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Architectural Association School of Architecture

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Unique, dynamic, independent and international, the Architectural Association School of Architecture was originally set up in 1847 as a public forum and learned society, in/famously founded by 'a pack of troublesome students'. The AA is much more than the UK's oldest school of architecture; the school is the nexus of a global conglomeration of contemporary architectural culture, as well as its pasts. The AA’s incarnations include:
• a professional association;
• a vibrant membership organisation comprising more than 3000 members;
• a registered charity;
• AA Publications, publisher of books and journals;
• AA Bookshop, one of London’s leading architectural booksellers;
• a high-profile public events programme, including a wealth of exhibitions, lectures, symposia, seminars, conversations, research clusters and visits; and
• a renowned architectural school based in London and worldwide.

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To all AA Staff, Students and Subscribing Members - if you haven't already, please vote on the changes to the AA Constitution - as outlined in the poster below, this is a critical time for the AA and it's important to make your voice count - use your vote for positive change! (Voting closes at 5.30pm on Thursday 23rd March).
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Peter Wylde - I've voted.
        
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Tony Fretton - FULLY BOOKED on 23 March 2017 at 18:00, AA Gallery. For more information visit AA website
Tony Fretton - FULLY BOOKED: James Gowan and Alvaro Siza: Housing and the City
        
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Third Year Previews.

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AA Archives: K. Ahari drawings from Hadid, Koolhaas, Zenghelis unit donated.
Kamiar Ahari has kindly donated two of his amazing 2.5m long drawings made in Diploma Unit 9, 1978-79. The unit, ran by Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis, was ‘concentrated on development of three categories of ‘modern textures’ that could respond to three urbanistic ‘crises’ in the European city’ (Projects Review 1978-79). The meticulously made drawings describe a hotel and a residential building in Bijlmermeer, modernist town in the Netherlands. It comprises of a plan and a beautiful axonometric drawing, mixing exterior and interior, a favoured projection technique in the unit. The design reveals a tension between a modernist repetition and Postmodern details, creating a sort of ‘welfare-state hedonism’.
Talia Davidi, March 2017
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Tina di Carlo on 21 March 2017 at 18:00, AA Gallery. For more information visit AA website
Tina di Carlo: James Gowan and Alvaro Siza: Housing and the City
        
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Lina Stergiou on 17 March 2017 at 14:00, MA HCT & PhD Seminar with Lina Stergiou . For more information visit AA website
Lina Stergiou : 1960s: ‘Avant-Garde’ Roots, Function. A Terminological Approach
        
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A conversation chaired by Robert Somol on 15 March 2017 at 17:30, University of Illinois at Chicago. For more information visit AA website
A conversation chaired by Robert Somol: Cedric Price Works 1952-2003: A Forward-Minded Retrospective – The Making of a Project
        
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THE (DIS)ENCHANTED SUBJECT OF ARCHITECTURE: BETWEEN NEOLIBERALISM AND NEOBAROQUE - History & Critical Thinking MA student Lennart Wolff reviews the Term 1 symposium for AA Conversations in which a group of theorists discussed the possibility of a critical architecture, and going beyond, to critique the very notions of critique itself.
THE (DIS)ENCHANTED SUBJECT OF ARCHITECTURE: BETWEEN NEOLIBERALISM AND NEOBAROQUE
        
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Asao Tokolo: TOKYO 2020 GAMES EMBLEMS DESIGN WINNER - AA Fifth Year Tané Kinch interviews the designer of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic logos on AA Conversations

As the design was for an international sports event that brings together countries from around the world, I wanted to express the concepts of “diversity” and “connection.” I combined different shapes that, at first glance, didn’t appear to be connected.
– Asao Tokolo, artist and winner of the 2020 Tokyo Games logo design
ASAO TOKOLO: TOKYO 2020 GAMES EMBLEMS DESIGN WINNER
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Janan Khan - any 3rd year student of architecture here ??????????????????
        
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oA- of alternative on 11 March 2017 at 12:00, The Doodle Bar, 60 Druid St, London SE1 2EZ. For more information visit AA website
oA- of alternative: <To be honest : A festival of truth>
        
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Argyris Angeli, Kyriaki Nasioula, Gesamtatelier on 11 March 2017 at 19:00, Michaelis Dance Theatre, University of Roehampton, London SW15 5PJ. For more information visit AA website
Argyris Angeli, Kyriaki Nasioula, Gesamtatelier: Ithaca: upon every arrival
        
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Join us on Friday 10 March at 6.30 pm in the AA Lecture Hall for An Evening of Cinematic Architecture - Remembering Pascal Schöning. With screenings of films made by the students of DIP3, and the premiere of the film "Without here and there" by Ron Kenley that looks at the life and work of Pascal from the objects in his home as well as the ideas, thoughts and memories of those closest to him, the evening is a chance to celebrate Pascal's life and to remember his contributions to the AA through his work with cinematic architecture. We hope to see you there!

The film below was taken by Valerie Bennett and Isabel Pietri of Pascal in Briey.
        
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Remembering Pascal Schöning: An Evening of Cinematic Architecture will be held in the AA Lecture Hall on 10 March 2017 from 18:30. For more information, please visit the AA website
Remembering Pascal Schöning: An evening of Cinematic Architecture
        
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AA Diploma and Graduate Students - apply now for 2016-17 Michael Ventris Award for Architecture and have the chance of winning £2,500 for a small, independent, innovative, project
in architecture. The deadline to apply is 24 March 2017. For more details, please visit: http://www.aaschool....ces.php?item=999
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Christoph a. Kumpusch will be launching his new book Detail Kultur on 09 March 2017 at 12:00pm in the AA Bookshop. For more information, please visit the AA website. (Please note the new time for this event)
Christoph a. Kumpusch : Detail Kultur
        

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