Etien Santiago, a PhD candidate at Harvard describes his experience at The Building symposium that took place at the AA at the beginning of June as the first in a series of transatlantic conversations.
Co-founders of this new lecture series and its associated format, Gonzalo Herrero Delicado and Fru*Fru explain their collaboration and how through these bed-based chats they aim to create a new virtual space for conversation.
Vere van Gool and Mary Wang, founders of MISS, describe their recent event, Ellen’s Perfect Night In, where Ellen van Loon, partner at OMA, transformed the AA Lecture Hall into her studio and invited us to share in her experiences.
Sue Barr, photographer and head of the AA Digital Photostudio, reveals the spaces that contained the series of close-up photographs that were the subject of the Spot the Detail competition at the AA’s Birthday Party earlier this year.
In advance of the private view, photographic archivist Byron Blakeley gives us a preview of the new exhibition in the corridor of 37 Bedford Square of a selection of images from the AA Photo Library’s extensive collection.
Visiting School Coordinator Priji Balakrishnan writes about the Global Summit organised in October that brought under one roof the many directors of the AA’s expanding Global School for a two day conference.
AA DLab 2013 director Elif Erdine and tutor Alexandros Kallegias describe the 1:1 interactive and kinetic prototype, Light Forest, that was the output of their visiting school and will soon be installed in the Back Members’ Room.
The third and final instalment of the symposium series, “On the verge of criticism,” looks at the relationship between architects and mass media, content and format as well as criticism and its audiences.
The second event in the symposium series, ‘On the verge of criticism,’ looks at the significance of manifestos, or lack thereof, in the development of architecture, during a round table discussion in Madrid.