Latitude at the AA London

21st February 2016

Categories > Dissemination

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Latitude (Fabio Vanin) is invited to lecture tomorrow February 22nd at the Architectural Association, London (14h00, Soft Room) .

Water management, hydrogeological dysfunctions, cultural ​​and identity values related to water, are just some key cross-scale and interlinked issues that are increasingly present both in academic studies and professional assignments that deal with the territory. When coping with water, designers and researchers are often forced to rethink their learning and creative approach, moving towards complex outputs such as long-term visions, scenarios, process planning as well as specific technical solutions.

Can water become the privileged lens through which we look at the territory? Can water become the unavoidable “layer 0” of the praxis of design?

Through a series of recent works of Latitude Platform that range from the large territorial scale to the architectural one, the talk tackles the necessity of finding precise ways to read, understand, interpret and represent the dynamics of water in the frame of landscape urbanism research and practice.

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Conversations on the City

20th June 2015

Categories > Dissemination

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What is an urban project? Does it concern the prevention and protection of our territories? These are some of the questions posed by the cycle of lectures “Conversazioni sulla città” organised by Gruppo Area  1 –  Area architettura, urbanistica, paesaggio, design –
of the Board of Architects of the province of Modena.
The aim of the lectures is to explore the new global needs, starting from the theme of climate change and major environmental
disasters that are affecting more and more frequently all over the world our urban realm, understanding to what extent the boundaries between different disciplines should blur.
Latitude, together with arch. Talita Medina, will present its work on water related issues today at 5 pm at the San Carlo Theater in Modena.

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Water and Landscape

12th November 2014

Categories > Dissemination

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Latitude will present some research results at University IUAV of Venice on the 13th of November during the course of Urbanism lead by Cristina Renzoni, part of the master degree “Architettura per il Nuovo e l’Antico” (New and Ancient Architecture) which focuses on investigations on water flows, planning river basins (contratti di fiume) and design strategies in the Veneto region. Latitude will show some experiences on the construction of scenarios, design and territorial identity related to the research Veneto 2100 Living With Water and the process of building the Verona Plain Observatory with the Verona Plain Waterboard in order to give students suggestions and stimulate the debate on methodology and the role of urban designers.

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The Horizontal Metropolis, Ghent

6th December 2013

Categories > Dissemination

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Latitude (Fabio Vanin) was invited to present some of the work conducted on the Veneto Region at the lecture series on The Horizontal Metropolis at the Department of Architecture and Urban Planning of the University of Ghent (Belgium), organized by prof. Michiel Dehaene.

The lecture will focus on the two research projects Latitude has recently conducted on the region: Veneto 2100: Living with Water, that was exhibited at the 5th IABR – International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam in 2012 and Reading the Incremental Occupation of Territories, that is still on show at the X Bienal de Arquitectura de São Paulo, Brasil. The relation between water management and urbanization in a crucial moment of persistent economical crisis and growing environmental threats is key to reflect on possible future scenarios and on our design tools.

9th of December 2013 – MA 09/12, Plateau, J.Plateaustraat 22 Aud.B, 13h00-14h15

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Toward an Atlas

31st October 2013

Categories > Dissemination, Publications, Research, Urban design

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Toward an Atlas of the European Delta Landscape, edited by Maria Chiara Tosi (IUAV) and published by ListLab is finally out. The book collects contributions by Latitude’s Taneha Kuzniecow Bacchin, Marco Ranzato, Fabio Vanin and others who participated to the three editions of the Summer School Erasmus Intensive Programme on the Po Delta organized by IUAV University of Venice between 2010-2012, the last of which included the participation of Latitude as part of the research Veneto 2100: Living with Water.

This book aims at describing deltaic territories in Europe that are fragile and affected by important climate changes. These characteristics are producing significant effects on the studied deltas and on the ways they are inhabited. The book proposes an analysis of the most important features of some of the European Deltas – the Po delta, the Ebro, the Rhine, the Rhone, the Nemunas, the Guadalquivir and the Danube one – by comparing them, in order to identify their common and specific problems.

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Living with Water for the University of Virginia

30th October 2013

Categories > Dissemination, Research

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Latitude is lecturing on the relation between water dysfunctions and the urban environment in the Veneto Region for the Venice Semester Abroad Program of the University of Virginia (USA), which is a new fall option for third and fourth year students in the Architecture Department, Architectural History and Planning. The program, led by prof. Anselmo Canfora – founder of Initiative reCOVER, a program that assists disaster recovery efforts and underserved populations through partnerships with humanitarian, community-based organizations, professional firms and manufacturers- and organized by Maddalena Scimemi (Resident Director, IUAV) with Monica Shenouda (Associate Resident Director) is mainly taking place in Venice at Fondazione Masieri, beautifully designed by Carlo Scarpa.

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Latitude at ]pyblik[

16th May 2013

Categories > Dissemination

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How can public space interplay with water?  How to regain water in the public space?

These are the interlinked questions posed at the Journée Thématique: L’eau et l’espace public organized by ]pyblik[  that will be held the 17th of May at the Centre International pour la Ville, l’Architecture et le Paysage in Brussels.

]pyblik[ is a programme promoted by the Brussels-Capital Region with the aim of enhancing the know-how and expertise in public space in the region linking together the academia, designers and local administrators.

Latitude will present some recent reflections about how boosting a more integrated water management can lead to the process of urban renovation hankered by many cities today. The seminar will precede the masterclass about possible perspectives on the space along Brussels’ canal.  As many city around the word, over the last centuries Brussels has indeed misplaced its former strong relation with the water bodies of the original landscape in favour of more hard and hidden hydraulic infrastructures.

During the day, at the round table other researchers and design offices will present their recent explorations on the subject to foster the discussion.

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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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Living with Water in Verona

3rd February 2013

Categories > Exhibition

On Monday the 4th of February, at the Central Civic Library of Verona the exhibition ‘Acqua e Territorio’ will open until the 3rd of March. Latitude exhibits the setting and the research material previously displayed at the 5th IABR – International Architecture Biennale of Rotterdam in 2012, with a special focus on the case study of the Verona area.

A special section of the exhibition, that is also promoted by the Chamber of Architects and the Chamber of Engineers of Verona, with the patronage of the Municipality of Verona, is dedicated to Antonio Maria Lorgna, modern hydraulic engineer of the XVIII century who worked in the Veneto region and whose original archive is kept at the Civic Library.

This exhibition starts the third phase of the research Veneto 2100: Living with Water. It is the first event that aims at bringing the proposed scenarios back to the local communities, in order to be constructively discussed and get a fruitful feedback.

The exhibition will then travel to Treviso, Fondazione Benetton Studi e Ricerche.

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On the News / the Piave River

3rd December 2012

Categories > Research

After the many flood events that in the last days affected again, also this year, not only the Veneto but as well other Italian regions such as Tuscany, Latitude was lately interviewed by a local radio and the newspaper Il Gazzettino to talk about the research Veneto 2100: Living with Water and especially to discuss the scenario for the Piave River dry plains.

The flood risk affecting the Piave river is just one of the environmental dysfunctions that threaten a large portion of the dry plains, especially within the province of Treviso. While during summer newspapers give large space to diffused episodes of draught, in this period of the year space is dedicated to flood risk. The article focuses on the proposed scenario highlighting the need of a conscious attitude towards new, sometimes radical but maybe necessary solutions.

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Latitude at La Villette #2

21st November 2012

Categories > Research

Tomorrow, 22nd of November 2012, Latitude will present the research Veneto 2100: Living with water to the audience of the DSA: Projet Urbain, Paysage, Métropolisation at the Ecole Nationale d’architecture de Paris La Villette.

The presentation will focus on the specific role of water as a key element for the interpretation of the territory and the landscape, especially discussing the case of the Piave river dry plain (Treviso). Moreover, Latitude will show for the first time some of the results of Kasi intensive workshop that regard the Sile river, as subsequent development of the scenario proposed for the Piave River in 2100.

The appointment is at 2.00 pm,  salle Amphi 007

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Latitude at UCL

4th November 2012

Categories > Other, Research

 

 

Which is the current state of knowledge in the field of urban sustainability and resilience?

Some of the most recent and relevant research upon the linkages between human societies, the technological world and the natural environment are presented and confronted in London at the 1st International Conference on Urban Sustainability and Resilience organized by the Centre for Urban Sustainability & Resilience of the University College London (5-6 November 2012).

Latitude will contribute presenting the interdisciplinary approach tuned in the field of resilience through the last research and design experiences. The conference is the ultimate occasion to put forward and discuss with other preeminent experts a common coherent future research agenda.

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