Visions of the Future: AA School Honours Students
1 – 26 October 2011, Front Members’ Room
Four AA School students graduating this year have joined luminaries such as Peter Ahrends and Sir Nicholas Grimshaw in receiving full Honours for their studies at the AA School. This accolade is the highest award the School can bestow on a student, recognising prestigious excellence and talent.
The exhibition enables visitors to explore the Honours work across issues as diverse as the legacy of gold mining within Aboriginal homelands, solutions to Haiti’s cholera epidemic, floating desert city tourist destinations and managing Europe’s population.
GOD & CO: Francois Dallegret Beyond The Bubble
5 November – 14 December 2011, AA Gallery
Francios Dallegret will open the show from 1830 - 2030hrs on 4 November
Dallegret, most famous for his work on ‘bubble houses’ was a leading architectural and design provocateur during 1960s and 1970s. Counting Reyner Banham, Andy Warhol, Roy Lichtenstein and Iris Clert as friends and collaborators, Dallegret’s creations fused the period’s pop art flair with his industrial drawing techniques, vivid imagination and an anarchic sense of fun. The exhibition provides the chance to meet Dallegret and explore his world and work including bubble housing, earth orbiting city space rockets, extraordinary astrological vehicles, drug store designs and even science-fiction westerns.
Curated by Elias Redstone
5 November – 14 December 2011, Front Members’ Room
Archizines showcases 60 architectural fanzines from 20 countries around the world and includes video interviews with their creators. From the photo-copied newsletter to beautifully bound magazines, each fanzine is a creative platform for the subject and the author. Together they provide a rich and unique window into how people relate to the spaces we inhabit. Each magazine will be on show, while their authors will be represented in video interviews talking about their work. Highlights include ‘Preston is my Paris’, ‘Spam in Chile’ and ‘Scapegoat in Canada’. Elias Redstone is a curator, writer and columnist. He curated ‘Emergency Exit’, Poland’s national pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale in 2010, he is columist for the ‘New York Times Design Blog’ and Editor in Chief of the ‘London Architecture Diary’.