Organised by the AA Collections
AArchitect in Residence
Date: Monday 26 February 2018
Venue: AA Lecture Hall
In December 2016, Projective Cities student Talia Davidi staged a spontaneous exhibition in the Back Members’ Room based on a photograph of Donald Trump’s Manhattan apartment by Sam Horine. Drawing from material found in the AA Archives, Talia analysed the aesthetics of the space and used the architectural elements and objects, in conjunction with the colour gold, to evaluate the world Trump wished to create.
Inspired by this work, the AA Back Members’ Room will form a dedicated space for the inaugural AArchitect in Residence, providing students with an opportunity to curate drawings, photographs, books, objects and film from the AA’s own collections in order to speculate, to interpret, to propose, to engage, to provoke, to question.
AA Collections invite current AA students to submit ideas for an exhibition and lecture drawing on materials from the library, photo library and archives. The winner will get to stage their exhibition which will open following this lecture. This annual competition encourages current students to work with the collections to further their individual research, while also providing a platform for students to give lectures and curate exhibitions before graduating from the AA.
A call for entries will be published early in Term 2
Eligibility: current AA students
All lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students unless otherwise stated.