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Monday 18–Friday 22 May

AA Weekly

Imaging the Earth Today, Earth Drawings panel discussion, Wednesday 20 May, 6pm BST, Zoom

Following the launch of the Earth Drawings Virtual Gallery, which saw an array of submissions from all parts of the AA global community, a panel discussion will be held on Wednesday 20 May to discuss drawing as a medium today. Invited panellists include: architect, artist and AA Tutor Pol Esteve; designers of the virtual Earth Gallery, AA Tutors and founders of Space Popular Fredrik Hellberg and Lara Lesmes; AA Council member and architect Sam Jacob; architect and AA Tutor David Kohn; artist and founding member of the Office for Metropolitan Architecture Madelon Koolhaas-Vriesendorp; and AA Alumna Marie-Louise Raue and architect Paul Francis Feeney; all of whom have a drawing included in the exhibition. To find out more, visit What’s On

Final Juries

Monday 11–Friday 22 May
Final juries will continue to take place online this week. This is an opportunity for students from Foundation, First Year, Experimental and Diploma Programmes to receive feedback on their projects. The full schedule is available on the AA website, and the events are open to members of the School Community.
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Q&A with Belinda and Eva

2020–25 Strategic Plan

Monday 18 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 this session to discuss the 2020-25 Strategic Plan. Join the Session

Open Tutorials

Monday 18 May, 1–5pm BST
Open Tutorials offer all students the opportunity to get fresh perspectives and extra advice on their design work during 30-minute feedback sessions. In the last of the sessions, Miraj Ahmed, Eleanor Dodman, Shin Egashira, Juliet Haysom, Anderson Inge, Marina Lathouri, Melodie Leung, Inigo Minns and Theo Spyropoulos will be available.
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Claire Potter

All About Presentation: Scripts, Tables and Words

Writing Workshop, Wednesday 20 May, 10am–12pm BST, AA Writing Centre Team
In this workshop hosted by Claire Potter of the AA Writing Centre, participants will develop a clear and comprehensive understanding of what goes into planning, making and delivering a presentation that captures a particular design project.
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Strategic Plan Meeting


Wednesday 20 May, 10am BST, AA Lecture Hall Team
In the final Strategic Plan Meeting, AA Director Eva Franch and members of the Senior Management Team will introduce and discuss AA Platforms. Previous sessions on People and Pedagogy are available to watch online. Find out more

Carolyn Steel

On Food Security

AAction Lunchtime Lectures, Wednesday 20 May, 1pm BST, Zoom
Carolyn Steel, author of Hungry City: How Food Shapes Our Lives, will interrogate past and current modes of food production, explore their intrinsic relationship to the evolution of the climate and challenge architecture's connection to the cultivation and distribution of food worldwide. Find out more

Ana Ribeiro

Stop Procrastinating & Get Things Done!

Mental Health Workshop, Wednesday 20 May, 2pm BST, Zoom
Chartered Clinical Psychologist Ana Ribeiro of the AA Student Care Centre will be running weekly workshops on mental health and wellbeing. This fourth session will address how to deal with time management and procrastination. Email to take part

From the Collections:

The Bridge of Styx

This week, Head of Archives Ed Bottoms has written about a gravity-defying, skeletal bridge of welded metal that was suspended high above Ching’s Yard by a group of students in 1988. The AA Archives contain a wide range of student projects that are available to view online. Read more about the Bridge of Styx

Mark Morris re-screens Paul Hirst
The Politics of Space

RE-Screen, Friday 22 May, 6pm BST, Zoom
The second event in the RE-Screen series will see Head of Teaching and Learning Mark Morris present Paul Hirst’s 1993 lecture from the AA Archive titled ‘The Politics of Space’. Watch the original lecture before watching Mark’s re-framing of it by finding out more

The week at a glance

Monday 18–Friday 22 May


Earth Drawings
AA Virtual Gallery, 8-20 May


Final Jury Week
Various locations

MON 18

Coffee with Samy
Coffee with Samy Team, 9.30am BST

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

Open Tutorials
1pm BST

WED 20

Writing Workshop: All About Presentation
Writing Centre Team, 10am BST

AAction Lunchtime Lecture: On Food Security
Zoom, 1pm BST

Mental Health Workshop: Procrastination
2pm BST

Earth Drawings Panel Discussion: Imaging the Earth Today
Zoom, 6pm BST

THU 21

Career Advice Session
AA Careers Office Team, 2pm BST

FRI 22

Coffee with Samy
Coffee with Samy Team, 9.30am BST

RE-Screen: The Politics of Space
Zoom, 6pm 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


Geoffrey Salmon (1925-2020)

The AA is deeply saddened to learn of the death of AA alumnus and former Council member Geoffrey Salmon. Geoffrey graduated in 1952 and designed highly influential commercial offices and sheltered housing for the elderly. He kindly donated his student work to the AA Archive in 2010, recording an oral history of his practice with two students. Read more


Congratulations to all students that were awarded a High Pass for their work in Environmental and Technical Studies. This project by Ignatio Bhaskhara Putra (Diploma 21), titled ‘Sana Terrae – Magenta Shadow Caster’ was awarded the ETS5 High Pass with Distinction.

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