterogeneous landscape that is emergent of fluid erosion processes which have occurred over fifty million years.

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The bio-diversity of the desert reveals a vast platform for research into natural artefacts. Participants will investigate natural phenomena which include sand dunes, rock strata, rock bridges, canyon, gorge and mountain formations. During the course of the workshop, participants will visit, examine and inhabit two UNESCO world heritage sites: Wadi Rum and Petra; the later named as one of the World’s Seven Wonders. Throughout the design-research workshop, participants will investigate the morphology of the desert and its underlying principles and processes within a computational context; working towards the development of algorithmically generated topologies. Participants will choose from a number of studios/units, to design interventions at different scales from the material, architectural to the urban. The ambition is to reconsider traditional design methodologies which are often limited to morphological abstraction; overlooking the inherent potentials within natural systems.

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The workshop will conclude with a public exhibition of participants outcomes..

Design team:
Deadline to Apply for workshop only: June 1st, Workshop + Accommodation: May 20th
Programme Director:
Kais Al-Rawi
Julia Koerner, UCLA Greg Lynn Suprastudio
Vincenzo Reale, ARUP; AA Landscape Urbanism
Mohamad Makkouk, Laceco International
Marie Boltenstern, Bollinger & Grohmann
Ross Lovegrove, Ross Lovegrove Studio
Wael Attili, Kharabeesh
Giorgia Cesaro, UNESCO

The AA Visiting school Jordan requires a fee of £845. This includes:
-Access to Visiting School: core studio units, specialist seminars, and guest lecture series
-Site Entrance Fees: Petra and Wadi Rum
-Private Bus Transportation from Amman to Petra, Wadi Rum and return
-Shared Accommodation in Wadi Rum Desert - Serviced Camp (2 days) including partial meals
-One year of AA Visiting Membership
-Entitlement to a certificate from the AA upon completion of the visiting school
Shared Hotel Accommodation is available for international participants for £250 (8 Nights)



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