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http://collectionsblog.aaschool.ac.uk/aa-library-rare-russian-periodical-discovered/

Date Submitted: 20/10/2015

Work by Canales&Lombardero (Nuria Alvarez Lombardero, Francisco Gonzalez de Canales, Inter 8 Unit Masters) exhibited from the 3rd of october to the 20th november at Arquiteturas Dispostas, in Mostra Espanha, Evora. The exhibition, curated by MedioMundo, shows a selection of works from Spanish and Portuguese architectural practices which develop a contemporary interest in material experimentation. In relation to this exhibition, Canales&Lombardero were also invited to present their work at the Foum Eugenio Almeida, on the 8th of October.

canales-lombardero.com

Date Submitted: 19/10/2015

Burntwood School, a large comprehensive girls’ school in Wandsworth, London by Allford Hall Monaghan Morris (AHMM) the practise of  AA Foundation Trustee and Former AA Vice President Simon Allford was awarded the coveted RIBA Stirling Prize 2015 for the UK’s best new building on 15 October. 

AHMM’s transformation of Burntwood School reimagines a 1950’s modernist secondary school campus for 2000 girls and 200 staff. The architects created six new faculty buildings and two large cultural buildings linking original buildings by renowned 1950s/1960s architect Sir Leslie Martin. Every building is full of light and air with double height spaces at the end of each corridor to increase natural daylight and create well-framed views. It offers a range of teaching spaces from conventional classrooms to interactive open spaces. Already a very sculptural building, AHMM worked closely with an artist to use large, colourful murals throughout the buildings – cleverly combining signposting with modern art.

architecture.com/StirlingPrize/RIBAStirlingPrize

ahmm.co.uk

Image: Burntwood School by Rob Parrish

Date Submitted: 19/10/2015

Private view on Friday 6th November 5.30 to 7.30pm

Reception Venue: The Andrew Wiles Building, Mathematical Institute, Woodstock Road, University of Oxford, Oxford OX2 6GG.

Speeches 6.00pm

Refreshments.

Date Submitted: 19/10/2015
Date Submitted: 19/10/2015

Vital Networks: Extending the Agency of Return Migrant Health Workers

"Migrant health workers will keep channeling valuable knowledge into OECD countries and capital into their home communities. But is there an alternative - a way for migrant health workers to also service their own communities without stopping flows of money? We aimed to design a scheme that worked within the realities of international health worker migration, while taking advantage of emerging opportunities presented by new technologies.

Vital is a global network of telemedicine that transforms return migrant health workers into conduits of health knowledge and money. It is a social enterprise, a software package, and a management system. The software package is composed of two applications - one for patients and one for providers. It includes a secure communications interface, a live appointment calendar, and encrypted email, for transferring referrals, prescriptions and test-results.

Vital allows migrant health workers to return home, yet still work within the health system of their host country. In effect, return health workers can be in two places at once - serving their own communities and still supporting their families. In this way, Vital works within the realities of migration. It is an innovation - for entrepreneurship, development, and global health. The Vital scheme is designed to be customizable. Our proposal includes a case-study of how Vital would work in the specific context of international health worker migration between Nigeria and the United States (US)."

Nathan Su was part of a team of 4 (with 3 other Anthropology students from the London School of Economics and Political Science) that were runners up in the ‘Geneva Challenge’ an international development competition run by the ‘Graduate Institute’ in Geneva.

The competition is supported by Kofi Annan (ex-secretary general of the United Nations).

Competition Website: http://graduateinstitute.ch/TheGenevaChallenge2015

Details about the finalists: http://graduateinstitute.ch/home/relations-publiques/the-geneva-challenge-2015/2015-finalists.html

Date Submitted: 15/10/2015

Launch event for 'Punk In The Suburbs'

Lurk/Destroy

Sam Dargan/Geraint Evans/Tom Helyar-Cardwell/Esther Planas/Joey Ryken/Emma Talbot

Delta House Studios, Riverside Road, SW17 0BA Private View Thursday 15th October, 5.30pm - 8pm Exhibition runs 16th October - 30th November

The exhibition is made up of allegories regarding suburban sub-cultural tropes - from band-patch denim vests (Tom Helyar-Cardwell); to the quasi-temporary-autonomous- zone of the backyard shed (Geraint Evans); to the globally aggregated video cultures of suburban YouTubers (Joey Ryken); with collections of feminist punk zines.


Co-curated by Joey Ryken and Zoe Mendelson
paintingresearch.net

Nearest tube: Wimbledon Park

Date Submitted: 14/10/2015

The great German photographer Hilla Becher died on 10 October 2015. Working alongside her husband Bernd, the couple – long referred to by the collective moniker 'The Bechers' – transformed not only the way buildings could be photographed, but also the ascribed values attached to those buildings.

To read an engaging biographical conversation between Hilla and AA Files editor Thomas Weaver, recorded and published in 2013, please follow the link below.  

 

http://issuu.com/aaschool/docs/aa_files_66_becher

Date Submitted: 14/10/2015
John Palmesino and Ann-Sofi Rönnskog / Territorial Agency, AA Unit Masters at Dip 4, present their work at the Transformation Marathon, Serpentine Galleries, the tenth in the Serpentine’s annual festival of ideas.

On stage: 10am-10pm, Saturday 17 October, Serpentine Sackler Gallery and live-streamed via YouTube.

On air: Midnight-noon, Sunday 18 October, Serpentine Radio at radio.serpentinegalleries.org

Celebrating its tenth anniversary since the inaugural 2006 Interview Marathon, this year’s Transformation Marathon addresses cultural, political and physical shifts, asking how significant change can be achieved today. Returning to its 24-hour format of 2006, the second half of the Transformation Marathon takes place on the first-ever broadcast of Serpentine Radio, accessible online from 12am (midnight) on Sunday 18 October.
Date Submitted: 13/10/2015

AA student Roberto Boettger has won the Valentiny Award with his 4th Year Diploma project. Over 50 applications from 13 different countries have been submitted. The winner selection took place by an international jury in Luxembourg on Monday, September 21, 2015: "After rigorous contemplation and discussion, we believe the work of Mr. Boettger embodies the vision, drive and sensibility to successfully define a new urban common place." The project deals with the connection of an existing meat market from 1868 with a railway station at 27 meters in the ground that is planned to be built in 2017.

The award is endowed with 3,000 EUR for the winner prize as well as a bronze sculpture, designed by Francois Valentiny, and a one-year subscription to the architectural magazine ADATO.

http://www.valentiny-foundation.com/

http://www.journal.lu/article/gebaute-ideen/

Date Submitted: 13/10/2015

Edgar Payan Pacheco ( AA DRL gradaute) is launching (Mexican Talent Netowork-UK) for the Creative Industries, backed by the Mexican Embassy/Consulate in the uK, this 15th October. The MTN-UK is a Mexican network focus on the creative industries in the UK and it will be showcasing the work of outstanding Mexicans artists, architects, photographers, etc. More info here:

https://www.facebook.com/events/1615904448675055/

Date Submitted: 13/10/2015

Christopher Pierce and Chris Matthews are collaborating with MAD and the R&D department at Noma on merging innovations in architecture and food.

14:40-15:40, Friday 16th October 2015


FOOD INNOVATION - GUEST CURATED BY THE MAD CONFERENCE
René Redzepi – Chef at Noma, Copenhagen
Chad Robertson – Traditional baker
Arielle Johnson – Flavour scientist
Lars Williams – R&D chef
Christopher Pierce – Architect, critic and author
Christopher Matthews – Multi-discipline architect

http://www.wiredevent.co.uk/wired-2015

Image: Fermenting Papirøen, Dalia Matsuura Frontini

Date Submitted: 13/10/2015

A team of AA Staff and graduates, Jose Alfredo Ramirez ( AA Landscape Urbanism Co-Director), Clara Oloriz ( AA Landscape Urbanism Studio Master), Arturo Lyon ( AA DRL graduate) and Alejandra Bosch ( AA Landscape Urbanism graduate) win an International Competition to redevelop the Alameda/Providencia main urban corridor of Santiago de Chile.

http://www.nuevaalamedaprovidencia.cl/

The project comprises the design of a 12 km transport/urban corridor that enhances the public space and integrates public transport to the civic life of the city by prioritising pedestrian and bicycle movement. It creates a linear plaza framed by water and tree landscape that brings back the character of the corridor as an 'Alameda'.

Date Submitted: 12/10/2015

‘Edward James in Mexico’ Symposium

SEPTEMBER 24, 2015 ~ WESTDEAN_VISUALARTS

Edward James in Mexico: History, Context, Legacy One-day Symposium – The Old Library, Saturday 24 October 2015, 9.30am-5pm. This event will consider the impact of Mexico upon the life and work of West Dean College founder, Edward James, from his earliest visits to the country in 1944, until his death forty years later. Papers from a variety of guest speakers will address a range of subjects, including the creation and impact of ‘Las Pozas’, Xilitla, to James’s enduring friendships with other artists associated with Mexico, such as Leonora Carrington. The event will also consider activities preceding James’s presence in Mexico, proposing precursors and associations for his later work. A unique publication relating to the theme of the event will be launched after the symposium.

Date Submitted: 6/10/2015

The Real Estate Architecture Laboratory (REAL) is a charitable foundation for alternative forms of development, property and ownership. It was founded and is directed by Jack Self (AADipl 2014) and Shumi Bose (AAHTS). REAL's most recent project is to launch a bi-monthly, independent magazine about architecture called the Real Review.

https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/jackself/the-real-review-a-bi-monthly-architecture-magazine

Date Submitted: 1/10/2015
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