15 February 2016
Architectural Association, London
Following on from the successful Housing London series last year, this term sees a return of the series with a more forward-looking perspective. This Thursday, the first session of a two-part series will be held titled Housing London: Visions for the Future, Part 1. Taking a similar format to last year’s lectures that brought different decision makers around the table from planners to developers, architects to inhabitants, local authorities to independent think tanks, to debate London’s ongoing housing crisis and potential solutions or interventions that could stymie this seemingly insurmountable issue, this time around we will look at ongoing projects and proposals that could alter London’s housing landscape for the better. Joining us to speculate on the future will be Roger Hawkins of Hawkins Brown, Alex Ely of Mae Architects, Torange Khonsari of Public Works and who has taught on architectural activism and housing at the RCA and London Met, and Martyn Evans who is the creative director of the property regeneration company U+I.
Also this week is the first in our AA XX 100 series this term with Assemble talking about working as a collective and their recent projects in a lecture titled From Toxteth to the Turner Prize on Monday evening. Then on Tuesday, our Tutor Lecture series continues with Intermediate 12 Unit Master Tyen Masten discussing setting up his own practice PHASE3 Architecture in his lecture, From Print to Built. On Wednesday, the AA Bookshop will host the launch of the new title Peter Märkli: Drawings, which is then followed on Thursday evening by a Membership screening of Islands & Christo in Paris in the AA Cinema at 7pm. Finally on Friday, Ali Farzaneh and Elif Erdine have organised a half-day symposium on Advancements in Design Computation in the Lecture Hall starting at 2pm where they will be joined by Antoine Picon, Achim Menges and Francis Aish.