A site specific workshop by Atelier Banchini
NEOTOPIA - XOCHIMILCO
June 8-18, 2023
Leopold Banchini Architects aims to develop an eclectic and non-dogmatic architecture celebrating simplicity, economy and sustainability. We see architecture as a tool to support unexpected and diverse ways of living together and refuse to use buildings as representations of power, wealth or cultural superiority. We value the poetry of construction over composition and admire direct answers to unique sites and contexts. We look for humble aesthetics based on the veracity of expression against preconceived functionalism.
We use creativity to encourage alternative models to commercial methods of production and expand the traditional definitions of project making using DIY cultures as means of emancipation.
We challenge established relations of knowledge supremacies and admire the beauty of neo-vernacular buildings and popular intelligence. We see the origins of architectural elements beyond borders and historical periods.
We place political and environmental considerations at the very heart of our practice and address architecture as a form of social action.
Xochimilco lies 28 km south of Mexico City. With its network of canals and artificial islands, it testifies to the efforts of the Aztec people to build a habitat in the midst of an unfavourable environment. Its characteristic urban and rural structures, built since the 16th century and during the colonial period; have been preserved in an exceptional manner.
Xochimilco forms part of a cultural World Heritage site but on a national level it is also a protected natural area, which leads to the involvement in the management of the Ministry of the Environment, which acts through the Natural Resources Commission of the government of the Federal District.
1) You can apply by completing the online application form (founded under ‘Book now’ button) on this page.
2) Once you complete the application form and make a full payment, you will be registered to the programme.
3) There are to different periods of registration.
4) You must specify if you will take it in person in Mexico City or online.
The workshop is open to students as well as professionals worldwide of a wide range of disciplines (architecture, art, design, etc).
EARLY REGISTRATION FEE
Ends March 28 (2023)
LATE REGISTRATION FEE
March 1 to June 5 (2023)
*Fees include a weeklong workshop and the workshop material. Each participant will also get a tote bag and sketch book. A 5% commission will be charged on Paypal payments. Bank commissions or transfer fees are not included in the registration price. The applicant must assume these costs.
*At the end, a Diploma will certificate each participation.
*Fees do not include flights or accommodation, but accommodation options can be advised. Students need to bring their own laptops.
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