" Scavengers: Imagining the near future"
Ricardo De Ostos is presenting his conference this Friday April 20 at 6h30 pm at Alba's premises.
Ricardo de Ostos creates speculative fictions that envision architectural projects in shifting environmental and cultural contexts. He is a Brazilian architect who lives, works and teaches in London at both, the Architectural Association and The Bartlett School of Architecture. He is the co-director of NaJa & deOstos studio and co-author of 'The Hanging Cemetery of Baghdad' (Springer Wien/New York, 2006) 'Ambiguous Spaces' (Princeton Press, 2007) and 'Scavengers and Other Creatures in Promised Lands' (fall 2017, AA).
About the Speaker:
Reacting to contemporary displacement patterns Scavengers and Other Creatures in Promised Lands is a provocative architectural exploration of how radical cultural practices and time based spaces enable a new set of architectural responses.
For the last ten years Ricardo de Ostos and Nannette Jackowski have led a research studio at the AA School in London in the pursue of this question through cities, forests and wastelands. Illustrating their approach, the lecture will present ten years of their academic research with an in depth view on how storytelling, collapsing environments and innovation in design shape a innovative understanding of the built environment. With a photographic documentation of unique places on the Planet Earth Scavengers and Other Creatures in Promised Lands explores the gripping power of myth and fiction as radical narratives for imagining the near future of cities and forests.
The book ‘Scavengers and Other Creatures in Promised Lands’ by Ricardo de Ostos and Nannette Jackowski was released in Autumn 2017.