Monday 29 January - Saturday 3 February 2018

AA Weekly

Isabelle Doucet, Challenging Encounters: Architectural Pedagogy and Social Outreach, AA Collections Talk, Monday 29 January, 6.30pm

The AD/AA/Polyark bus stuck in the mud, near Bath, 1973 © Peter Murray

See what's on at the AA this week as we criss-cross time, place and wires. Join the first of this year's AA Collections Talks on Monday 29 January, as Isabelle Doucet, senior lecturer in Architecture and Urbanism at University of Manchester, looks at architectural education and its encounters with the world beyond. Also this week, as part of Weapons of Choice organised by Kate Davies, find out about the brain science behind creative practice, with leading cognitive neuroscientist Vincent Walsh. For more events, exhibitions and to keep up-to-date, visit

Vincent Walsh

Grey Matter

Weapons of Choice, Wednesday 31 January Weapons of Choice, organised by Kate Davies, gathers multidisciplinary doers and thinkers to delve into the processes behind creativity. For this talk neuroscientist Vincent Walsh engages in a cognitive interrogation of creative practice. / Find out more

Richard K Sherwin

and Susan Schuppli

and Susan Schuppli

Free Fall Lecture Series, Thursday 1 February In this student-led series Speakers Richard K Sherwin, Wallace Stevens Professor of Law at NYLS and Susan Schuppli, director at the Centre for Research Architecture, will present work on how different forms of technology and legal techniques are reconstituting the environments that surround us. / Find out more

David Bernstein


Obituary It is with great sorrow that we learn of the passing of former AA tutor David Bernstein / Read more

David Shalev, OBE



Obituary We learn with great sadness that architect and former AA tutor David Shalev has passed away. He is remembered here by Su Rogers / Read more

AA Exhibitions

Kuwait City by Houssam I Flayhan

Kuwait City by Houssam I Flayhan

Exhibition opening Thursday 1 February, 37 Ground Floor Corridor / Find out more

The week at a glance

Monday 29 January - Saturday 3 February 2018

MON 29

AA Collections Talk: Isabelle Doucet Challenging Encounters - Architectural Pedagogy and Social Outreach Lecture Hall, 6.30pm

TUE 30

AA Book Group: 'The Argonauts' by Maggie Nelson AA Bookshop, 6.30pm

WED 31

Weapons of Choice: In conversation with Vincent Walsh - Grey Matter Lecture Hall, 6.30pm


Free Fall Lecture Series: 12 Seconds Later chaired by Moad Musbahi Lecture Hall, 6.30pm

Exhibition Opening: Kuwait City - Houssam I Flayhan 37 Bedford Square, 6.30pm


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


From our Friends

Catherine Slessor on Owen Williams: Manqué Modernist
Tuesday 30 January, 6.30pm, hosted by DOCOMOMO / Book your ticket

AArchitecture 34

The editors of AArchitecture are accepting submissions for the next issue, Collision. Please send your interpretation, essay, drawing or image to by Sunday 18 February

From Hooke Park

Frame-testing for the new Wakeford Hall Library at Hooke Park, the AA's woodland campus. Follow Design + Make on Instagram for more project news @aadesignandmake

Hooke Park Day Trip, Saturday 12 May Members and alumni are invited to explore the AA's woodland campus on this exclusive day trip to Dorset, including tours of Hooke's iconic buildings and recent additions, plus a unique foraging walk in the forest / Book now

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