30 November 2015
Architectural Association, London
As the public programme nears the end of term, the highlighted event to attend this week is a conversation between architect and professor at the University of Michigan Perry Kulper and cognitive scientist and professor at UCL Vincent Walsh on Wednesday evening. Titled Weapons of Choice: Part 1 – The Architect and the Brain Scientist: An AA Media Event – the evening will bring together Kulper’s interests in representational techniques and language as a generative technology, with Walsh’s understanding of the human brain, how it behaves as we design and how we could manipulate it to enhance our creativity. The discussion between the two will be chaired by Head of Media Studies Kate Davies.
Also this week is Monday’s lecture by Natassa Lianou and Ermis Chalvatzis of LC Architects (LC-A) on Smart Design Elegance and the Digital Craft. This lecture continues the What’s Next lecture series that invites graduates, both recent and more established, back to the AA to discuss their unique forms of practice. On Wednesday, Catherine Ince will explain How to Wrap 5 Eggs as part of a Night School workshop related to The World of Charles and Ray Eames exhibition that she curated at the Barbican. Then on Thursday, there will be a Members’ screening in the AA Cinema of Inside Piano, a series of 3 films of projects by Renzo Piano by Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine from their Living Architecture Series. Also that night, the Landscape Research Group will host Professor Carole Crumley from the University of North Carolina to discuss If the past teaches, what does the future learn? Exploring Historic Knowledge Landscapes for Clues to a Just and Liveable Future. Finally on Friday, the AA Visiting School will host their annual Global Summit to show selected projects from 2014-15 and unveil plans for 2015–16.