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Monday 11–Friday 15 May

AA Weekly

Global Forums Exhibition, Earth Drawings, 9–20 May, AA Virtual Gallery

The school received an array of submissions in response to the open call for drawings that depict the Earth from alumni, staff, students, prospective students, members and friends of the AA. Submissions included Council Member Sam Jacob’s ‘A House That Is The Whole World’ (pictured), designed during lockdown, when the whole world is at home, and home has become our whole world. Another entry came from Peter Feeny and alumna Marie-Louise Raue, whose drawing ‘The Culture of Congestion is (temporarily) dead’ playfully referenced the work of Rem Koolhaas in Delirious New York: A Retroactive Manifesto for Manhattan. Selected submissions are being exhibited in the AA Virtual Gallery, designed by Space Popular. View the Exhibition

Silvia Franceschini

When Education Coincides with Life

Projective Cities Seminar, Tuesday 12 May, 10am BST, AA YouTube Channel
In the first of a new series of lectures, Silvia Franceschini, Associate Curator at Z33 House for Contemporary Art in Hasselt, Belgium and co-author of Global Tools 1973–1975: When Education Coincides With Life, will critically retrace the experience of Radical Design Global Tools and its multidisciplinary school programme ‘without students or teachers’. Find out more

Scott McAulay
On Climate Literacy

<br>Scott McAulay<br><strong>On Climate Literacy</strong>

AAction Lunchtime Lectures, Wednesday 13 May, 1pm BST, Zoom
This event forms part of the From Now On series of lunchtime lectures organised by AAction. Scott McAulay is an architectural designer and co-ordinator of the Anthropocene Architecture School, the first decentralised school of architecture, activism and climate literacy. Find out more

From the Collections:


This week, the AA Collections have revealed another extraordinary set of drawings from the Archive. Alex Marshall’s 1972 ‘Gloria’ project was a scheme for an entertainment centre at 144 Piccadilly in London, the site of a notorious battle between squatters and police in 1969. Read more about this project

Student Hardship Appeal

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

The AA has established a dedicated Hardship Fund to support students who find themselves in financial difficulty due to COVID-19 and who might not otherwise be able to continue their studies at the AA. However big or small, your donation will ensure that the AA can continue to support its students through this difficult time and beyond. Make a donation

The week at a glance

Monday 11–Friday 15 May


Earth Drawings
AA Virtual Gallery, 9–20 May

TUE 12

Projective Cities Seminar: When Education Coincides with Life
AA YouTube Channel, 10am BST

WED 13

AAction Lunchtime Lecture: Climate Literacy
Zoom, 1pm BST


Zoom Call Incident

We deeply regret that during a scheduled public lecture this week, the Zoom meeting was hacked and disturbing imagery appeared that disrupted the event. We have taken steps to enhance our online security to protect future events.


Congratulations to all students awarded High Passes for their work in Environmental and Technical Studies. This project by Alison Siying Chen (Experimental Unit 17), titled 'Landing the Earth Casted Pools Below the Vault' was awarded the ETS3 High Pass with Distinction.

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