AA Conversations selects one unmissable event for you to attend this week
16 February 2015 Architectural Association, London   Not to be missed this week is the first lecture in the inaugural AA XX 100 Lecture Series - a conversation between design critic Alice Rawsthorn and architect Sophie Hicks titled Is design an art? AA XX 100, a project initiated to celebrate a centenary of women in architecture, launched last summer with an evening of short-format presentations in the AA Library. In the build up to the centennial in 2017, there will be annual lecture series, alongside a collection of archival material and oral histories about famous AA women, which then culminates in an exhibition, an international conference and a book published by AA Publications about the substantial contribution that AA women have made in the last 100 years. On Tuesday evening, Alice and Sophie will open the series by debating the blurring of boundaries between art, design and architecture and the impact of this dialogue on design practice and on everyday life.   Continuing this week is the What's Next series that invites recent graduates back to the AA to discuss their unique forms of practice with Jan Nauta discussing Trial and Error on Monday night. On Wednesday evening the Housing London series continues with Urban vs. Suburban: Where will be build?, while on Thursday Nikolaus Hirsch will lecture on Architecture Expanded: Designing, Building, Curating, Editing, Teaching, and more. Finally to close the week there is a one-day symposium organised by Diploma 2 Unit Master Kostas Grigoriadis about Future Matters: The Imminent Reality of Multi-materiality as well as a Member's Tour of the Eileen Gray collection at the V&A by Elisabeth Bisley.   See the Events List to find out more or check the AA website to find out What’s On.