October 4, 2019 - Architectural Association School of Architecture - Autumn 2019 Public Programme
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October 4, 2019
October 4, 2019

Architectural Association School of Architecture

Architecture in Translation; Architectural Association 2019. Art Direction: Pentagram, Sascha Lobe.

Autumn 2019 Public Programme
Architecture in Translation, and other autumn programme highlights
September 23–December 13, 2019

Architectural Association School of Architecture
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES

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This Autumn, the AA launches Architecture in Translation, a project that aims to build a multilingual and multicultural approach to architecture today. As a school with more than 81 nationalities, where more than 40 languages are spoken, the AA seeks to recognise the value of language in the production of space and ideas. Amongst exhibitions, seminars and bilingual publications, there will be a series of Juries in Translation taking place in the most widely spoken languages in the school, leading towards the production of a multilingual dictionary of architectural terms.

The project will be launched on November 19 at the annual AA Silver Gala, an event in our home in Bedford Square, London, which brings alumni, artists, architects and friends together to support AA Public Programmes and Publications. Tickets will be available in October from aaschool.ac.uk/silvergala
#ArchitectureinTranslation #AASilverGala

Other highlights from our Autumn programme include:

Open Seminars
Open to students across the school as well as the public at large, Open Seminars offer a focused space for discussion and debate around contemporary and urgent issues. 

Three Open Seminars run in parallel this Autumn: 
Mondays 6:30pm (AA Lecture Hall)  Plan the Planet organised by John Palmesino and Ann-Sofi Rönnskog (Territorial Agency / Diploma 4) with José Alfredo Ramirez (Landscape Urbanism), and Matilde Cassani and Silvana Taher (Experimental 11), brings together experts from across different disciplines to discuss the current ecological crisis in order to articulate new strategies, policies, relationships and spaces. 

Tuesdays 7:30pm (AA Lecture Hall) Evidentiary Aesthetics: Architectural Investigations into the Politics of Bodies with Eyal Weizman and Christina Varvia (Diploma 3) introduces the means and modes by which architecture—as a contemporary set of techniques and as a body of knowledge—can interrogate contemporary politics and conflict. 

Wednesdays 2pm (32 First Floor Back) Pier Vittorio Aureli and Maria S. Giudici (Diploma 14) discuss On the Origins of Capitalist Urban Space with the aim of building a genealogy of capitalism through the spaces it has produced. 

New Canonical Histories
Thursdays, 6:30pm in the AA Lecture Hall
The ongoing New Canonical Histories series continues, inviting architects, artists and theorists who provide new perspectives, modes of practice and tools to not only reimagine the past but also our future.

The full schedule of lectures is as follows: 
October 3 Elizabeth Diller
October 10 Pedro Ignacio Alonso & Hugo Palmarola
October 17 Sheng-Yuan Huang
October 24 Volkan Alkanoglu
November 7 Minsuk Cho
November 14 Tom dePaor in conversation with The Architectural Review
November 21 Nana Oforiatta Ayim
November 26 Ines Weizman
November 28 Samia Henni
December 5 The Office of Public & Cultural Diplomacy

Artists’ Talks with Parveen Adams
Fridays, 6:30pm in the AA Lecture Hall
As the Artists’ Talks enter their 15th year at the AA, Parveen Adams continues to invite influential figures within the art world who work spatially or across media. This year’s speakers include Revital Cohen & Tuur van Balen (25 October) and AA graduate Lawrence Lek (October 11). 

Experimental Methods Symposium
October 28-November 1
Experimental Methods is a week-long symposium where AA academic staff will present, discuss and debate their research methods, pedagogical models and practice. Each day of the symposium will close with a keynote who will draw together the strands of discussion from the day and speak about how experimentation in architecture has evolved and is redefining the discipline today. The week culminates in an Open Jury where students across the school present their work to a panel of invited critics.

All events are free and open to everyone. For the full calendar of events please visit our website or sign up to our newsletter to receive more information.

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