Monday 22 - Saturday 27 January 2018

AA Weekly

Homage to Oblique Strategies by Peter Schmidt and Brian Eno, who will be speaking at the AA on Monday 22 January, Lecture Hall, 1pm / Priority will be given to AA Staff, Students and Members. Please bring your AA Membership card to enter the Lecture Hall. Seats will be assigned on a first-come first-served basis. / Find out more

On Monday self-described non-musician, 'ambient genius' and all-around polymath Brian Eno gives a special lunchtime lecture, 'Thinking Back and Ahead', and later this week marks the start of the final season of Mark Cousins' Friday Lectures. Join the AA for these events and more, including the second conversation in the AA Dialogues series, with Elsie Owusu and Yinka Shonibare.

Reconciling Local Specificity with

Global Innovation

Brownbook Lecture Series, Thursday 25 January In this talk Ahmed and Rashid Bin Shabib explore the influence of urbanist and United Arab Emirates founder Sheikh Zayed on the country's development, culture and social heritage. / Find out more

Mark Cousins

The Face: Cosmetic Surgery

The Face: Cosmetic Surgery

Friday Evening Lecture, Friday 26 January Mark Cousins continues his lecture series on the face, this week examining the visage in both human and architectural terms - its visibility, its expression and its transformation. / Find out more

Mario Carpo

& Stephen J Phillips

Double Book Launch, Tuesday 23 January Join the AA Bookshop and authors Mario Carpo and Stephen J Phillips for a reception to celebrate their new books, 'The Second Digital Turn' and 'Elastic Architecture', both available at a special launch price. / Find out more

Space for Art

London and Lagos

London and Lagos

AA Dialogues, Wednesday 24 January Artist and Turner Prize-nominee Yinka Shonibare, MBE, and architect and AA Council Member Elsie Owusu, OBE, will discuss their collaboration to bring an alternative universe and playground to Lagos, Nigeria. / Find out more

Featured News

AA Alumnus Wins RIBA/National Grid Gasholder Bases Competition

AA Alumnus Wins RIBA/National Grid Gasholder Bases Competition

Robin Sjoholm (AADipl 2006) and Thomas Housden, co-founders of Outpost Architecture & Design, have won the RIBA/National Grid competition for innovative ways of redeveloping unused gasholder bases. / Continue reading

The week at a glance

Monday 22 - Saturday 27 January 2018

MON 22

Lunchtime Lecture: Brian Eno - Thinking Back and Ahead Lecture Hall, 1pm

AA Council: Annual General Meeting 33 First Floor Front, 6.30pm

TUE 23

Double Book Launch: The Second Digital Turn by Mario Carpo and Elastic Architecture by Stephen J Phillips AA Bookshop, 6.30pm

WED 24

AA Dialogues: Yinka Shonibare and Elsie Owusu - Space for Art Lecture Hall, 6.30pm

THU 25

Brownbook Lecture Series: Reconciling Local Specificity with Global Innovation Lecture Hall, 6.30pm

FRI 26

What is PhD by Design? Chaired by Mark Morris Lecture Hall, 2pm

Mark Cousins - The Face: Cosmetic Surgery Lecture Hall, 5pm


Exhibitions are open until Saturday 10 February
Mudun, Urban Cultures in Transit, AA Gallery
Every House on Langland Road, Front Members' Room


Annual General Meeting

Notice is hereby given that the Annual General Meeting of the Registered Members of the Architectural Association (Inc) will be held at 33 Bedford Square, First Floor Front, on Monday 22 January, 6.30pm / Find out more

AA Book Group

Sign up to join the AA Book Group to discuss The Argonauts by Maggie Nelson on Tuesday 30 January. Members receive 20 per cent off current titles. Places limited - RSVP to

From the Collections

The AA Library is constantly looking to enhance its collection through the acquisition of antique, contemporary and rare books. Recent additions to the collection include Judith Turner on Peter Marino. / Search the catalogue

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Image credit: Spread from Judith Turner on Peter Marino, photo collages by Judith Turner, architecture by Peter Marino, book design by Lorenzo Ottaviani/Peter Marino Architect, published by Peter Marino Architect, PLLC, 2017 © Judith Turner 2017

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