22 February 2016
Architectural Association, London
This week sees the launch of the title Nightswimming: Discotheques from the 1960s to the present with the lecture Space, Electronic: Radical Architecture of the Night on Thursday evening. This conversation brings together the book’s authors Giovanna Silva and Chiara Carpenter, who will discuss their survey of nightclubs in Italy and Europe through photography, interviews and key texts, with curators of the ICA exhibition Radical Disco: Architecture and Nightlife in Italy, 1965–1975 Catharine Rossi and Sumitra Upham who will present archival documents, photographs, architectural drawings, film, music and articles that detail this little-known movement. The lecture will be followed by the exhibition opening of Savage Architecture, curated by Davide Sacconi in the Front Members’ Room.
Also this week the AA XX 100 lecture series continues on Monday evening with a talk on The Lawrence Legacy: Challenging Racism and Celebrating Diversity in Architecture where Danna Walker, Stephanie Edwards and Elsie Owusu will be in conversation, with a special welcome address by Baroness Lawrence herself! Then on Tuesday evening, Gianluigi Ricuperati will present his recent title 100 Global Minds as part of a conversation with Shumon Basar. Earlier that day, Inter 13 will host a talk by the director of the Tate Modern Chris Dercon on The Little Museum in 33 First Floor Front. And finally on Friday, Mark Cousins will continue his Friday Evening Lectures with a talk on The Artist and his Brush as part of this year’s focus on the anon., which will be followed by the next AAgora-organised debate in the New Soft Room at 6.30pm.