Visions of the Future: Architectural Association School of Architecture's Summer Exhibition Opens
- 17 June – 9 July, Architectural Association School of Architecture, 36 Bedford Square,
London, WC1B 3ES -
- FREE major public summer exhibition from one of the world’s best architecture schools – alumni include Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Lord Rogers, Will Alsop -
- The work of 650 students showcases some of the most radical and experimental thinking in architecture and cultural enquiry today -
- Experience FORMAT – a live magazine created through a free series of events and talks exploring the shape of discourse from the magician, librarian and philosopher -
The Architectural Association School of Architecture’s PROJECTS REVIEW summer exhibition offers an unprecedented opportunity to see the past year’s work of 650 students at the world’s most international school of architecture. Entrance is Free. (Opening times below).
[Press Preview: Friday 17 June at the ARCHITECTURAL ASSOCIATION SCHOOL OF ARCHITECTURE, 36 Bedford Square, London, WC1B 3ES, from 10:30hrs to 13:00hrs. RSVP to Susannah Glynn - email firstname.lastname@example.org / phone 020 7221 7883. Charles Tashima, AA School Academic Head and students available for interview.]
Since 1847 the AA School has been forming future leaders of architecture and design worldwide. Projects Review is an opportunity to see architecture’s future in its most compelling and unexpected form – in the drawings, models, designs and minds of an emerging generation today.
Hundreds of drawings, models, installations and photographs will be on display in a series of large galleries within the AA’s Georgian buildings alongside large 1:1 working prototypes, interactive media and even performances; all of which provide a snapshot of the latest thinking, experimentation and invention underway within one of the world’s most famous schools of architecture.
Brett Steele, Director, AA School said: “At the AA School, architecture is pursued as a form of cultural knowledge, learning and enquiry. Year-long design projects and portfolios are the focus of each and every student, design unit and creative programme. At the AA we believe that truly great schools don’t just nurture and support architectural talent: they build audiences for the new ideas, out of which new architectural ideas, visions and talent emerge. The AA remains committed to building this audience and promoting architecture world-wide in the 21st Century, the forward edge of culture, practice and learning.”
Format: 28 June – 11 July.
The AA School’s renowned Public Programme continues through the summer in the form of FORMAT; a new, ‘live magazine’ looking at what shapes discourse and culture today. Organised by Shumon Basar FORMAT explores all aspects of discourse from the world of magic and misdirection to philosophy and even the perils of PowerPoint. Talks and timings at: http://format.aaschool.ac.uk [A full release on Format will be issued soon. Contact email@example.com / phone 020 7221 7883 for more information]
Project Review website: http://projectsreview2011.aaschool.ac.uk
Exhibition Dates: Saturday 18 June to Saturday 9 July 2011
Opening times: Monday to Friday 10am – 7pm; Saturday 18 June 1pm – 5pm; Saturday 25 June, 2, 9 July 10am – 5pm
Honours Students and Pictures
AA Diploma Honours awards and special prizes will be announced on 17 June. Images and details of this work will be announced then. Images will be available to download from: http://bit.ly/ih84cH
For further information please contact Susannah Glynn at Kallaway on email firstname.lastname@example.org telephone 020 7221 7883
Notes to Editors
The Architectural Association School of Architecture is the world’s most renowned international and influential school of architecture. Since 1847, The AA has pioneered a belief in architecture as a profession, culture and a unique form of human enquiry. The School has for decades been home to students and teachers who have gone on to become worldwide leaders of architecture and share creative ideas.
AA School alumni include Zaha Hadid, Rem Koolhaas, Lord Rogers, Will Alsop, Cedric Price and many others. Through its unique, year-long, unit based system of teaching, direct intervention in cities and its intensively collaborative team based approach to learning, the School brings together disconnected worlds, fresh ideas and inspiring insights. The AA School is celebrated worldwide as an imaginative setting for architectural culture.
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