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Monday 4–Friday 8 May

AA Weekly

Spring Open Jury, Thursday 7 May, 10am BST, Zoom

Join us this Thursday for the Spring Open Jury, which will take place online. Students from across the school will present their projects in relation to the urgent and contemporary themes of climate, care and crisis. The event will take place on Zoom, and will feature an invited panel of guests including: Council member and former controller at the BBC, Mark Damazer; Amnesty International Senior Crisis Response Adviser, Joanne Mariner; Director of Research at Het Nieuwe Instituut, Marina Otero Verzier; and architecture critic Olly Wainwright. All members of our School Community are invited to participate in the event. For more information, visit What’s On

Belinda Flaherty, Eva Franch

Weekly Q&A

Monday 4 May, 12pm BST, Student Forum Team
Every Monday, Belinda Flaherty, Registrar, and Eva Franch, AA Director, will be available to receive questions from all members of the School Community. Please join the session to receive an answer to any queries that you would like addressed. Join the Session

Open Tutorials

Monday 4 May, 1–5pm BST, Open Tutorials Team
Open Tutorials offer all students the opportunity to get fresh perspectives and extra advice on their design work during 30-minute feedback sessions. This week, Miraj Ahmed, Shin Egashira, Eleanor Dodman, Juliet Haysom, Anderson Inge, Marina Lathouri, Inigo Minns and Theo Spyropoulos will be available on a first come first served basis or to secure a tutorial, book a slot now

AA Library

Online Resources Q&A

Tuesday 5 May, 1pm BST, AA Library Team
The Library continues to provide support to students and staff at this time, and we are pleased to announce that we now have more books available to our students than ever before. This includes 73,986 e-books (20,000 more than our physical library), a brand new set of 23 databases and an extended collection of more than 2,000 e-journals. To get help with accessing these resources, join the Q&A session with the Library and Writing Centre

Duncan Baker Brown

From Now On

AAction Lunchtime Lecture, Wednesday 6 May, 1pm BST, Zoom This second instalment of the From Now On series will see Duncan Baker Brown, the architect and academic behind Europe's first public building made of discarded and recycled material, discuss how the circular economy applies to the built environment and how architectural education can implement its principles and push for new and alternative means of production. Find out more

Ana Ribeiro

The Stress Trap

Online Counselling Sessions, Wednesday 6 May, 2pm BST
Chartered Clinical Psychologist Ana Ribeiro will this week continue her series of online group sessions on mental health and wellbeing. This group workshop will help participants to recognise the symptoms and sources of stress, and will provide helpful tools that each individual can use to manage it in a healthy and efficient way. Sign up

Stefan Gruber

Commoning the City

AA PhD Seminar, Wednesday 6 May, 4pm BST, Zoom
In the face of escalating crises across the world, citizens are taking matters into their own hands, self-organising by pooling resources and claiming their collective right to the city. What creative insights can architects learn from these efforts to create new commons? This talk will reflect on the long-term exhibition and publication project An Atlas of Commoning and discuss the commons as a contested field. Find out more

Earth Drawings

Global Forums Exhibition, 8-20 May
To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, last week the AA launched an open call for drawings that depict our world today. The selected drawings will be exhibited in an online gallery and will form part of a future AA publication. View the exhibition

AA Files:

Climate, Nature and Waste

From designing for the climate to re-interpreting nature itself, Philippe Rahm, David Gissen, and DK Osseo-Asare and Yasmine Abbas reflect on the meaning of climate in a trio of articles from AA Files. Their writings seek to radically rethink the intersections of architecture and climate, including the architectural and cultural significance of waste. Read Now

Samantha Hardingham
Time and the City

RE-screen, Thursday 7 May, 6pm BST, Zoom
For this first event in the RE-screen series, Samantha Hardingham, author of Cedric Price Works 1952–2003: A Forward-Minded Retrospective, AA Alumna and former AA tutor, will present Price’s 1991 lecture at the school, titled ‘Time and the City’. Watch the original lecture before watching Samantha's re-interpretation of it by finding out more

The week at a glance

Monday 4–Friday 8 May


Earth Drawings
AA Online Gallery, 8-20 May


Weekly Q&A with Belinda Flaherty and Eva Franch
Student Forum Team, 12pm BST

Open Tutorials
1pm BST


Q&A with the Library
1pm BST


Coffee with Samy
Coffee with Samy Team, 9.30am BST

AAction Lunchtime Lecture: On the Circular Economy
Zoom, 1pm BST

Online Counselling: The Stress Trap
2pm BST

PhD Seminar: Commoning the City
Zoom, 4pm BST


Spring Open Jury: Climate, Care, Crisis
Zoom, 10am BST

Career Advice Session
AA Bar Team, 2pm BST

RE-screen: Time and the City
Zoom, 6pm BST


Coffee with Samy
Coffee with Samy Team, 9.30am BST

AA Digital Worlds

The AA Digital Worlds have been created to enable the School Community to continue its academic ambitions, social gatherings and spontaneous experiments. This map can be used to navigate these online spaces, more of which will be added in due course. View the map


Bursary Application Forms

Eligible students can now sign up for a bursary application form by emailing Completed applications must be returned by Friday 15 May. Sign up for an application form

Survey: Projects Review and Graduation

All academic staff and students have been emailed a survey to fill out about Projects Review and Graduation by Wednesday 6 May. If you have not received the email please contact


Congratulations to all students who achieved a high pass and prizes in the Core Studies Juries this week. This project, by Sindi Dojaka, was awarded the Communication and Media Studies prize for exceptional work in First Year. View the CMS High Pass gallery and AA Writing Prize and Dennis Sharp Prize winners

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