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Monday 26 February – Saturday 3 March

AA Weekly

The Baltic Materials Assembly opens this week
Exhibition private view Wednesday 28 February, 6pm / Read more

Gallery talk and roundtable discussion Saturday 3 March, from 12pm / Book your free place

This week join the AA, with RIBA, for the opening of The Baltic Materials Assembly, an exhibition and lecture series exploring the material, infrastructural and cultural connections between Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania. While the AA votes for its new director, PhD student Stefan Popa launches the AArchitect-in-Residence with a lecture on the ethics of plastics, Tony Fretton celebrates a new book of collected writing, AA Membership & alumni event Ricochet takes off, and architecture historian Daniel Paul reflects on the history of late-modern mirror-glass architecture. Close out the week with Mark Cousins’ penultimate Friday Lecture and stay to hear Copenhagen-based practice Superflex discuss the unexpected possibilities that come from empowering users through extreme participation. Visit aaschool.ac.uk to get involved.

Stefan Popa

Plastics: Ethic
or Aesthetic

AArchitect-in-Residence, Monday 26 February To mark the first of the AArchitect-in-Residence lectures and exhibitions given by AA students and drawing on material in AA Collections, PhD student Stefan Popa will address questions related to the agency of architecture in environmental debates, especially related to the use of plastics. / Continue reading

Tony Fretton: AEIOU

Articles, Essays, Interviews and Out-Takes

Articles, Essays, Interviews and Out-Takes

Book Launch, Tuesday 27 February Join the AA Bookshop and Tony Fretton for a reception to launch his new book of collected writing. AEIOU will be sold for a special launch price of £22. / Find out more

RICOCHET 2

The Archive

Membership & Alumni Event, Wednesday 28 February 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. / Continue reading

Daniel Paul

Smooth Operator

Smooth Operator

Evening Lecture, Thursday 1 March In this lecture organised by Octave Perrault, architectural historian Daniel Paul presents a history of late-modern mirror glass architecture, shining a light on a common yet disregarded building typology that served as the incubator for today’s technologies and economies. / Find out more

Mark Cousins

The Morality of the Face

Friday Evening Lectures, Friday 2 March 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

Superflex

Extreme Participation

Extreme Participation

Evening Lecture, Friday 2 March Danish practice Superflex presents how they have twisted and expanded the concept of participation with the intention of exploring unexpected possibilities that amplify the voices and actions of users. / Continue reading

Notices

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

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

Mark Fisher Scholarship Event


On AA Conversations 2018 Mark Fisher Scholar and AA Fifth Year Bodo Neuss describes his event, Departed, taking place on Friday 23 February, which reimagines Bedford Square as a burial ground for Common Land. / Read the AA Conversation

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