Everything Architecture
OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen

AA Gallery 18/3/2017 - 27/5/2017

Monday to Friday 10:00-19:00, Saturday 10:00-17:00.

NB. Closed 1 - 18 April (AA Easter Closure)


Everything Architecture
was first exhibited in the antechambers of the BOZAR Centre for Fine Arts in Brussels and afterwards at the Arc en Rêve Centre d’Architecture in Bordeaux, before travelling here to the AA.

The point of departure for the exhibition is the idea that every one of the productions of OFFICE can be considered a project in itself. Models, drawings and perspectives populate the gallery as individual objects, together with works of art which are related to the spirit and language of OFFICE. In this field of objects, sculptures are considered as companions en route to architectural production; paintings and photographs enforce or break the different perspectives and search for dialogue.

The exhibition is accompanied by the release of OFFICE Kersten Geers David Van Severen — Volume 1 & 3, the second and third parts of an oeuvre catalogue in the making, which is published and distributed by Walter König.



Mittelmeerland
Salon de Recherche

Front Members' Room 21/1/2017 - 25/2/2017

Monday to Friday 10:00-19:00, Saturday 10:00-17:00.


Mittelmeerland is a research project exploring the future of the Mediterranean Sea as a territory of water. Applying a comparative method and approaching cities from the sea, Mitelmeerland has travelled to six Mediterranean metropolises: Dubrovnik, Tangier, Beirut, Algiers, Alexandria and Izmir.

The Salon de Recherche shows case studies and travel books which illustrate each city, its speciality, the character of the coast, its usage and its users. It deals with urban conditions, politics and the urbanization processes along the coast. There were questions: How can the Mediterranean position itself as a territory? How would each city act in this territory? What do changes mean for the everyday spaces and their uses?

Over 5 years, Mittelmeerland has been studying the dynamic of the city coastlines, the mutual dependencies of land and water, the constructions of new ports which are often in conflict with sensitive sea ground, and the transformation of society. The Mediterranean Sea is not only situated between continents, but simultaneously acts as a historical and contemporary centre and border zone. The social, economic and political dynamics of this territory are complex and diverse.

Curators: Medine Altiok and Stephanie Tunka
Website: www.mittelmeerland.org


Designers, Architects, Welders and Miners
Chris Moyse

AA Bar 21/1/2017 - 25/2/2017

Monday to Friday 10:00-19:00, Saturday 10:00-17:00.


Chris Moyse is a reportage photographer for magazines and corporate industry, and as such finds himself in various wonderful places around the world.

In 1983 Design magazine sent him to Milan to document the Congress of the International Societies of Industrial Design (ICSID). He was often unaware who the delegates were or what they had designed, or whether or not they were designers at all, but he photographed them nonetheless.

Many years later he discovered who they were and what they had designed. These Italian men and women had had a profound influence on the businesses of international design , fashion, cars, architecture and furniture. They were not single-product designers, there was no limit to what they designed – for example the architect Cini Boeri, now 92, still designs buildings, furniture and boats, even whisky glasses for the film Blade Runner.

Conversely, the industrial photographs have been taken over many years. They range from Thai welders on a ‘Lay’ barge off the coast of Dubai to Gabonese welders creating the jackets for an off shore gas pipeline, the construction of a copper mine in Kazakhstan to the dry dock fabricating yards of Rio.

Rather than just the world of design, fashion, architecture and engineering, these industrial portraits are photographs of some of the people who build it all.


Contact details

Head of Exhibitions:
Vanessa Norwood
T: +44 (0)20 7887 4031
vanessa@aaschool.ac.uk



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