AA Conversations selects one unmissable event for you to attend this week
11 January 2016 Architectural Association, London   It's a new calendar year, a new term has begun and with it comes a whole new set of lectures, exhibition openings, gallery talks, symposiums, film screenings, workshops and book launches. Kicking off this term's lecture programme is Thursday evening's talk by artist Alex Chinneck, titled Architectural Interventions. Chinneck, whose large scale installation work has encompassed melting brick walls, gravity defying electricity pylons, and sliding the facade off a three-storey property, will discuss the site-specific nature of his work and how he unites the practices of art, architecture and engineering with every sculptural piece he installs. As a unique opportunity to understand how Chinneck conceives of, designs, creates and installs his artworks, this lecture is a must-see.   Also this week, is a book launch by Lynch Architects for their new title Mimesis on Wednesday evening in the AA Bookshop. In addition to the Alex Chinneck lecture on Thursday evening, there will also be a Members' screening of the films: Christo's Valley Curtain & Running Fence by the Maysles brothers in the AA Cinema at 7pm. On Friday, the AA will host a series of exhibition openings for Walter's Way: The Self-Build Revolution in the AA Gallery, Some Reasons for Travelling to Italy by Peter Wilson in the Front Members' Room and South Wharf Road East by Stephen Carter in the AA Bar. Then, on Saturday, there will be a Gallery Talk by architect Jon Broome about the Walter's Way: The Self-Build Revolution exhibition at 11am.   See the Events List to find out more or check the AA website to find out What’s On.