The course is structured along a series of 5 episodes divided into different Acts, including keystone Expertise visits, diverse Experiences, and Groundscape Talk lectures. In parallel to the talks and visits you will participate in the Underground Design Studio, a design oriented studio where you will develop your own personal Groundscape experience.
Episode 1: The Groundscape Manifest
Introduction to basic concepts related to the notion of Groundscape such as Void, Light, Geography, Landscape, Heritage, Depth, Density, Network, etc…
Episode 2: Conquests
Study of Groundscape as a tool for the creation of new territories through the disappearance of architecture.
Episode 3: Geography
Study of Groundscape as the blending in of landscape and architecture. We will underline the capacity of the underground territory to establish complex networks and links with apparently simple actions.
Episode 4: Legacy
Study of Groundscape as an aesthetic and respectful urban solution in heritage sensible sites. We will dig into the ground to establish the foundations of Groundscape architecture
Episode 5: Into the Lab
An invitation to look inside unheard of design methods specifically oriented towards subterranean territories.