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Monday 12 – Saturday 17 March

AA Weekly

The AA Search Committee is delighted to announce the result of the ballot for the preferred candidate for new Director. The AA School Community has elected Eva Franch i Gilabert the winner, from a short-list of three candidates, by a majority vote of 67 per cent, representing the highest majority received in a contested election since 1990. Photo Byron Blakeley.

As the weather finally turns a corner, the AA bounces back with the Ricochet series exploring the archive. Also this week AA Membership hosts a screening of the surreal fever dream Last Year at Marienbad (the antidote to your own cabin fever), and as part of AA Dialogues, the series that looks at how other makers operate on the edges of or outside the architectural field, Dutch artist, writer and educator Charlie Koolhaas discusses the culture of the hybrid. And beyond Bedford Square, on Friday and Saturday the AA’s Interprofessional Studio gives voice to undocumented narratives with an immersive exhibition and performance. Plan your week ahead and more at

Last Year

at Marienbad

Members' Screening, Tuesday 13 March Not just a defining work of the French New Wave but one of the great lasting mysteries of modern art, Alain Resnais’ epochal Last Year at Marienbad presents the nature of memory as disturbing, romantic and maybe even a ghost story. / Book your seat

Charlie Koolhaas

The Culture of Hybrid

The Culture of Hybrid

AA Dialogues, Thursday 15 March In conversation with Marko Milovanovic, Dutch artist and writer Charlie Koolhaas will recall images and thoughts related to collective and individual transformations, and the impact of technology, mass media and politics on the contemporary culture and society. / Find out more


The Archive

Membership & Alumni Event, Wednesday 14 March Organised by John Andrews and Maria Theodorou, RICOCHET assembles the AA’s bodies, humours and brains to exercise in the immersive environment of architectural gymnastics. This time, join fellow AA Members to explore the archive: its production, use, manipulation and increasing politicisation. / Find out more

Even Though

We Didn't Go Through It

We Didn't Go Through It

AA Interprofessional Studio Events, Tuesday 13 – Saturday 17 March In an exhibition and live performance Thourayya Kreidieh and Jeehyeon Rosa Wang will unveil undocumented narratives in South Korean and Lebanese history. Friday and Saturday’s immersive experiences allow the audience to witness a collective reconstruction of neglected personal stories. / Dates and times

Hooke Park Day Trip

Booking Now Open

Booking Now Open

Membership & Alumni Event, Saturday 12 May Join us at Hooke Park in Dorset this spring. Tours of the AA’s woodland campus will take place throughout the day, plus join medical herbalist and Hooke resident Georgie Corrywright on a foraging woodland walk, and Jez Ralph for an introduction to forestry at Hooke. / Find out more

The week at a glance

Monday 12 – Saturday 17 March

TUE 13

Members’ Screening: Last Year at Marienbad AA Cinema, 7pm

WED 14

RICOCHET 2: The Archive – Organised by John Andrews and Maria Theodorou Front Members’ Room, 6.30pm

THU 15

AA Dialogues: Charlie Koolhaas – The Culture of Hybrid, in conversation with Marko Milovanovic Front Members' Room, 6.30pm

FRI 16

AA Interprofessional Studio Performance: Even Though We Didn't Go Through It P21 Gallery, King's Cross, 7pm

SAT 17

AA Interprofessional Studio Performance: Even Though We Didn't Go Through It P21 Gallery, King's Cross, 1pm & 3pm


AA Exhibitions
The Baltic Material Assemblies, AA Gallery & Bar
Kuwait City: Houssam I Flayhan, 37 Ground Floor Corridor


AA Director Election Results

A total of 876 members of the School Community voted, giving an election turnout of 81.3 per cent, one of the highest levels of participation in Director elections over the last 30 years. Following this election result, the AA Council will carry out final contractual negotiations and formally announce the appointment of the new AA Director.

Michael Ventris Award 2018

Applications are now open for the 2018 Michael Ventris Award for Architecture which awards one £2500 prize towards the pursuit of an independent architectural project. Deadline Friday 23 March. / Application requirements

Postcard from Bedford Square

Drone view of Bedford Square by fifth year student John Kanakas, 2018

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