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Monday 30 – Saturday 5 May

AA Weekly

On Thursday 3 May Winy Maas of MVRDV will discuss his practice’s Why Factory at Delft University of Technology. Lecture Hall, 6.30pm / Find out more

Join the AA for a packed week of talks, launches and exhibitions. Navigate the sublime in landscapes of motorway architecture, question the myth of betterment, explore the conceits of space, mobilise in the name of climate change, and in the lecture on Thursday 3 May visualise scenarios and models of the future city with Winy Maas of the architectural practice MVRDV. Come along for the ride and plan your week at

Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg


The Origin Story – Media and Making in Practice, Monday 30 April
Artist, designer and writer Alexandra Daisy Ginsberg discusses her experimentation with critical design practices to question the idea of ‘better’ in order to shape possibilities for alternative dreams. / Find out more

Sue Barr

The Architecture of Transit

The Architecture of Transit

Tutor Lecture Series, Tuesday 1 May Sue Barr, AA Head of Photography and recipient of the AA inaugural Research Publications Fellowship, discusses how large-format topographical photography can be used to identify incidents of the sublime within the landscapes of motorway architecture. / Find out more



Evening Lecture, Wednesday 2 May Valle Medina and Benjamin Reynolds present the work of Basel-based Pa.LaC.E, a collaborative practice that speculates and reacts to states of culture, space and economy. / Find out more

An Inconvenient Sequel

Truth to Power

Truth to Power

Members’ Screening, Wednesday 2 May A decade after An Inconvenient Truth brought the climate crisis into the heart of popular culture, comes the follow-up that shows just how close we are to an energy revolution. / Book your place

AA Visiting School


Book Launch and Summer Preview, Wednesday 2 and Friday 4 May Join us to celebrate the launch of Naiara Vegara's publications exploring three years of AAVS Streetware Southeast Asia research, and on Friday plan your summer travels at the Visiting School Preview. / Find out more: Book launch + Summer Preview

Diploma 4

Project Space

Project Space

AA Gallery, Monday 30 April to Friday 12 May As part of the AA Gallery Project Space, Diploma 4 presents research and work on the Anthropocene made by students, guests and unit masters John Palmesino and Ann-Sofi Rönnskog of Territorial Agency. / Find out more

Forensic Architecture

shortlisted for 2018 Turner Prize

shortlisted for 2018 Turner Prize

Congratulations to Forensic Architecture, which has been nominated for the 2018 Turner Prize. Based at Goldsmiths, University of London, the collective of architects, filmmakers, developers, journalists, lawyers and scientists has been recognised by the Turner Prize jury for ‘tackling the most pressing and political humanitarian issues of today’. Current members of Forensic Architecture include its co-founder and AA alumnus Eyal Weizman, as well as alumni Tané Kinch, Stefan Laxness, Nicholas Masterton, Samaneh Moafi, Elena Palacios Carral, Nathan Su and Christina Varvia.


AA Council Call for Nominations

AA Council has placed an open call for nominations commencing Monday 4 June 2018. The deadline for nominations is Monday 7 May. / Learn more about eligibility

RIBA Funding Schemes

Students enrolling on RIBA Part 1 and Part 2 courses in September 2018 can apply for bursaries and scholarships through the RIBA as they make available a record £220,000 for funding. / Find out more

Postcard from Hooke Park

AA Design + Make's ongoing project is Wakeford Hall – an ambitious project that when completed will provide a library, office, and lecture hall at the centre of Hooke Park. During 2017 the team developed the primary structure for the hall’s library and is now using detailed 3D scans of the assembled frame to develop proposals for next steps.

Why not join fellow Members and alumni on our upcoming day trip to Hooke and discover the AA's woodland campus for yourself? Taking place on Saturday 12 May, the day includes tours of the campus, lunch, plus forestry and foraging woodland walks. Discounts are available for AA staff and students. / Find out more

Photo Zachary Mollica @aadesignandmake

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