AA Conversations selects one unmissable event for you to attend this week
24 November 2014 Architectural Association, London   With three great lectures this week it is hard to choose which one is essential to attend - OMA's Renier de Graaf will undoubtedly be a popular choice but to continue last week's Venetian theme, this week sees three AA graduates and one current AA student come together to lecture on the AIRBNB pavilion. As a dispersed satellite event created for the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale that has subsequently given rise to many more discussions, exhibitions, installations and debates, this lecture is the latest instalment of the What's Next series that invites recent graduates back to the AA to talk about their unique forms of practice. Fabrizio Ballabio (AA HCT2012), Alessandro Bava (AADipl2013), Octave Perrault (AADipl2013) and Luis Ortega Govela (AA 5th Year) joined forces to question the ownership of property that sits at the intersection of the public and private realms. In their Monday evening lecture, titled Home 2014, they will redefine the contemporary understanding of domestic space.   Alongside the AIRBNB Pavilion lecture, is the aforementioned Renier de Graaf lecture on The Risk of Realism on Tuesday at 6pm, and then Inter 11 Unit Masters Nacho Martin and Manuel Collado of Mi5 Arquitectos instruct us to Improve Your Life! in their lecture on Thursday evening. Andrew Higgott will discuss F.R.Yerbury, a former AA Secretary in the early 20th century who had a parallel career as an architectural photographer, on Wednesday at 6.30 as a Membership event. Also on Wednesday as part of the PhD Open Seminars, curator at the Tate Britain Amy Concannon will be speaking about Building and Time: Curating 'Ruin Lust' at 3pm in 33 First Floor Back.   See the Events List to find out more or check the AA website to find out What’s On.