19 October 2015
Architectural Association, London
It’s time to pay homage to the medium that this article focuses on each week, curating which of the myriad events on offer is absolutely unmissable. The events in question are typically lectures, an academic format so entrenched within architecture for everything from didactic instruction, public presentations, acceptance speeches or academic assessment, we rarely pause to reflect, praise or even challenge its consistent monologic structure and relevance to the discourse of architecture. This Monday, Bartlett PhD candidate Sophie Read will dissect the significance of the lecture as a medium of architecture and its role in the showing and telling of drawings and objects, and in the transmission of architectural knowledge. Using examples that span from the early 18th century to the present, she will explain the craft of the lecture as performance in A Lecture on the Architectural Lecture.
Also this week, Night School will host a drawing workshop with Sean Griffiths on Wednesday evening called 100 lines. We also see the return of the Art & Architecture Lecture Series, organised by Parveen Adams that this term will focus on rooms, buildings and peninsulas. Artist Jonas Dahlberg returns to the AA to talk about Loss as Architecture as the first lecture in this series which will follow Mark Cousins’ Friday Lectures that also start this week, addressing the theme of anon. – a figure whose identity we do not know.