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Monday 12 – Friday 16 February

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On Monday 12 February Mohamed Elshahed presents Modern Egypt – Architecture and Objects as part of the AA Collections Talks. Lecture Hall, 6.30pm / Find out more

Image: detail from cover of L'Egypte Agricole et Industrielle, 1936

The AA offers its warm congratulations to alumna Amanda Levete CBE (AADipl 1982) for winning the Jane Drew Prize for women in architecture, and former AA tutor Madelon Vriesendorp (HonAADipl 2017) for receiving the 2018 Ada Louise Huxtable Prize. On this week at the AA: as part of the AA Collections series, architect Mohamed Elshahed charts the history of modern Egypt through objects. Indulge in pure cinema delight with Catherine Deneuve in a Members’ screening of The Umbrellas of Cherbourg or experience a suspenseful metafiction by AA Media Studies tutor Charles Arsène Henry. AA Dialogues and Mark Cousins’ Friday lectures also continue. Plan your week – visit

The Umbrellas

of Cherbourg

Members’ Screening, Tuesday 13 February Join AA Membership for an exclusive screening of one of the most revered and unorthodox movie musicals of all time, directed by Jacques Demy. / Book your free place

Ursula Mayer

Constructing Identity

Constructing Identity

AA Dialogues, Wednesday 14 February As this ongoing series continues its exploration of how makers operate beyond the field of architecture, internationally acclaimed director and artist Ursula Mayer discusses the subjects and methods of her work’s philosophical enquiry. / Find out more

Charles Arsène Henry

Metafiction #1: Emerald Logics

Evening Lecture, Thursday 15 February Join writer and AA tutor Charles Arsène Henry as he presents a metafiction of future etymologies and epistolary exosystems. / Find out more

Mark Cousins

The Face and
the Facade

The Face and<br>
the Facade

Friday Evening Lectures, Friday 16 February Celebrating his 30th year of Friday Lectures, Mark Cousins continues his investigation of the face – its expression, its meaning, its transformation and its role in architecture. / Find out more

Amanda Levete awarded

2018 Jane Drew Prize

Alumni News Amanda Levete has won the 2018 Jane Drew Prize. The lifetime achievement award recognises the contributions of an architect who has promoted and furthered the progress of women in architecture. / Continue reading

Madelon Vriesendorp wins

Ada Louise Huxtable Prize

Ada Louise Huxtable Prize

AA News OMA co-founder and former AA tutor Madelon Vriesendorp has been awarded the Ada Louise Huxtable Prize, which celebrates individuals in the wider architectural industry who have made a significant contribution to architecture and the built environment. / Continue reading

The week at a glance

Monday 12 – Friday 16 February

MON 12

AA Collections Talks: Mohamed Elshahed – Modern Egypt, Architecture and Objects Lecture Hall, 6.30pm

TUE 13

Members’ Screening: The Umbrellas of Cherbourg AA Cinema, 7pm

WED 14

AA Dialogues: Ursula Mayer – Constructing Identity Lecture Hall, 6.30pm

THU 15

Evening Lecture: Charles Arsène Henry – Metafiction #1: Emerald Logics Lecture Hall, 6.30pm

FRI 16

Friday Evening Lectures: Mark Cousins – The Face and the Facade Lecture Hall, 5pm


Kuwait City by Houssam I. Flayhan 37 Bedford Square, Ground Floor Gallery


Mark Fisher Scholarship Event, Friday 23 February

Mark Fisher scholarship recipient Bodo Neuss presents Departed, a procession on Bedford Square (costume: funereal black and over the top). / Find out more

Hooke Park Tour + Foraging Walk, Saturday 12 May

Join AA Membership at Hooke Park in Dorset. Tours of the AA’s woodland campus will take place throughout the day, plus join medical herbalist and Hooke resident Georgie Corry Wright on a foraging woodland walk. / Find out more and book

Unit Postcard from Brazil

Diploma 12 visits Lina Bo Bardi’s own Glass House (1951), São Paolo, photo Manijeh Verghese.

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