TERM 2 WEEK 5 (OPEN WEEK) EDIT Edit
AA Conversations selects one unmissable event for you to attend this week
09 February 2015
Front Members' Room, Architectural Association
It's Open Week. Complementary Studies courses are suspended, unit work is aplenty, the RIBA visit is nigh. But there is still a whole host of interesting events to attend this week. The must-see event this week is, surprisingly, on a Saturday. Chris McVoy, senior partner at Steven Holl Architects, is flying to London to tell us more about Drawing on Holl, the exhibition of watercolour sketches and 3d-printed models that has taken up residence in the Front Members' Room. The practice's Reid Building sits across from the Glasgow School of Art and the building was designed in conversation with its neighbour to construct a composition of void, space and light. As a Gallery Talk, it offers a last glimpse into this built tribute to Charles Rennie Mackintosh before the exhibition is taken down next week.
Also this week, after the success of last term's Open Week events, is a one-day workshop by celebrated artist and collector Madelon Vriesendorp. On Monday, Vriesendorp will help students reconstruct the Hieronymous Bosch triptych The Garden of Earthly Delights in 3d, crafting figures representing good and evil using her specialist modelling skills and techniques. Then on Tuesday afternoon, Intermediate 3 Unit Masters Ricardo de Ostos and Nannette Jackowski continue their Scavengers and other Creatures lecture series with Assembling Realities that looks at how information is shaped today by notions of storytelling, fiction and digital cultures. Finally on Wednesday, the Housing London series continues on from last week with a new session entitled Quantity vs. Quality: Can we deliver and make great places? that brings together different decision makers, from architects and developers to planners and politicians, to debate this key issue.
See the Events List to find out more or check the AA website to find out What’s On.