4-13 August 2014
Mamori Lake, Amazon, Brazil.
The Architectural Association Visiting School Amazon is organizing a 10-day workshop in the Brazilian Amazon rainforest that will analise the impact of the recent arrival of electricity to the Mamori Lake community, 65 km. south of Manaus. Participants will speculate about future scenarios for the sustainable development of the area as well as propose architectural interventions that explore creatively the opportunities and risks of having electricity in the middle of the jungle.
The registration is now open and there are only 12 places available. The deadline for applications is 4 July 2014. The workshop is open to current architecture, engineering and design students, PhD candidates and young professionals and will take place in a simple but comfortable wooden lodge by the Mamori lake shore, in the middle of the Amazon rainforest.
The initial exploratory days of analysis and data collection will offer the participants the possibility to discover the Amazon ecosystem and interact with the local communities. Different layers of the Mamori lake reality will be analyzed and measured. The social, the mythological, the economical, the natural and the climatological will be overlaid with the electricity network to discover emerging patterns that could inform the design process. Through the use of quantifiable data collection, parametric modeling, computational analysis and simulation, students will propose architectural strategies that can shed some light on this critical conjuncture. The strategies of some plants, insects and animals will be studied to trace parallels between nature and architecture.
AA Visiting School Amazon is kindly sponsored by Luminaid.com and Bareconductive.com.
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