Crafting Grounds

Architectural Association in México

Venue: Casa de la Ciudad, Barranca el Pedregal, Oaxaca City.

The aim of Crafting Grounds Workshop is to introduce students to a multi-scalar methodology that links design, new technologies and local traditions in the context of Oaxaca.

 

Students will learn the use some of the latest technologies to survey and map local contexts and use the digital data to inform the designs and proposals of landscape/architectural structures to be built in the ravine ‘El pedregal.

 

The site chosen is the ravine ‘barranca del pedregal’ in the borders of Oaxaca City.

The brief and purpose of structures will be guide by INSO and the plans they have for the ravine: ‘El pedregal’.  INSO is a local organisation that aims to rethink the way humans can relate, natural processes and dynamics to social and cultural needs and the workshop classes and meetings will take place at Casa de la Ciudad. Casa de la Ciudad is a NGO that study and broadcast issues related to the urban life in the City of Oaxaca.

 

 

DÍA 1: Wednesday 19 july: Introduction

Location: Casa de la Ciudad y barranca del Pedregal Oaxaca

 

9 a.m. Welcome and general introduction.

11 a.m. Casa de la Ciudad Tour.

12:00a.m. Description of the workshop activities.

13:00pm Site visit:

to Barranca del Pedregal, and briefing by the INSO (Instituto de la naturaleza y la Sociedad Oaxaqueña) on the projects to be design and develop.

 

DÍA 2: Thursday 20 de july: Workshop development.

Location: Casa de la Ciudad

 

9:00 am Introduction to methodology and basic software:

tutorials depending on the type of projects: (Rhino, Grasshopper, GIS, 3d software for aerial mapping & modelling).

14:00 Lunch

16:00 pm Team formation and distribution of scales.

17:00-18:00 Lecture series: Gustavo Romanillos & Liam Mouritz

 

Día 3: friday 21 july: workshop development

Location: Casa de la Ciudad

 

9:00 am Workshop development per teams

 

14:00 Lunch

15:00 Workshop development by teams:

17:00-18:00 Lecture series tutors: Adriana Chavez and Francisco Quiñones.

 

DÍA 4: saturday 22 july: workshop development

Location: Casa de la Ciudad

 

9:00 am Workshop development per teams

14:00 Lunch

15:00 Workshop development per teams.

17:00-18:00 Lecture Series Tutors: Jose Arnaud & Hesner Sanchez.

 

 

 

Día 5: sunday 23 july: Free, Suggested activity ‘Vía Recreativa’:  A project by

Casa de la Ciudad about the pedestrian recovery of one of the most emblematic street in

Oaxaca City.

 

DÍA 6: monday 25 july: Internal deadline

Location: Casa de la Ciudad y barranca del Pedregal Oaxaca

 

9:00 am Presentation of development by teams:

 

14:00 Lunch

14:00 Workshop development per teams

 

DÍA 7: Tuesday 26 July: workshop development

Location:: Casa de la Ciudad y barranca del Pedregal Oaxaca

 

9:00 am 15:00 Workshop development per teams both at Casa de la Ciudad and Barranca del Pedregal.

14:00 Lunch

15:00 Workshop development per teams both at Casa de la Ciudad and Barranca del Pedregal.

 

 

 

 

DÍA 8: Wednesday 27 July: workshop development

Location: Casa de la Ciudad y barranca del Pedregal Oaxaca

 

9:00 am Workshop development per teams both at Casa de la Ciudad and Barranca del Pedregal.

13:00 Lunch

15:00 Workshop development per teams both at Casa de la Ciudad and Barranca del Pedregal.

 

 

 

DÍA 9: Thursday 28 July: workshop development

Location: Casa de la Ciudad y barranca del Pedregal Oaxaca

 

9:00 am Workshop development per teams both at Casa de la Ciudad and Barranca del Pedregal.13:00 Lunch

14:00 Workshop development per teams both at Casa de la Ciudad and Barranca del Pedregal.

 

DIA 10: Friday 29 de julio: Final presentation

Location: Casa de la Ciudad y barranca del Pedregal Oaxaca

 

9 a.m. -Final presentation at Casa de la Ciudad:

to local authorities and representatives of Casa de la Ciudad and INSO.

 

14:00 Presentation of built structure at Barranca del Pedregal:

to representatives of Casa de la Ciudad and INSO.

 

17:00 Conclusions, hand in of AA certificates of participation and celebratory drinks.

 

 

* El calendario es indicativo de las actividades y estas pueden variar.

* para dudas, preguntas o comentarios escribe a: alfredo@aaschool.ac.uk

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