AA Conversations selects one unmissable event for you to attend this week
17 November 2014 Architectural Association, London   The top pick of lectures this week is Giulia Foscari's talk about her book Elements of Venice on Tuesday evening at 6pm. Foscari, a DRL graduate, is also part of the What's Next series that invites recent graduates back to the AA to discuss their unique forms of practice. She has been working for OMA, and through the lens of Koolhaas' curation of the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, titled Elements of Architecture, she has analysed Venice in the same vein, looking at the different constituent parts that have shaped the city as we know it today. She will discuss Venice as a metamorphic place where the form of the city has transformed in parallel with political and cultural shifts.   The selection of lectures this week is hard to choose from with so many exciting talks on offer. On Monday this week UniversalAssemblyUnit joins the What's Next line-up as four Diploma 6 graduates, each from a consecutive year starting from 2011, came together to form their own practice. Titled A Space Animation Studio, the lecture will be situated within an immersive installation in the Lecture Hall at 6pm. Then, on Thursday evening, Deborah Saunt and Tom Greenall will discuss Why Architecture Must Never Stand Still - the work of London-based architecture practice DSDHA and on Friday at 5pm, Mark Cousins will continue with his lecture series on The Gesture. It's definitely a week where we should all try to attend as many of these lectures as possible!   See the Events List to find out more or check the AA website to find out What’s On.