1000 Forms of Dumplings
Celebrating 2020 Lunar New Year at the AA
Date: Friday 24 January 2020
Venue: 36 Bedford Square
As the symbol of family reunion and good fortune, dumplings are the stars of any table for a celebratory Lunar New Year. While the symbolic meaning may be shared across cultures, the form of dumplings has been transformed in different cuisines. This year at the AA we will gather with our creative minds and hands to explore the art of wrapping and celebrate the diversity of the AA community through the making of dumplings. There will be small prizes for those who get the lucky bites! We will name and document the dumplings so please be prepared for the photo-shooting and drawing session for your own creation.
The event is organised by the AA Chinese Alumni Group and coincides with Jury in Translation as part of the wider Architecture in Translation project that celebrates the wealth embedded in different languages in the production of architectural ideas. As a ticketed event a contribution of £15 is required to cover the costs involved. Your contribution grants you access and includes food and one free drink. There will also be a cash bar available.
We are calling for Dumpling Masters to help on the event including preparation work (Jan 23rd afternoon room decoration + Jan 24th afternoon dumpling preparation). In addition to getting free entry, they will also have the power to distribute ‘lucky tokens’ for the prizes. Please contact the AA Membership Office (email@example.com) to register your interests and confirm your availabilities.
Programme: The evening will include dumpling making, rice cake beating, food, drink and performances.
The event is open to all (students/alumni/members/public wishing to connect) but booking is essential. Make your contribution and book your place
Image credit: Painting by Andrea Goh, AA PhD Candidate; Compoased by Chen Zhan, AA Dip.
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