20140407

Work by Somatic Collaborative featured in Globalized Water



A collection of drawings from Somatic Collaborative, the design practice of Felipe Correa  and Anthony Acciavatti  were published in Globalized Water: A Question of Governance (Springer 2013) edited by SAP member, Dr. Graciela Schneier-Madanes. The volume presents a compilation of voices that form a unique scientific exploration of contemporary water management models and government issues.
The work samples from Somatic Collaborative highlight the significant role of water in the shaping of settlements. Through a series of case studies – from the scarcity of water in the American Desert to the overabundance of water in the Amazon Basin–the visual essay probes the time-honored relationship between water, water management, and urban form.


The Petropolis of Tomorrow out in print



Neeraj Bhatia and Mary Casper recently published The Petropolis of Tomorrow (ACTAR, 2013). 



In recent years, Brazil has discovered vast quantities of petroleum deep within its territorial waters, inciting the construction of a series of cities along its coast and in the ocean. We could term these developments as Petropolises, or cities formed from resource extraction. The Petropolis of Tomorrowis a design and research project, originally undertaken at Rice University that examines the relationship between resource extraction and urban development in order to extract new templates for sustainable urbanism. Organized into three sections: Archipelago Urbanism, Harvesting Urbanism, and Logistical Urbanism, which consist of theoretical, technical, and photo articles as well as design proposals, The Petropolis of Tomorrow elucidates not only a vision for water-based urbanism of the floating frontier city, it also speculates on new methodologies for integrating infrastructure, landscape, urbanism and architecture within the larger spheres of economics, politics, and culture that implicate these disciplines. 



Articles by: Neeraj Bhatia, Luis Callejas, Mary Casper, Felipe Correa, Brian Davis, Farès el-Dahdah, Rania Ghosn, Carola Hein, Bárbara Loureiro, Clare Lyster, Geoff Manaugh, Alida C. Metcalf, Juliana Moura, Koen Olthuis, Albert Pope, Maya Przybylski, Rafico Ruiz, Mason White, Sarah Whiting
Photo Essays by: Garth Lenz, Peter Mettler + Eamon Mac Mahon, Alex Webb
Research/ Design Team: Alex Gregor, Joshua Herzstein, Libo Li, Joanna Luo, Bomin Park, Weijia Song, Peter Stone, Laura Williams, Alex Yuen

20131019

SAP completes its first interim symposium

The South America Project, an applied research and design think tank tasked that focuses on issues of fast paced urbanization within the South American continent finished its first interim symposium and exhibition this past September. Hosted by the Bienal de Buenos Aires, the event brought together a large number of SAP participants who are currently developing a wide array of projects across the continent.

SAP Exhibition / Buenos Aires

 
SAP Exhibition / Buenos Aires
Since its launch in the fall of 2011 at Harvard, the SAP network has brought together over 131 participants from across the Americas, who are leading 23 collaborative projects in 11 countries, under the auspices of 43 public and private sponsors, SAP’s focus is to research and develop new spatial syntheses for alternative physical and experiential identities in South America’s heterogeneous hinterlands. By drawing together individuals who work in different disciplines from across the Americas, SAP combines diverse design methodologies that can create alternative models to not only visualize and evaluate the effects of fast-paced urbanization, but also to propose specific pilot projects for alternative models of urbanization in the region.

SAP Symposium / Buenos Aires

SAP Symposium / Buenos Aires



A SAP Report, which summarizes the findings of the symposium will circulate through Revista PLOT soon.

SAP  / GSD / Plot / Studio EX reception / Buenos Aires

20130921

SAP en Buenos Aires, Presentaciones y Mesas Redondas




Septiembre 25
09h30 – 09h45                  Introducción a cargo de Felipe Correa y Florencia Rodríguez
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Soportes territoriales – Rutas fluviales o vehiculares como ejes de reestructuración
Algunos de los proyectos que están tomando forma en SAP aprovechan los corredores de transporte naturales y/o artificiales (ejes IIRSA/COSIPLAN incluidos) para reestructurar el territorio e introducir soportes urbanos eficientemente intercomunicados, complementarios y adecuadamente integrados en su entorno.
09h45 – 10h05                  Eugenio Garcés y Sebastián Seisdedos
10h05 – 10h25                  Alejandra Bosch y María Arquero
10h25 – 10h45                  Marés Sandor
10h45 – 11h05                  Anita Berrizbeitia
11h05 – 12h00                  Mesa redonda con Felipe Mesa / Moderador: Anita Berrizbeitia
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Estrategias geográficas (prototipos regionales) – Amazonía
Las respuestas que exige una condición específica ofrecen oportunidades para explorar la posibilidad de aplicarlas, como adaptación, a otros puntos geográficos cuyas condiciones son análogas. Varios proyectos SAP aprovechan el desarrollo de la intervención puntual para hacer propuestas con capacidad de reacción eficiente a escala regional.
15h00 – 15h20                 Ashley Scott Kelly
15h20 – 15h40                 Jean-Pierre Crousse
15h40 – 16h00                 Santiago del Hierro
16h00 – 16h20                 Roger Shermann
16h20 – 17h00                 Mesa redonda / Moderador: Felipe Correa
Septiembre 26
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Estrategias geográficas (micro-internvenciones y acupuntura) – Amazonía y Acuífero Guaraní
La escala ha jugado un papel preponderante en varios proyectos SAP, en cuanto eligen oscilar entre lo macro y lo micro, la cartografía y la tectónica, la geografía y la acción comunitaria, para lograr intervenciones que responden a las problemáticas regionales/globales (interconectividad) sin descuidar el conocimiento de lo endémico y el detalle de lo local.
09h30 – 09h50                  Alberto Foyo
09h50 – 10h10                  Ana María Durán Calisto
10h10 – 10h30                  Chris Roach y Sandra Vivanco
10h30 – 10h50                  Laurent Troost
10h50 – 12h00                  Mesa redonda / Moderador: Ana María Durán Calisto
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Repensando los urbanismos de la extracción y sus entropías
La problemática de la expansión de los tejidos “informales” no se limita a las zonas urbanas; al contrario, constituye la principal forma de ocupación de territorios tradicionalmente remotos en el interior, conforme la cataliza una renovada ola de extracción de materias primas y extensión de mono-cultivos. Varios proyectos SAP abordan las dos caras de la extracción: una “formal” (privada o pública) y otra “informal” (colateral y entrópica).
15h00 – 15h20                  Neeraj Bhatia
15h20 – 15h40                  Gabriel Duarte
15h40 – 16h00                  Marcos Favero y Pierre Martin
16h00 – 16h20                  Flavio Janches
16h20 – 18h00                  Mesa redonda / Moderador: Graciela Silvestri
18h00 – 18h15                  Conclusiones a cargo de Rahul Mehrotra