02 November 2015
Architectural Association, London
As Open Week takes different units and programmes within the school to the far corners of the earth in the name of architectural research, the public programme encourages research closer to home through presentation, discussion and debate. This Tuesday, Intermediate Unit 3 tutors Ricardo de Ostos and Nannette Jackowski continue their Scavengers and other Stories lecture series from previous Open Weeks with a third installment titled Anthropocene and the Unbuilt bringing together a range of academic participants from different institutions to discuss the future of our built environment as a result of human activity. An afternoon event starting at 1pm, it promises to deliver a series of in-depth presentations before opening up for a broader discussion at the end of the day.
Also this week, Jelle Feringa of Odico Formwork Robotics delivers an Emtech Masterclass at 11am on Wednesday in a talk titled Robotics & Modernism: on nostalgia and vitality; followed by the launch of the book Outsider: Public Art and the Politics of the English Garden Square in the AA Bookshop that evening at 7pm where author Catalina Pollak Williamson will be in conversation with Rory Hyde, Gonzalo Herrero Delicado and Andreas Lang. Finally, on Saturday AA XX 100 has organised a seminar to celebrate the 40th anniversary of the 1975 issue of AD titled Women in Architecture. Starting at 9.30am, the day will include presentations from inspirational architects, educators, editors and archivists to contextualise the magazine in 1975 and discuss its legacy in architecture today.