CALAIS: Landscapes of Expulsion

Last week I returned to the dunes east of Calais that were once the site for one of Europe’s largest informal migrant camps. What was once filled with tents and makeshift houses has been evicted in late 2016 following a cycle of partial eviction, police violence and oppression through weaponised architectural interventions and a strategy

TESTING-GROUND: Journal of Landscapes, Cities and Territories

Jens Haendeler and Alex Ioannou will be guest editors of the forthcoming TESTING-GROUND journal issue no. 2: OTHER SIDES. TESTING-GROUND: journal of landscapes, cities and territories, published at the University of Greenwich, is open for contributions for its second issue, Other Sides. What resides on the other side can cause fear, concern, intrigue, delight and fascination. Neighbouring and

FORTRESS EUROPE

The above [work-in-progress] map of Fortress Europe takes into account all spatial borders surrounding fortress Europe; including fences, walls, policed roads, the militarised mediterranean sea and the architecture of the institutionalised camp itself. We will update it but wanted to share this draft with you at this stage. Fortress Europe Map by pnevma is licensed under a Creative

WEAPONISED LANDSCAPE SEMINAR

PRESENTATION  Jens Haendeler and Alex Ioannou presented their work-in-progress maps and analysis of weaponised landscapes at the Centre for the Study of Democracy at the University of Westminster last week, inviting architects, landscape architects and students in politics and international relations to debate the ongoing militarisation of Europe’s ubiquitous borders, both at the border and

WEAPONISED LANDSCAPES: MAPPING ‘THE JUNGLE’ – Research Seminar at the Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD)

PRESENTATION  Date:  Wednesday 26/10/2016 6pm to 8pm Title:  Weaponised Landscapes: Mapping ‘the Jungle’ – research seminar at Centre for the Study of Democracy (CSD), University of Westminster Description: Anushka Athique, Jens Haendeler and Alex Ioannou of landscape research design collective PNEVMA [and recent MA Landscape Architecture graduates at the university of Greenwich] have carried out

MAPPING THE ‘JUNGLE’: A Critical Socio-spatial Analysis Seeking to Understand Formal and Informal Migrant Settlements in Northern France

PROJECT IN PROGRESS  This workshop aims to look at the formal and informal migrant camps of Calais and Grande-Synthe through the lens of landscape. First by tracing and documenting the settlements’ historic development and then by revealing and mapping their socio-economic flows a well as the endo- and exogenic forces forming their architectural form. We will explore

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REALISING SIGNIFICANCE IN A ‘DEAD ZONE’: A Unifying Investigatory Study and a Propelling Design Workshop in a Divided Island

PROJECT IN THE BOOKS  The UN Buffer Zone is a human creation with a ‘complex system’ of elements. The workshop will try to understand the historical events which were responsible for the construction of a long narrative of division on the landscape which has led to recorded separation on maps and to poignant collective perspectives

LE:NOTRE INSTITUTE: ‘The Akamas Landscape Between Science and Myth’

COMPETITION  As a collaborative pitch PNEVMA, along with the ecological expertise of  Louise Ioannou, entered the LE:NOTRE Student Competition 2016. The intervention, ‘Landscape of Constellations’, intended to make existing and ongoing narratives, within both the landscape and the sky-scape, intelligible. Through the inclusion of minimal elements of design form, along the transect, an interpretation is