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Monday 2 July – Saturday 7 July

AA Weekly

Bedford Square Festival is back. This year’s theme is Share the Square – opening our gates to lead interdisciplinary conversations on how to shape our cultural environment. Make sure to check out the many events, including the AA’s very own Little Architect Family Workshop. / Find out more

An array of summer evenings sets out the AA’s agenda next week. FORMAT returns with two events in the AA Gallery, a reinterpretation of a Shakespeare play takes place in the square, and incoming AA Director Eva Franch hosts an exclusive reunion for recent graduates – all of which extends the AA’s continuous exploration into new mediums and formats, finding ways of learning, speaking, thinking and practicing architecture. Plus, many of our AA Visiting School deadlines are fast approaching, extending our diverse modes of practice beyond Bedford Square. As always, stay up to date at

AA Alumni Evening

2007–2017 Graduates

Membership & Alumni Event, Tuesday 3 July As part of an ongoing series, recent graduates are warmly invited to return to Bedford Square and reconnect at a drinks reception hosted by incoming AA Director Eva Franch. Join tours of the new Digital Prototyping Lab and hear about the latest school news and developments. / Find out more




FORMAT Issue 8, Wednesday 4 & Friday 6 July The AA’s live magazine, organised and hosted by Shumon Basar, focuses on the self through questions of reinvention, surveillance and the individual versus the collective. Two FORMAT events run this week, with special guests Sophia Al Maria, Douglas Coupland and curator Hans Ulrich Obrist. / Find out more

Digital Prototyping Lab

Open House

Bedford Square Festival Event, Thursday 5 July Join us as we celebrate the opening of the brand new DPL. Head of Digital Prototyping Angel Fernando Lara Moreira hosts an open morning and discusses the possibilities of the exciting new space for architects and designers. / Book your free place

Little Architect

Family Workshop

Family Workshop

Bedford Square Festival Event, Saturday 7 July The festival continues with a family workshop by Little Architect, the AA’s programme for young people, which invites you and your little ones to a morning of creative activities, reflecting on the future of London. / Book your free place

Shakespeare in the Square

As You Like It

As You Like It

Performance, Thursday 5 July Join us for an evening of comedy, love, desire and mistaken identity in this production of As You Like It, directed by Tatty Hennessy and set in the late 1960s among the bucolic atmosphere of a rural music festival. Photo James Millar. / Find out more and book

The week at a glance

Monday 2 July – Saturday 7 July


Bedford Square Festival events Check website for details


AA Alumni Evening: 2007–17 Graduates AA Bar, 36 Bedford Square, 6.30pm


Self FORMAT 1: Shumon Basar and Sophia Al Maria AA Gallery, 36 Bedford Square, 6.30pm


Self FORMAT 2: Douglas Coupland and Hans Ulrich Obrist AA Gallery, 36 Bedford Square, 6.30pm


Exhibition: Projects Review 2018 Architectural Association, 36 Bedford Square


Apply for AA Visiting Schools

AA Visiting Schools are taking place around the world this summer. Shanghai, Kuwait, and the London Summer School are just a few with approaching deadlines. Make sure to have a look at what’s on. / Find out more

New Publication

Accompanying the Projects Review exhibition, the AA Book 2018 contains hundreds of drawings, models, installations, photographs and other materials that document the past year at the world’s most international and experimental school of architecture. / Order online

Fergus Henderson awarded 2018 Honorary AA Diploma

School News Michelin-starred chef and former AA student Fergus Henderson MBE has been awarded the 2018 honorary AA Diploma at this year's Graduation and Prize-giving Ceremony. / Continue reading

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