25.05.2023 Book Launch - PRISHTINA IN 53 BUILDINGS
The project is featured in the book Prishtina in 53 Buildings edited by Donika Luzhica and Jonas König at Sorry Press
15.11.2019 – 15.03.2020 – S AM – Swiss Architecture Museum
Spatial analysis of the territory in question. What are the territorial mechanisms hidden? Who controls which spaces? Who manages them? With the exhibition «Under te radar», the S AM visits the spatial analysis methods of the territory which takes place before and after an act of construction. Some hidden mechanisms can be revealed by architects, who do a real investigation work.
The group exhibition will show our experimental and international research project “Parallel Sprawl”, which compares the exploration of suburban landscapes in Switzerland and in Kosovo.
21-23.11.2019 – Architectural Humanities Research Association
Ibai Rigby, co-author of the project, will attend the 16th Annual International Conference of the Architectural Humanities Research Association AHRA 2019, to be held at the University of Dundee in Scotland, from 21 to 23 November 2019. He will present Parallel Sprawl, an exploration of the condition of suburban landscapes in Switzerland and in Kosovo.
Objective of the Conference : to unpack the social and spatial relations that organize settlements and societies.
29.01.2019 – Urban sprawl initiative
On the 10 of February 2019, the Swiss electorate will vote on the popular initiative “Stop urban sprawl – for sustainable urban development (urban sprawl initiative)”.
Link to the Swiss federal information page.
Link to the website of the initiative.
24.10.2018 – Architecture and Design Film Festival, New York
Some images of the few days spent at ADFF:NY
Photo credit ©Carlos Sanfer / ©Lou Aguilar
27.09.2018 – Conference and Workshop by Valentin Kunik and Ibai Rigby at the Tallinn Arhitektuuriinstituut
Semester kick off Workshop with Ibai Rigby and Valentin Kunik at the Tallinn Arhitektuuriinstituut. Students are introduced to new mobilities, soft urbanism and hybrid land use as basis for their projects for the greater Tallinn.
18.10.2018 – Architecture and Design Film Festival, New York
Our film “Parallel Sprawl” was selected at the Architecture & Design Film Festival in New York. We will give a lecture, co-presented by the Consulate General of Switzerland in New York.
28.05.2018 – Workshop in Prishtina
The Parallel Sprawl Team is invited by the Kosovo Architecture Festival for a two week workshop about suburban areas in Kosovo and their improvement.
The workshop will take place from 2nd to 13th July in Prishtina.
The workshop is open to international students and collaborations.
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16.02.2018 – Future Architecture Fair
Parallel Sprawl has been selected at the first Future Architecture Fair (MAO Ljubljana). It’s a very positive news and a major step forward for the project.
16.10.2017 – Exhibition at AFO in St. Gallen
Until November 6th at Architektur Forum Ostschweiz in St. Gallen, visit our updated research and exhibition Parallel Sprawl.
(Auf Deutsch) Review of the exhibition by Christina Genova / St. Galler Tagblatt here.
07.09.2017 – Upcoming exhibition at AFO in St. Gallen
Join us on 02.10.2017 at Architektur Forum Ostschweiz in St. Gallen for the opening of our updated research and exhibition Parallel Sprawl. The opening starts at 19:30.
The exhibition is followed by a film projection and a discussion with the exhibiting team and architects: Rosafa Basha, Pristina; Ibai Rigby, Austin; Guillaume de Morsier and Valentin Kunik, Lausanne, as well as the guests Charlotte Malterre-Barthes, Christian Schmid and Milica Topalovic.
More info here.
15.05.2015 - Pristina Exhibition Opening
A collaborative study on suburban areas in Switzerland and Kosovo.
Join us tonight for the opening at the Modelarium, Department of Architecture, FCEA, University of Prishtinës “Hasan Prishtina”.
19:00 Ibai Rigby, (architect and independent researcher, Austin Texas), lecture on the History of Landscape.
20:00 Exhibition Opening.
The exhibition will be open daily from 12:00 to 19:00 P.M. until the 24th of May 2015.
28.05.2013 - NEWSLETTER n°2
We just released our second newsletter, if you haven’t subscibe yet, you can read it here.
30.04.2013 - NEWSLETTER n°1
Back from our second fieldtrip we released our first newsletter, you can read it here.
23.04.2013 - Forum Landschaft
Guillaume de Morsier has been invited by the Forum Landschaft to lecture at its yearly congress.
11.04.2013 - AA Visiting School Alexandria
Guillaume de Morsier and Valentin Kunik have been invited by the AA School Program MITTELMEERLAND to lecture and critic in Alexandria.
Mittelmeerland is investigating the future of the Mediterranean. Over three years the intention is to research six different Mediterranean cities.
11.04.2013 - PARALLEL SPRAWL has been published in the A3 magazine!
Read the article here.
05.03.2013 - PARALLEL SPRAWL has been published in the Forum Landschaft newsletter!
Read the article here.
24.01.2013 - parallel-sprawl.org is now online!
Dear followers, we are proud to present you our brand new blog today. It will be our main exchange platform between Kosovo and Switzerland for the years to come and will present every development of the research.
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