AA Conversations selects one unmissable event for you to attend this week
23 February 2015 Architectural Association, London   Despite Rem Koolhaas' lecture on the Elements of Architecture being postponed, there are still plenty of interesting events to attend this week. The Housing London lecture series has its fourth and final instalment with a session titled Housing Young London: Are we facing an exodus? The series, which brings together decision makers from architects and planners, to developers and local authorities, has had packed audiences at all its previous sessions showing how pertinent the issue of affordable housing is in London, as well as how important it is for architects to shape this debate. Wednesday evening's participants will include Maria Lisogorskaya and Anthony Engi Meacock from architecture and design collective Assemble, Claire Bennie from the Peabody Trust, Centrepoint's Paul Noblet, and Antonis Papamichael, AADipl2014. The evening will be chaired by David Porter, a member of the AA Council. While this event will be the final lecture in the series, it culminates in an Open Jury on Friday of the following week (6 March) where students across the undergraduate and graduate schools will present a variety of housing-related projects to an assembled panel of critics who participated in the different sessions of the lecture series.  

Also this week is the next lecture in the What's Next series on Monday with OMMX founders Jon Lopez, AADipl2011 and Hikaru Nissanke, AADipl2009 discussing Settings - places, rooms and objects where everyday rituals are played out within. Then on Tuesday, Martha Thorne and Hilde Heynen will debate Feminist Theory and Starchitecture in a discussion moderated by Doina Petrescu as part of the AA XX 100 lecture series. Also on Wednesday is a Night School workshop run by architecture critic Oliver Wainwright on Writing about the Unbuilt City. On Friday, Mark Cousins will bring his series on The Gesture to a close with a talk titled Angelic Despair. And finally, on Saturday, there will be a Membership Gallery Talk by Amanda Levete on the newly opened exhibition of Jan Kaplicky drawings in the Front Members' Room.

  See the Events List to find out more or check the AA website to find out What’s On.