Osage Gallery will host the annual exhibition of the AAVS students: Post-Industrial Landscapes 4.0.
Post-Industrial Landscapes is a traveling academic program created by Tobias Klein in the Architectural Association Visiting School Program. Founded in 2013, it saw the program successfully establish visiting schools of ten days in Hong Kong, Ottawa, Canada and San Francisco in the past 3 years of its existing. Always in collaboration with local academic institutions, the program strives to explore technological boundaries in the field of Architecture and New Media design.
The theme of this year’s AAVS workshop is Sugar. Sugar is superbly successful, stimulating and synonymous for a society of hyper consumption and addiction to instant gratification in all levels of life. We live in a new electronically permeated, augmented and mediated landscape, where we experience and see more unbuilt virtual spaces than actual architectural physical environments each day. Becoming sugar addicted in all digital, physical, and biological ways.
Bringing together a handful of the notable industry experts in their respective fields and with cross disciplinary backgrounds, the 10-day workshop of AAVS will be run by Cesar Jung-Harada, Tobias Klein, Victor Leung and Ferdinand Fritz. In addition, a series of lectures will be held by a number of International key speakers. In partnership with the City University of Hong Kong, and the renowned School of Creative Media, the workshop provides tremendous exposure not only in the academic sector, but also in the world of Architecture and Design locally and internationally.
As one of the oldest and most prestigious schools of architecture, the AA School of Architecture prides itself for being at the epi-centre of contemporary architectural conversation worldwide. From exhibitions, lectures, to symposia and publications, the AA has provided the backdrop for three Pritzker Prize winners Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid and Richard Rogers and handfuls of the most influential architects and thinkers of today.