Organised by Quotidien and AArchitecture
Date: Wednesday 27 February 2019
Venue: AA Lecture Hall
Esoteric is defined as what is restricted to or intended for an enlightened or initiated minority, as it tends to be understood by only an exclusive group of people with a specialised knowledge or interest. Esoteric is… arcane | obscure | recondite | abstract | enigmatic | cryptic | secret… and can be linked to segregation | irreconcilability | elitism | verbosity …we challenge speakers to address this issue that is prevalent in the AA in this roundtable discussion, through the exploration of methods that can reduce the exclusivity within our profession.
Each lecture presents fragments of material from Quotidien and AArchitecture issues, through the invitation of authors of articles that have been submitted to either publication, as well as other guests whose work might be relevant to the theme of the lecture. The lectures generate conversation between and amongst students, through the following themes; Recognition, Copyright and Esoteric, that we feel are especially pertinent to students in the AA, but also adequately addressed within the school community. Each lecture brings together 4-5 guest speakers who present their work, in slides of text and visual images, and how it relates to the relevant theme for approximately 5 minutes, before a general 30 minute roundtable discussion that is chaired and moderated by editors of both publications and open to the audience and other students to participate and ask questions.
AArchitecture is a journal published every term, edited and written the AA Community.
Quotidien is a daily newsletter broadcasting the work from current and past students and wider members of the Architectural World.
Image by Chiyan Ho (altered by Quotidien)
All lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students unless otherwise stated.