( this is just a listing/reminder, please proceed to the Architecture section for the feature article)
ARCHITECTURE AS EXPERIMENTATION: AA PROJECTS REVIEW EXHIBITION, 2010
PRIVATE VIEW FRIDAY 25 JUNE
EXHIBITION RUNS TO SATURDAY 17 JULY, MONDAY–FRIDAY 10.00–7.00, SATURDAY 10.00–3.00
Bedford Square25.06.2010 – 17.07.2010
The AA School’s annual summer exhibition will display both the year’s work of this highly international school of architecture and its new Bedford Square campus, featuring the buildings and spaces acquired by the school this year as the foundation for the next phase in the life of the AA. For 2010 the exhibition has been curated so that each of the two dozen rooms comprising Projects Review in the AA’s Georgian buildings will highlight a pair of independent design units or programmes shown alongside one another, in contrast or in conversation.
In the main AA Gallery a salon will provide an overview of the exhibition and an orientation point for the entire school. Here the work of AA students is introduced as well as the AA’s renowned Public Programme of cultural events that during this academic year has brought hundreds of visiting architects, scholars, critics, artists, engineers and others to Bedford Square as part of its series of events focused on contemporary architectural culture.
Hundreds of drawings, models, installations and photographs will be displayed alongside larger-scale 1:1 working prototypes, interactive media and even performances, all of which provide a snapshot of the latest thinking, experimentation and invention underway within the AA School of Architecture. Following in the footsteps of Cedric Price, Richard Rogers, Archigram, Rem Koolhaas, Zaha Hadid, Will Alsop and other architectural leaders worldwide who have passed through the Architectural Association, Projects Review 2010 is an opportunity to see the architectural future at the AA yet again, in its most compelling and unexpected form – in the drawings, models and designs of today’s emerging generation.
(ref: AA School of Architecture)