29 February 2016
Architectural Association, London
This week’s unmissable event takes us beyond earth into the limitless territory of space. Space architect David Nixon will speak about the design and construction of the International Space Station on Wednesday evening to launch his new title published by Circa Press, International Space Station: Architecture beyond Earth. Nixon, who co-founded Future Systems with Jan Kaplicky in 1978, was one of the few architects selected to work on the early Space Station in the 1980s after he moved to California. This talk will explain the surprises and challenges of building in outer space from being weightless and foundation-free to its complex process of assembly.
Also this week is a lecture by the artist Haroon Mirza on Tuesday evening where he will discuss his installations that combine sound, light and electric currents to construct visceral experiences. Then on Thursday, the Housing London series continues with Visions for the Future, Part 2 as Tom Greenall, David Cohen, Emily Davey and Ed Watson will propose new inspiration for what housing in London could be like in the years to come. Also on Thursday evening, AA 4th year James Mak will launch his new title Of Dreams and Spaces in the AA Bookshop at 6.30pm – you can read more about the title in his article about it on AA Conversations. Finally on Friday at 5pm, Mark Cousins will complete his series on the anon. with the lecture The Architect and His Office followed by the last in the AAgora debates for this term at 6.30pm.