View this email in your browser

Monday 2–Friday 6 March

AA Weekly

Stephan Trüby, Right-wing Spaces, Performance, Protest and Politics, Monday 2 March

Stephan Trüby, Professor of Architecture and Cultural Theory and Director of the Institute for Principles of Modern Architecture and Design at the University of Stuttgart, will discuss how the resurgent political right has infected our physical and digital landscapes. His research aims to fundamentally re-politicise architectural discourse so that ‘right-wing spaces’ are not discussed with reference to ‘good’ or ‘bad’ architecture, but rather with a view to questioning how politics claims spaces. For more information, visit What’s On.

Effie (Yuan Gu)


AAIS MFA Event, Tuesday 3 March
Combining a multimedia installation and audience participation, Iterating aims to stimulate a conversation concerning the status quo of the internet, social media, data surveillance and censorship. The event is part of the Spatial Performance and Design (AAIS) MFA programme. Find out more

Dark Matter Laboratories

The Boring Revolution

<strong>The Boring Revolution</strong>

Open Seminar, Recoding Architecture, Tuesday 3 March
Taking the assertion that form does not follow function or finance but follows contracts, procurement and ownership instead, this seminar will question how a revolution in these structures will change our architecture and urbanism for the better. Find out more

David Grandorge, Simon Henley, Patrick Lynch

On Intricacy

Book Launch, Wednesday 4 March
Celebrating ideas that John Meunier articulated throughout his career, On Intricacy is not a book about him as such, nor simply a book by him, but a book with him. It reflects his life’s work as an architect and teacher in the UK and USA. Find out more

Eyal Weizman



Open Seminar, Evidentiary Aesthetics, Wednesday 4 March
This seminar introduces the means and modes by which architecture, as a contemporary set of techniques and as a body of knowledge, can become an investigative and evidentiary mode through which to interrogate contemporary politics and conflict. Find out More

Lier Chen


AAIS MFA Event, Saturday 7 March
Presented in collaboration with STUDIO*, Untitled is a 1:1-scale model in a room; a rapidly constructible object that creates a divisive boundary between economy and ecology. The event is part of the Spatial Performance and Design (AAIS) MFA programme. Find out more

Alumni Reunion

Los Angeles

<strong>Los Angeles</strong>

Membership and Alumni Event, Thursday 5 March
Join Eva Franch i Gilabert, AA Director, for an alumni reunion in Los Angeles. AA alumnus Lorcan O'Herlihy is kindly hosting the event, and drinks will be provided. Eva will also deliver a lecture at SCI-Arc on Wednesday 4 March. Find out more and RSVP

Heatherwick Studio
Coal Drops Yard

Members’ Building Visit, Monday 2 March
Tasmin Green, the Project Leader for Coal Drops Yard, will lead a tour of the recently completed retail quarter and public space. The project involved the restoration and transformation of two Victorian industrial buildings and the addition of a curving roof that connects them. Book a place

The week at a glance

Monday 2–Friday 6 March


Members' Building Visit: Coal Drops Yard
Kings Cross, 5pm

Performance, Protest and Politics: Right-wing Spaces
AA Lecture Hall, 6.30pm


Open Seminar, The Boring Revolution: Recoding Architecture
AA Lecture Hall, 6.30pm

AAIS Performance: Iterating
John Lyons Theatre, 8pm


Book Launch: On Intricacy
AA Bookshop, 6.30pm

Open Seminar, Evidentiary Aesthetics: Atmospheres: The weaponisation of doubt
AA Lecture Hall, 7.30pm


Alumni Reunion: Los Angeles
LOHA, Los Angeles, 6.30pm


AAIS Performance: Untitled
Angel Space, 11am


Postgraduate Application Deadline

The final deadline for postgraduate applications for the 2020/21 academic year is Friday 6 March. More information

AA Visiting Schools Deadline

A number of our AA VS programmes across Berlin, Jeddah, Naples and Moscow are approaching deadlines in the coming months. Find out more and how to apply here


This week the second year students tested their structural ingenuity with models designed to carry 24 bottles of water as part of their Technical Studies. The structures were also meant to deliberately break before reaching 48 bottles, you can watch the spectacular results on the school Instagram.

Find out what’s on:

Get in touch:

Explore the AA: AA Membership / Exhibitions / AA Bookshop / AA Life

Unsubscribe from this list

Published by the Architectural Association

36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES

T 020 7887 4000 F 020 7414 0782.

Architectural Association (Inc.), Registered Charity No. 311083. Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered in England No. 171402. Registered Office as above.

facebook icon   twitter icon   instagram icon   youtube icon