Date: Friday 23 February 2018
Venue: Lecture Hall
The essence of common land lies in the rights to use it. As a working landscape it once formed the most accessible open space in London – the site for traditional games, celebrations and informal recreation. A space for grazing, drying, making out. The commons deceased through enclosures and privatisation. It is about time to gather for its farewell around the railings of Bedford Square.
Bodo is a fifth year student at the AA (Diploma Unit 14) and the second recipient of the Mark Fisher Scholarship.
The Mark Fisher Scholarship was established in memory of the late Mark Fisher (1947–2013), AA graduate and teacher, and initiated by James Fairorth and Tait Towers, who worked closely with Fisher on ground-breaking music performance events around the world. Combining his skill as an architect and designer with a passion for rock and roll, Fisher pioneered the modern stadium performance and with it reimagined what we understand as the architectural spectacle.
The scholarship awards equivalent of two full years’ school fees (for Fourth Year and Fifth Year students) in support of a student of exceptional talent and interest in the intersection of architecture, performance, media and engineering. Find out more.
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