Giulia Foscari & Francesco Bandarin
Marco Bernardi and Alessandro Zotta (Accurat), Lloyd Lee (UNLESS), Federica Sofia Zambeletti (UNLESS)
Sebastian Serzysko, Patricia Roig, Sze May, Joyce Ng, Jane Ching Yee Ling, Saniel Kiss, Swadheet Chaturvedi, Aleksandar Aksetijievic, Liam Bolton. Younseo Song, Olympia Simopolou, Othmane Kandri, Joanna Lesna, Hunter Doyle
Prof. Klaus Dodds (Royal Holloway University of London), Camilla Nichol (Chief Executive UK Antarctic Heritage Trust), Prof. David Walton (Emeritus Professor British Antarctic Survey)
John Palmesino, Barbara Campbell Lange, Anif Kara, Anna Somers Cocks
The AA Polar Lab inaugurates the two-year research platform with a workshop devoted to understanding
and visualizing the geopolitical system that governs the most extreme and experimental of all continents: Antarctica. Punctuated by conversations with Antarctic experts and run in collaboration with Accurat, the workshop aims to construct the first comprehensive Antarctic atlas, which at once charts the evolution of polar architecture while unfolding the implications of the Antarctic Treaty. Signed in 1959 by 12 countries, the treaty de-facto “transformed” the continent into a laboratory, i.e. into the only non-nationalised, demilitarized, denuclearized territory of the world, devoted uniquely to shared scientific research.
A deep understanding of the policies that contribute to preserve the fragile ecosystem south of 60°– including the famous protocol on environmental protection – will be central to the workshop’s agenda.