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Autumn Events List Week 12 12–16.12.2011

Image: Positive Dialogues stall in Berwick Street, Soho, photo Sophie Ramsbotham, Intermediate 2

Architectural Association School of Architecture


Notices and Events Christmas Vacation AA premises are closed for the holiday from Saturday 17 December to Monday 2 January inclusive. Spring Term starts on Monday 9 January, for 11 weeks. Photo Library Card Sale Buy ten AA Photolibrary cards at halfprice for £5.00; offer open until end of term. AA Council Meeting Monday 12 December, 6.30 32 Bedford Square, First Floor Agenda to be confirmed End of Term Juries Monday 12 to 16 December Inter 1 Mark Campbell, Stewart Dodd, Thursday 15 December, 10.00 38 First Floor Front Inter 4 Nathalie Rozencwajg, Michel da Costa Goncalves, Wednesday 14 December, 38 First Floor Front, 10.00 Inter 8 Francisco González de Canales, Nuria Alvarez Lombardero, Thursday 15 December, 10.00 32 Second Floor Back Inter 9 Chris Pierce, Chris Matthews, Thursday 15 December, 10.00 33 First Floor Front Inter 10 Claudia Pasquero, Marco Poletto, Friday 16 December, 10.00 38 First Floor Front Inter 12 Sam Jacob, Tomas Klassnik, Friday 16 December, 10.00 New Soft Room Dip 1 Tobias Klein, Friday 16 December, 10.00 32 First Floor Back Dip 2 Didier Faustino, Kostas Grigoriadis Thursday 15 December, 10.30 37 First Floor Front Dip 4 John Palmesino, Ann-Sofi Rönnskog, Wednesday 14 December, 10.00 33 First Floor Front Dip 5 Cristina Díaz Moreno, Efrén Garcia Grinda, Tyen Masten, Monday 12 December, 10.00 38 First Floor Front Dip 14 Pier Vittorio Aureli, Maria Giudici, Barbara Campbell-Lange, Tuesday 13 December, 10.00 33 First Floor Front Dip 16 Jonas Lundberg, Andrew Yau, Wednesday 14 December, 10.00 32 Second Floor Back Dip 18 Enric Ruiz Geli, Edouard Cabay, Juliane Wolf, Friday 16 December, 10.00 Rear Second Presentation Library Notices Athens Access Available Athens is an access management system that provides remote access to the online databases and journals subscribed to by the AA Library. To set up an Athens account, please email Simine Marine at simine.marine@ or fill out a form at the library issue desk. To set up Athens access before the holidays, please

contact the library before 15 December, 4.00. Help is available in the library on how to use this new service. Week 12 Opening Hours Monday 12 to Thursday 15 December, 10.00–9.00; Friday 16 December, 10.00–6.00 Vacation Programme Loans Programme books can be reserved from 12 midday on Monday 12 December and must be reserved in person at the issue desk – maximum two per person; no interlibrary loans; no normal ‘reference’ books, no tutors’ own books. All reserved programme books must be borrowed on Wednesday 14 December, from 10.00 at the issue desk. From Thursday 15 December it will be first-come, first-served. Programme books must be returned by 12 midday on Monday 9 January. Christmas Vacation Opening Hours Tuesday 3 to Friday 6 January, 10.00– 6.00; Saturday 7 January, closed Normal term-time hours will resume from Monday 9 January: Monday to Friday 10.00–9.00, Saturday 11.00–5.00 AA Modelshop The Modelshop closes in its current location on Wednesday 14 December. All borrowed equipment must be returned before this date. The Modelshop will re-open in its new location in the basement area of 16 Morwell Street on Monday 9 January. AA Bookshop News Late opening on Thursday 15 December to 8.00 Open until Friday 23 December; normal hours on Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday 19–21 December; then 11.00–6.30 on Thursday 22 and Friday 23 December. Order December selection of New Titles Online AA Members receive up to 50 per cent discount on selected offers at Please note that the bookshop will be closing for a week in January; please check the website for dates. Student Forum End of Term Party Friday 16 December, time tbc AA Staff Christmas Party Friday 16 December, Lecture Hall, 6.00 Student Forum Darkroom The Student Forum is looking to set up a student-run darkroom in Bethnal Green. If you have any prior experience of working in a darkroom or are interested in helping out, please email

Forthcoming: HTS, TS and FP Submission Dates Term 1 Courses Undergraduate students are reminded of Submission Hand-in dates and procedures. All submissions must be delivered in hard copy to Belinda in the Co-ordinator’s office by the deadline: 1.00 on Monday 9 January. Submissions received after this will be classified as ‘late’, and it is at the discretion of the assessing tutor as to whether this affects final grading. Fourth Year HTS Course Papers (2) TS Course Papers (2) Fifth Year HTS Course Paper (1) Future Practice Written Report Open Day Graduate School Friday 20 January, 9.30 Lecture Hall This open day offers an introduction to the AA Graduate School with an opportunity for prospective students to meet current students and staff, tour the AA’s facilities and view presentations of current work. The day also includes a chance to attend the AADRL final jury, where teams of students present their thesis design projects to a panel of leading international architects, theorists, critics and designers. The day’s programme will be followed by a lecture at 6.00. Email to reserve a place.

Exhibitions Exhibitions are open to Wednesday 14 December, 10.00–7.00 Net Works: An Atlas of Connective and Distributive Intelligence in Architecture Curated by Francisco González de Canales AA Bar and Back Members’ Room Net Works records the modern and contemporary history of connective and distributed intelligence in architecture. The exhibition and (forthcoming) book present the ways in which networks and distributed organisations have long operated within architectural practice and culture. A key objective is to frame and better understand the early modern foundations on which much of current architectural experimentation lies, as a means to reassess the social, cultural and political implications of architectural culture in the early 21st century. The exhibition displays the work of contemporary young offices, schools and emerging forms of practising whose projects openly explore the potential of connective design technologies, distributed material structures, or diffused operational/managerial working approaches in architecture today. GOD & CO: François Dallegret Beyond the Bubble François Dallegret’s own life (1937–) and work – beginning in Paris in the late 1950s and early 1960s, and later taking in New York and Montreal – defies anything so predictable as a neat synopsis. His work absorbs everything from intricate line drawings for a series of astrological vehicles and designs for a number of machines (from those that assist in cooking a meal to others that generate literature) to the ‘A Home Is Not a House’ collaboration with the critic Reyner Banham; a drugstore/gallery in Montreal; proposals for a new Montreal Palais Métro; designs for chairs, more cars and yet more machines; a film collaborative set up to shoot a western; contributions to the Montreal 67 Expo; bars of soap; subversive credit cards; ‘ironique’ villas and light installations. Examples of all of this work will be on display in the form of drawings, photographs, films, cars and a small cosmology of objects designed and produced by Dallegret since 1957. The exhibition catalogue illustrates many of Dallegret’s works and contains texts by Alessandra Ponte, Laurent Stalder and Thomas Weaver. Archizines From photo-copied and print-ondemand newsletters such as Another Pamphlet, Scapegoat and Preston is My Paris, to beautiful magazines such

as Mark, Spam and PIN-UP – Archizines celebrates and promotes the resurgence of alternative and independent architectural publishing worldwide. The exhibition, curated by Elias Redstone, originated as an online project and showcases 60 architecture magazines, fanzines and journals. These publications reframe how people relate to the built environment – taking comment and criticism into everyday life. The titles offer platforms for architectural research and debate, and demonstrate the residual love of print and paper. Made by architects, artists and students, they make an important, often radical, addition to architectural discourse. Elias Redstone curated Poland’s pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale 2010 and was Senior Curator at the Architecture Foundation. He is Editor in Chief of the London Architecture Diary and an online columnist for the New York Times’ T Magazine. Forthcoming Exhibitions in Winter and Spring Terms 2012: Private Views Friday 13 January Exhibitions open from Saturday 14 January to Saturday 11 February Critical Territories Groundlab and Plasmastudio AA Gallery Projects from product and buildings design to landscape and masterplanning will be shown to depict the multiscalarity and transdisciplinary approach permeating the practices of Groundlab and Plasmastudio, and their local, regional and global impact. ecoLogicStudio H.O.R.T.U.S Hydro. Organisms. Responsive. To. Urban. Stimuli Front Members’ Room H.O.R.T.U.S stimulates the emergence of novel material practices and related spatial narratives, to engage notions of urban renewable energy and agriculture through a new gardening prototype. Private Views Friday 24 February Exhibitions open from Saturday 25 February to Saturday 24 March Lina & Gio: The Last Humanists AA Gallery This exhibition explores for the first time the relationship between designer, architect, writer and curator Lina Bo Bardi (1914–1992) and architect and founding editor of design magazine Domus, Gio Ponti (1891–1979), two seminal figures in twentieth-century design. The Work of Lina Bo Bardi: Photographs by Inigo Bujedo Aguirre Front Members’ Room Documentation of Lina Bo Bardi’s built works in the Brazilian cities of São Paolo and Salvador de Bahia including the hugely influential Sesc Pompeia community centre in São Paolo.

Homes of the American Dispossessed: Photographs by Ben Murphy AA Bar Not since the Great Depression has America seen such economic migration and homelessness, now escalating dramatically with the number of homeless encampments around major conurbations in America due to the continuing recession. Private Views Friday 27 April Saturday 28 April to Saturday 26 May National Gallery Extension Competition AA Gallery The story of the National Gallery extension competition starting with the 1981 shortlist, which included Richard Rogers alongside competition winners Ahrends Burton and Koralek, whose scheme was dubbed a ‘monstrous carbuncle’ by Prince Charles. Working With – Zak Kyes and contributors Front Members’ Room Zak Kyes received the 2010 INFORM Award, consisting of a prize of 5000 Euros and a solo exhibition at the Museum of Contemporary Art Leipzig, which brings together works by Kyes and a host of collaborators, presenting contemporary graphic design as a practice that mediates, and is mediated by, its allied disciplines.

Diary Monday 12 December 10.00 End of Term Jury Dip 5 38 FFF 11.30 Housing & Urbanism Hugo Hinsley and Nick Bullock Shaping the Modern City H&U Studio 2.00 Housing & Urbanism Jorge Fiori Cities in a Transnational World H&U Studio 2.00 AA Interprofessional Studio 33 FFF 6.30 AA Council Meeting 32 FF

Tuesday 13 December 10.00 End of Term Jury Dip 14 33 FFF 10.30 History & Critical Thinking Narratives of Modernity Marina Lathouri 38 FFF 10.30 Sustainable Environmental Design (SED) Refurbishing The City End Term Reviews Phase I Projects Programme Staff 36 SFB 1.00 A&U (DRL) Design as Research Rob Stuart Smith Lecture Hall

Wednesday 14 December 10.00 End of Term Juries Inter 4 38 FFF Dip 4 33 FFF Dip 16 32 SFB 10.30 SED Refurbishing The City End Term Reviews Phase I Projects Programme Staff 36 SFB 2.00 Landscape Urbanism Critical Territories Douglas Spencer 32 FFB 3.30 Housing & Urbanism The Reason of Urbanism Larry Barth H&U Studio

Thursday 15 December 10.00 End of Term Juries Inter 1 38 FFF Inter 8 32 SFB Inter 9 33 FFF 10.30 Dip 2 37 FFF

Friday 16 December 10.00 End of Term Juries Inter 10 38 FFF Inter 12 New Soft Room Dip 1 32 FFB Dip 18 36 SFB 10.00 Building Conservation/Year 1 The Work of SPAB Elaine Byrne 11.50 Bats and Ivy Alan Cathersides 2.00 The Stone Skeleton Jacques Heyman 33 FFF 10.00 Building Conservation/Year 2 Sharing Conservation Decisions Helen Hughes 11.50 Stone Slate Roofing Bob Hawkins 2.00 Why Georgian Buildings Fall Down Andrew Shepherd 33 FFB 6.00 End of Term Party

10.30 Emtech Studio 1 Final Jury Programme Staff 36 SFB 3.30 Housing & Urbanism Critical Urbanism Larry Barth H&U Studio 8.00 AA Bookshop Late opening today See Notices

2.30 History & Critical Thinking Architecture, Aesthetics, History Mark Cousins 38 FFF 6.00 AA Modelshop Deadline for return of all borrowed equipment AA Members can access a black and white and/or larger print version of Events List by going to the AA website at For the audio infoline, please call 020 7887 4111. Events List online: public/whatson/eventspdf.php Email: Published by the Architectural Association, 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES T 020 7887 4000 F 020 7414 0782. Edited by the Print Studio. Note on the type: Mercury typeface designed by Radim Peško, Printed by APG/ Blue Printing. Architectural Association (Inc.), Registered Charity No. 311083. Company Limited by Guarantee. Registered in England No. 171402. Registered Office as above.

Events List Autumn Week 12  

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