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The suitcase photo
The language of photography is the displacement or
the ability to move people and places through time and
space. But it is also a chance to see these places in dif-
ferent ways by changing the shooting and printing
techniques. “The suitcase photographer”will contain a
series of basic objects with which it will be possible to
build and use several techniques about photography
and printing. The idea will be to choose a part of land-
scape, photographed using different techniques, and
to describe it in different ways. Students will be able to
choose the way they prefer to tell the story of the cho-
sen scenery. They can also take pictures with their dig-
ital cameras or phones, and reassemble the landscape
in post-production or in prints, for example by using
“Pogo Polaroid” or “impossible project” films with a
minilab that prints directly from the phone. At the end
of the workshop, we’ll be able to rebuild the landscape
on a wall with several pictures portraying the same
place in various ways. The various techniques of shoot-
ing, in addition to traditional photography, will be: The
construction of optical chambers and pinhole-camer-
as with different formats and bores. At the same time
the printing techniques could be cyanotype, the lap-
topgrafia, the traditional prints photocopies and pogo
or impossible project films.
Mariano Dallago
is a free lance
photographer since 1989, he has
always been operating in the field of
architecture and artworks
reproduction. He collaborates with
Italian Artistic Heritage, national
and local trusts for artistic heritage
cataloguing, and with several
publishers (Allemandi, Gribaudo,
Panini, Nicolodi) for the publication
of art-books. He works for the
Chamber of Deputies in Rome, with
the European Council in Brussels,
and for the Superior Regional
Ethnography of Sardinia carries a
personal project. He enjoys to keep
different teaching workshops and
experimenting with photography in
various forms such as installations.
Since 2008 he teaches photography
at NABA (New Academy of Fine Arts)
in Milan.
camera obscura
various pinhole
e needed
Thisworkshopwill pose a question about the change
needed in architectural practice and research glob-
ally within the context of the mass displacement of
people and culture.
The workshopwill seek to situate your:
· questions of migration
· questions of climate justice
· question of the appropriate vantage point/gaze/
· question of the construct of architectural theory/
prototypes/history and precedents
· questions of rapid apparently unplanned urbanisa-
tion and mega cities
· questions of rapid apparently planned urbanisation
and mega cities
· the practices of propaganda, photography and ar-
chitectural publication
· the scope of architectural design in practice – for
· the question of ethical responsibility
· the purpose of architecture
· the purpose and value of craft
· the question of what is good architectural detail
· the economic cost of architectural meaning
· the impact of architectural meaning
· cheap building, labour conditions, the relationship
of architecture to capital
· the relationship of materials and people to capital
· the need for authority and the question of agency
and legitimacy
· are we any use to the world?
You are asked to critically examine, research, un-
derstand and drawout the strands of conditions un-
derlying architectural practice in the world. You
will be exposed to critical thinkers and texts in these
areas and youwill situate a critical response in your
works and projects. Your sites will primarily be
sites where architects are not found. Your contexts
will be contexts in need of solutions.
Grainne Hassett
is Senior Lecturer
at the SAUL School of Architecture
University of Limerick, Ireland, and
has been reviewer in several
architecture schools worldwide. She
is founder and director of Hassett
Ducatez Architects. Her work has
received the Downes Medal for
Architectural Excellence,
11 prestigious architectural awards
in Ireland, been nominated for the
Mies Van Der Rohe prize and the UK
YAYA prize, and has been exhibited
at the Venice Architecture Biennale
amongst other featured, lectured,
published, or exhibited scenarios
nationally and internationally.
In August 2015 she founded The
Calais Builds project, in response to
the worsening humanitarian refugee
crisis in Europe. By matching people,
funds, sponsorship drives and our
architecture/building skills the
project has built some of the key
community infrastructure at Calais
refugee camp, such as the Women
and Children’s Centre, Youth Centre,
Community Centre and the
Vaccination centre. This is a story of
architecture and building without
budgets, without political will,
without a future, and without hope,
devoid entirely of the utopian hubris
surrounding architecture, but for
University of Limerick / Hassett
Ducatez Architects, Ireland / Calais
Refugee Camp
NABA Milano / Studio Fotografico
Mariano Dallago
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