Ilot d’eau: Atelier #3

23rd September 2016

Categories > Blog, Urban design, Workshop

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Between the 19th and the 24th of September, in the frame of the design project Ilot d’Eau, Latitude is running the Atelier Co-design #3 (see Atelier Co-design #1). The third atelier focuses on the production of detailed projects and technical drawings in order to generate a tangible design proposal. On Saturday 24th September the last co-design session will be held at the Abbaye of Forest. The objectives of the atelier are mainly two: on the one hand, to make operative choices on the project, to be realized during the fourth atelier, that will take place in spring 2017; on the other hand, to have a first feedback from the inhabitants on the co-design process and the experience they had with Latitude and the other actors.

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Ilot d’eau, Atelier #2

20th March 2016

Categories > Education, Workshop

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Between the 19th and the 25th of March 2016, in the frame of the design project Ilot d’Eau, Latitude runs the Atelier Co-design #2. The co-design project ILOT d’EAU focuses on the opportunity to find collective spaces for water within the private realm of the building blocks. This second atelier is aimed at giving shape to concrete shared pilot projects within some of the building blocks previously studied (see Atelier Co-design #1). What water and space inhabitants are willing to share? According to which management scheme? To unfold these questions Latitude organized three co-design sessions. On Sunday 20th the first co-design session will be held in the kitchen of the inhabitants. The other two, on Wednesday and Friday will be hosted by the commune at the Abbey of Forest. Besides the inhabitants, this second atelier involves students of the Faculty of Architecture La Cambre Horta of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (BE) and Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE), and the other partners of the project Des nouveaux chemins de l’eau solidaires pour le quartier de l’Abbaye of the CQD Abbaye.

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Ilot d’Eau, Atelier Co-Design #1

11th September 2015

Categories > Education, Urban design, Workshop

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Latitude Platform has organized and is currently leading the workshop Ilot d’Eau in collaboration with the Faculty of Architecture La Cambre Horta of the Université Libre de Bruxelles (BE) and Cosmopolis Centre for Urban Research of the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (BE), the non-profit organization EGEB, and the other partners of the project Des nouveaux chemins de l’eau solidaires pour le quartier de l’Abbaye of the CQD Abbaye. The initiative is part of a wider participatory project presented in the frame of the Contrat de Quartier Abbey (Forest).

During one week, students and tutors will work in close contact with the inhabitants of Forest to explore how and to which extent co-design can implement the decentralization of water at the scale of the Brussels’ block, one of the most recurrent spatial element composing the city’s fabric. The workshop began last Sunday with an on-site survey followed by a co-design session with some inhabitants in order to discuss ideas, constraints and opportunities for a sensitive every-day water management. The elaborations that will follow are going to be presented to the public next Sunday, the 13th of September at the Abbay of Forest.

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Visionary Maps

8th July 2014

Categories > Dissemination

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On July 16, Latitude with PILA 40 is going to present a lecture on Visionary Maps.

The Summer Intensive Workshop RIGA is the occasion to invite Vera Mantengoli, educational psychosyntesis counselor and journalist, to propose a lecture on “Visionary Maps”.
She will present her project that aims at making one person closer to the self through a “serious game”. The project is based on the creation of a geographical landscape in which the border is the participant’s own body. The exercise leads to designing the “interior world” made by volcanoes, lakes, oceans, woods and so on. The landscape becomes a picture that shows the perception of the selves and of their own specific history.
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Living with water in Treviso

9th March 2013

Categories > Exhibition

Proceeding with the dissemination and consultation phase, the third and final phase of the research Veneto 2100 : Living with water, the installation and the research material displayed in 2012 at the 5th International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam (IABR) are being exhibited again. This time in Treviso at the Fondazione Benetton Studi Ricerche (Benetton Foundation), in the exhibition ‘Veneto 2100: Living with water’, open from the 9th until the 23rd of March 2013.

Following the exhibition at the Central Civic Library of Verona, which focused on the case study of the Verona Region, we this time display the scenario on the Treviso area – more specifically the Piave River High Plains. The scenario is being proposed to the local communities to instigate debate and gather their feed-back.

In this case, the main issue put forward by the scenario is the necessity to raise awareness about the latent, but increasing, hydro-geological vulnerability affecting the territory in order to avoid the risk of disasters. At present, even if local experts and institutions are already aware of the threats derived from hydraulic problems in the Piave River water system, the strong social frictions are still delaying the attainment of shared solutions.

Next, the exhibition will travel to Rovigo.

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Conference Acqua e Territorio, Verona

14th February 2013

Categories > Dissemination

Tomorrow, on Friday the 15th of February, in the frame of the ongoing exhibition Acqua e territorio in Verona, some of the most relevant authorities involved in the management of water resources of the Province will discuss some of the most urgent issues with experts and local organizations. A special focus will be dedicated on the water dysfunctions that affect the Monti Lessini Creeks area and how to turn it safer after the dramatic floods of the autumn 2010. Are the most recent interventions and strategies really effective? Which are the next steps?
Latitude will propose its approach and present the scenario for the Monti Lessini Creeks in order to stimulate the discussion on the displayed possible interventions imagined for 2100.

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On the news / Veneto 2100

15th June 2012

Categories > Exhibition

Today the Corriere della Sera, Italian newspaper, has published an article about the recent exhibition of LATITUDE’s project Veneto 2100 at the British Museum and at the 5th Rotterdam Biennale.

The journalist Francesca Boccaletto stresses the need for envisioning ‘virtuous and sustainable solutions’ for the territory, especially in this period when floods, droughts, earthquakes and tornado have direct heavy consequences on the life of a large part of the population in Italy. LATITUDE is now intended to promote the scenarios locally among institutions, technicians and the civic society in order to trigger the discussion about a virtuous and sustainable future of the Region.

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