The AA’s Public Programme consists of an extensive series of public events dedicated to contemporary architectural culture: exhibitions, members’ events, lectures, seminars, conferences, book launches and publications. Each year architectural theorists and practitioners, writers, performing artists, musicians and art historians are invited to speak at the AA. Whether as part of the series of Evening Lectures or Visiting Theory Seminars or Artist Talks, these events bring together different parts of the school and form an essential component of an AA education.
The AA exhibition programme celebrates the work of practices whose early cutting-edge approach to design has begun to manifest itself, in the process firmly establishing these firms at the forefront of their professions. A number of titles are produced during each year through AA Publications by the Print Studio in tandem with major AA exhibitions. The Public Programme also runs conferences, colloquia and symposiums throughout the year. The AA Bookshop also runs many special events and book launches.
This is only a tiny taste of the AA’s Public Programme – all events are announced on the website and in the Events List, printed weekly on Thursdays during term time.