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Monday 4–Friday 8 May

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Spring Open Jury, Thursday 7 May, 10am BST, AA YouTube Channel

Join us this Thursday for the Spring Open Jury, which will take place online. Students from across the school present their projects in relation to the urgent and contemporary themes of climate, care and crisis. The event can be watched live on YouTube 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. Find out more by visiting What’s On

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

Stefan Gruber

Commoning the City

<strong>Commoning the City</strong>

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

AAVS El Alto

Tales from the Altiplano

Fridays, 6pm BST, AA Visiting School Instagram
The El Alto Visiting School has organised a series of live Instagram talks with Andrew Kovacs, Delphine Blast, Manuel Seoane, Patricio Crooker and more will question how architecture can be seen as a means by which to reclaim a cultural identity, and how in an informal Bolivian context it might be possible to construct a new approach to architecture. Find out more

Earth Drawings

<br><strong>Earth Drawings</strong>

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

Student Hardship Appeal

<br><br><strong>Student Hardship Appeal</strong>

The AA continues to work with and support all students who find themselves in financial difficulty and may not otherwise be able to continue their studies at the AA as a result of COVID-19. Please help us to help our students, donations of any size are welcome. Find out more and donate

Samantha Hardingham
Time and the City

RE-screen, Thursday 7 May, 6pm BST
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


AAction Lunchtime Lecture: On the Circular Economy
1pm BST

PhD Seminar: Commoning the City
4pm BST


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

RE-screen: Time and the City
6pm BST


AA Wood Lab Research Fellowship

The AA Wood Lab is recruiting a part-time research fellow, to pursue world-leading research on the use of timber as a sustainable material for architectural construction. Deadline Sunday 10 May. Apply now


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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