History & Critical Thinking MA student Lennart Wolff reviews the Term 1 symposium in which a group of theorists discussed the possibility of a critical architecture, and going beyond, to critique the very notions of critique itself.
Following on from the article where a group of four First-Year students described the invention of a new drawing machine – the Coligopulmogram – here, History and Critical Thinking MA student Chris Doray continues this conversation, reviewing the device as a breathing cyborg.
MA History & Critical Thinking student Chris Doray details the Term 1 Art & Architecture lecture at the AA by Pierre-Jean Giloux on Machinami, Japanese Urban Landscapes, which contemplated the notion of superimposing history and ruins.
MA History & Critical Thinking student Gili Merin describes the conversations between Archipelago of Protocols author Aristide Antonas, collaborator Thanos Zartaloudis, and Pier Vittorio Aureli, among others, at the book’s launch at the AA Bookshop.
Katerina Zacharopoulou, an MA History & Critical Thinking student, describes the lecture by architects Pierre D’Avoine and Colette Sheddick in which the pair question the idea of authorship in architecture from the client’s perspective.
MA History & Critical Thinking student Carolina Bettarello reviews the recent lecture by Rotor, a collective whose recent expansion to include a deconstruction unit explores the possibilities of material reuse within architecture.
Last year, AA Member and architect Gaurav Sharma organised a Members screening of the rarely seen ‘In Which Annie Gives It Those Ones’, a film, set in New Delhi, about a group of architecture students in their final year of college.
AAVS Amazon Director Nacho Marti describes the strange relationship between the arrival of electricity in the rainforest and the Cururú Toad’s eating habits, encouraging applications for this year’s agenda: Digital Vernacular.
Vanessa Norwood, Head of AA Exhibitions, takes us through the AA-related contributions to Alejandro Aravena’s 2016 Architecture Biennale, detailing the ideas and involvement behind the British and Slovenian Pavilions.
Programme Director of the AA Visiting School in Istanbul Elif Erdine describes their 2015 agenda that resulted in a 1:1 architectural installation on the entrance facade of Bilgi University’s Architecture Department.
Alexandros Kallegias, Director of the AA Athens Visiting School, explains the research and projects carried out by students under their new agenda, Symmetry Sentience, in collaboration with the AKTO Art & Design College.
Dr Elizabeth Darling, Dr Lynne Walker, and Yasmin Shariff review the recent MoMoWo conference (the first of three) with AA XX 100 that explores ‘women designers, craftswomen, architects and engineers between 1918 and 1945’.
Head of AA Exhibitions Vanessa Norwood describes her trip to Ostrava in the Czech Republic over the summer and discovers the new cultural uses for which the city’s industrial heritage is being transformed.