The Pixel Traces studio is very pleased to host Stefan Laxness for a talk on his creative practice. There is a growing consensus that large parts of Europe need to be ecologically restored to deal with climate stresses and avoid the collapse of biodiversity. With new sciences reshaping how we understand ecosystems, new visions are emerging of what a post ecological-restoration Europe might look like. Far from being neutral, these spatial propositions need to be analysed, complemented, and, in some cases, resisted. Stefan Laxness will present how his creative practice navigates between territory, the built environment, and the individual to explore the consequences of current and future land system changes in Europe.
Stefan Laxness is a London based architectural researcher, artist, and former project leader at Forensic Architecture where he led numerous projects, including ‘Ayotzinapa: A Cartography of Violence’. Stefan is the co-founder of ‘Pantopia.xyz’, an educational platform for spatial thinkers. His creative practice explores the consequences and opportunities brought about by the climate crisis regarding how we inhabit and engage with our built environment.
Pixel Traces is a fourth-year studio led by Omar Ferwati and Dr. Anne Bordeleau. In this studio, we work to first identify then respond to traces and processes of violence and its effects in the natural and built environment.