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On April 4 +5 Liam Young of AA’s Diploma 6- Unknown Fields Division and think tank Tomorrows Thoughts Today will be hosting  Data Drama: Crunching, Chunking and other Novel Data Technologies to Better Help us Escape From the Present at Princeton University School of Architecture. Across 2 days 20 speakers will be discussing the spatial possibilities and consequences of big data and the network. To accompany the presentations Andrew Blum, author of Tubes: A Journey to the Centre of the Internet, will be coordinating a field expedition through the wilds of New Jersey to visit a series of local data centres and critical engineer Julian Oliver will be running a workshop on the tools and tactics for asserting and defending civil liberties in the networked domain. For details head over here where the event will also be live streamed. Use #datadrama to contribute to the conversation.
James Bridle [Artist and founder Of Dronestagram and the New Aesthetic]
Kevin Slavin [Founder of the Playful Systems group at MIT's Media Lab]
Tim Maughan [Science Fiction Author]
Ivan Poupyrev [Project leader at Google’s Advance Technologies and Projects Division]
Ben Lewis [Director of Google and the World Brain]
Kate Crawford [Principal Researcher, Microsoft Research and Visiting Professor, MIT Center for Civic Media]
Metahaven [Designers and Editors of Black Transparency: The right to know in the age of Mass Surveillance]
Joanne McNeil [Techno political Writer and Researcher]
Scanlab [Specialists in Large scale 3D laser scanning]
Benjamin Bratton [Director of The Center for Design and Geopolitics]
Carlo Ratti [Director of Senseable City Lab at MIT]
Usman Hasque [Founder of internet of things data infrastructure Pachube]
Adam Harvey [Countersurveillance fashion designer]
Mario Carpo [Architectural Historian]
Date Submitted: 21/3/2014
The School of Architecture for All (SARCHA) initiated by Dr Maria Theodorou (AA PhD H&T 1998) features in Blueprint magazine, issue 332 January/February 2014 and described as another type of practice and research on architecture and the city produced by an extended assemblage of associates: “…[a] platform to share resources and experiences while learning with every project.”http://sarcha-architecture.blogspot.co.uk/2014/03/sarcha-in-blueprint-architect-is-no.html
Date Submitted: 21/3/2014

Luca Peralta Studio’s awarded project, titled “Transforming Social Houses into Sociable Homes” , was recognized for its visionary solution for the regeneration of an abandoned social housing project, namely Torre Tintoretto in San Polo, Brescia, Italy.

http://www.mipimarfutureprojects.com/winners-projects

Date Submitted: 20/3/2014

Foundation Studio Master Takako Hasegawa will be presenting at a multidisciplinary symposium Sensing Architectureat Royal Academy of Arts held in conjunction with the exhibition Sensing Spaces: Architecture Reimagined. Saturday 29th March.

http://www.royalacademy.org.uk/event/81

Date Submitted: 18/3/2014

The festival runs at Siobhan Davies studio from 10 April 2014.

What Now Festival : http://www.independentdance.co.uk/programmepage/activities/what-festival/

Siobhan Davies Studio: http://www.siobhandavies.com/

Date Submitted: 18/3/2014

AA graduates, ex-unit masters and visting school directors Marianne Mueller and Olaf Kneer received a Special Mention in the Architizer A+ Awards for White Cube Bermondsey, the conversion of a 70s warehouse into an art gallery complex in South London. http://architizer.com/projects/white-cube-bermondsey/

Date Submitted: 14/3/2014

Natassa Lianou and Ermis Chalvatzis, AA DRL alumni 2011, have been awarded an Honourable mention in the NEXT STOP-Designing Chicago BRT Stations competition with their project KINESIS. The competition was organized by the Chicago Architectural Club and Chicago Architecture Foundation. The two architects gave an interview to The Tovima newspaper about their award winning project KINESIS. They were also featured in 'The GENERATION OF 2020' issue of BHMAGAZINO.

http://www.lianou-chalvatzis.com/

Date Submitted: 12/3/2014
Farah's dissertation on Energy Efficient Garment Factories has been published in CibseJournal March 2014 edition.
 
 
Since leaving the AA Farah has been doing some work with the fashions brands and International labour organization to improve the working conditions of factories in Bangladesh. Farah works as Senior Sustainability Engineer at Ramboll Uk.
Date Submitted: 10/3/2014

Liam Young, of the AA’s Diploma 6- Unknown Fields Division and think tank Tomorrows Thoughts Today will be speaking at the FUTURE EVERYTHING Festival in Manchester, 31st March – 1st April 2014. http://futureeverything.org/

Date Submitted: 4/3/2014

7pm, Romanian Cultural Institute, 1 Belgrave Square, London SW1X8PH

From the Romanian Cultural Institute:

Three research teams made up of 12 international students from the Architectural Association Design Research Lab in London led by professor Theodore Spyropoulos, including the Romanian Octavian Gheorghiu, will present an alternative vision of the capital's future, putting forward an ecology of intelligent machines. The students will explore possible solutions for London by looking into several problematic aspects such as food supply and the import dependence, the growing need for public space and the underutilisation of the Thames River, transportation and urban mobility.

More Information

Date Submitted: 25/2/2014

The Nature of the City

Monday 17, February, 6.30pm

Find out more

Date Submitted: 12/2/2014

More details about this prestigious award on the Architects Journal website.

Date Submitted: 10/2/2014

http://drawingthecity.net/

Explore Majorca through drawings this Easter

Drawing the City is hosting a 6-day intensive drawing holiday workshop in Majorca in April. All the adventure and excitement of a city break, combined with an in-depth exploration of the Majorcan art scene, food, sunshine and of course... mad drawing.

The course is designed with those closet, part-time artists in mind, who have always wanted to draw more and improve their skills but never find the time to get stuck into it.
Drawing the City - Majorca 2014 is a collaboration with the Pilar i Joan Miró Foundation, and the local council in Palma; as part of an effort to share the charms of this burgeoning art city, while promoting a culture-led tourism instead of the sun & beach combos to which Majorca is commonly associated.

The course

The unique course offers a combination of daily 4-hour in-studio drawing and water colour sessions, with daily active drawing excursions in the city. Participants will be given the opportunity to explore the city through drawings and practice the techniques from the studio sessions on the exquisite subject of Palma de Majorca, a stunning medieval port city.

Thrown into the mix, the workshop also includes visits to museums, special private viewings of art, historic tours, local food tastings and your very own art exhibition party at the end. Drawings aside, there will still be time to explore the city in your own time, enjoy the nightlife and soak in the atmosphere, and witness the unique Majorcan Easter Celebrations before heading back.

Image : http://www.flickr.com/photos/guymoll/

Date Submitted: 7/2/2014

Storefront

Under the name Form Fiction Format, their entry, The City & The Room will be exhibited at the Storefront for Art and Architecture in New York from 29 April 2014.

 

Date Submitted: 4/2/2014

Tuesday 11 February, 6pm
AA School, Rear Second Presentation Space

Speaker: Stefano Boeri

Discussant: Camillo Boano

Today it is difficult to understand what links a building to a housing block to a car wash to a mall and so on. Anticity and the Future of the Public Sphere explores the links between research, design, media and politics through a transversal glance, and particularly the role architecture plays in redefining the contours of the public sphere in contemporary cities.


The Development Planning Unit (DPU) enjoys a very close relationship with the AA School, where it began as the Department of Tropical Architecture in 1954. Initially directed by Maxwell Fry, in 1956 Otto Koenigsberger took over and it was under his directorship that urban development planning and low-income housing, now important topics in the DPU, were introduced. The unit was renamed the Department of Development and Tropical Studies in 1968, and in 1971 moved just up the road where it was established in University College London as the Development Planning Unit (DPU).

The DPU maintains strong intellectual and personal ties with the Architectural Association and is excited to be holding the event on DPU's original premises.

Download the event poster

Date Submitted: 4/2/2014
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