3 May 2016
Architectural Association, London
This week former AA tutor and student Kate Heron will host a discussion titled 50:50, reflecting 50 years since she began studying at the AA, and also the ideal ratio of women to men within architecture. Joining her in discussion are AA Alumni Julia Dwyer, Barbara Weiss and Susan Francis as well as AA 5th year Hélène Solvay to analyse the difference between being at the AA in the 1970s and today. Kate will discuss how a group of women, newly formed as a group within the school invited her to speak to them and the challenges they faced at the time. This lecture is part of this term’s AA XX 100/ AA Collections Talks.
Also this week is Arnhem Central: A Train Station with a Twist by Ben van Berkel on Thursday at 6.30pm where he will speak about the design of the station as an urban catalyst as well as a unique elevated experience. The lecture will be ticketed the day before, so make sure to check the online listing for arrangements to not miss out. Finally, as a reminder, Marina Lathouri’s lecture on Wednesday 4 May has been cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances – we hope to reschedule this talk at another time in the next academic year.