Image credit: AA Photolibrary[/caption] Our aim is to transform the Georgian-period buildings we know as the Architectural Association into a theatre for a birthday party that Bedford Square will never forget. To this end, we have invited a number of remarkable theatre, dance and art curation experts to collaborate with us in creating this crazy extravaganza. The experts will lead the summer workshops scheduled over two phases; one right after Projects Review, and the other just before the start of the new academic year.
Image credit: Birgit & Ralf[/caption] Let us not forget about costumes and food, for there is no party without either of these. Together with Raluca Grada, conceptual artist and costume designer, we will investigate how to combine the act of eating with dressing, simultaneously creating a feast of courses to be tasted through the unraveling of various wardrobes on the big day. Colin Priest, architect and site-specific performance artist, will help us begin to translate our wild ideas into the process of event production, as well as the logistics and delivery, so that we can make it all happen! This is to name but a few of the workshop leaders who will be joining us in Phase 1, ending on July 9. The ideas explored in the Phase 1 workshops will form the basis when we re-assemble on September 15th for Phase 2. We will then start structuring the programme of events, games, competitions, and stories for the day; working in teams; calling out for volunteers; and beginning to turn the AA into the theatre of a birthday party.
Image credit: AA Archive[/caption] Applications to the AA Birthday Party Creative Summer Workshops are open till June 20 2014. Without any required fees, it is open to all current AA students and alumni who can commit to both Phase 1 and 2 workshops, culminating in the birthday party on 8 October. Workshop places are limited to 20 people, so apply as soon as possible to avoid disappointment! For more information: Phase 1 workshop: Sat 28 June – Wed 9 July Phase 2 workshop: Mon 15 Sept – Fri 26 Sept If you have any questions, please contact: email@example.com Apply to participate in the AA Birthday Party Workshops Like us on facebook