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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

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

From the Collections:

The Bridge of Styx

<strong>The Bridge of Styx</strong>

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

WED 20

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

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

FRI 22

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


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

Student Hardship Appeal

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. Donate Now


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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