09 November 2015
Architectural Association, London
Tonight’s lecture by Farshid Moussavi is the event not to be missed this week. Promoting her new book, The Function of Style, the talk will question how we can characterise the architecture from the 1990’s till the present into a single category or style. The Function of Style is the third in this series by Moussavi which also include The Function of Ornament and The Function of Form – all three of which have developed out of her research and teaching at Harvard University. Starting at 6pm in the Lecture Hall, the talk will question whether we can unify the plurality of styles that constitute contemporary architecture.
Also this week is a poetry reading and launch for City of God by Harry Burke and Alessandro Bava on Tuesday at lunchtime in the New Soft Room. Then on Thursday evening in the AA Cinema are two back-to-back screenings of Pomerol, Herzog & de Meuron and Gehry’s Vertigo; both are part of the Living Architectures series by directors Ila Bêka & Louise Lemoine. The screenings will start at 7pm. On the same evening at 6.30pm, the AA Bookshop will host a launch of two titles: The Architect as Worker by Peggy Deamer and Modelling Vienna: Real Fictions in Social Housing by Andreas Rumpfhuber. These launches are followed on Friday, by a day-long symposium in the Lecture Hall organised by Pier Vittorio Aureli and the City/Architecture PhD programme on the topic of Architecture and Labour. This event, which starts at 10am, invites Deamer and Rumpfhuber as well as Fabrizio Ballabio, Francesco Marullo, Peer Illner, Maria S. Giudici and Fabrizio Gallanti to share their research on the subject. Finally, on Saturday at 3pm there will be a Membership Gallery talk by Nigel Swann & Gwen Jones about the new exhibition of photographs in the AA Front Members’ Room: The Yellow-Star Houses Of Budapest.