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  • Lecture hosted by Informal Cities Cluster and Housing & Urbanism Mukesh Metha Open to all AA studentsWednesday 26 October, 6.30Lecture Hall (tbc)Mukesh Metha is an architect and entrepreneur who has been working on rural development and slum rehabilitation projects including the prestigious Dharavi Redevelopment Project (Mumbai), one of Asias largest and most notorious slums. The discussion will focus on the Slum Free Cities initiative in India.

    Intermediate Unit 1 Lecture Series Jason GriffithsBone Yard Foreclosure Open to all AA studentsThursday 27 October, 1.00 32 Second Floor BackJason Griffiths will discuss failures of suburban development in Phoenix, Arizona and beyond. Led by Mark Campbell and Stewart Dodd, Inter 1 has been preoccupied with desolate USA towns, cities and landscapes. This year the unit continues the theme, visiting failed housing projects in Phoenix and Californias Miracle in the Desert, the Salton Sea. See Lecture and Book Launch below

    Lecture and Book LaunchJason GriffithsManifest Destiny: A Guide to the Essential Indifference of American Suburban HousingThursday 27 October, 6.00 Lecture HallManifest Destiny is about the contradic-tory dream of manufactured suburban America. It presents a first-hand account of ordinary houses, first photographed in 2003 during a road trip across the US. The book winner of a DAM award at the Frankfurt Book Fair presents a compromised view of a bucolic world full of perfect homes. Despite this abject and at times empty picture Manifest Destiny suggests a place of tragic beauty and the enduring, strange allure of the Arcadian dream. Jason Griffiths is a partner in Gino Griffiths architects and works in the American southwest. His multidiscipli-nary approach to architecture includes working on competitions, buildings, furniture, writing and photography. He has won many international awards and has exhibited and published widely. Built work includes The Lowest House in the Mojave Desert, Siouxland Transit Bus Stops and Scottsdale Arts Camera Obscura. He has taught and lectured in Europe, the US and Mexico. See ginogriffiths.com

    Thrilling Wonder Stories 3Friday 28 October, 12.00 Created by Liam Young (AA Unknown Fields Division and Tomorrows Thoughts Today) and Geoff Manaugh (BLDG-BLOG), in association with Studio-X NYC and Popular Science We have always regaled ourselves with speculative stories of a day yet to come. In these polemic visions we furnish the fictional spaces of tomorrow with objects and ideas that also chronicle the contradictions, inconsistencies, flaws and frailties of the everyday. Slipping suggestively between the real and the imagined, these narratives offer a view from which to survey the consequences of various social, environmental and technological scenarios. Thrilling Wonder Stories chronicles such tales in a sci-fi storytelling jam with musical interludes, live demonstrations and illustrious speakers from the fields of science, art and technology present-ing their visions of the near future. Join our ensemble of mad scientists, literary astronauts, design mystics, graphic cowboys, mavericks, visionaries and luminaries for an evening of wondrous possibilities and dark cautionary tales.See thrillingwonderstories.co.uk, twitter: @wonderstories #tws3, tomorrowsthoughtstoday.com

    AA Archives Opening PartyWednesday 2 November, 5.007.00 Members and students are invited to celebrate the reopening of the Archives in its new home in 32 Bedford Square.

    Saturday Members Morning: Gallery TalksGod & Co: Franois Dallegret Beyond the Bubble Gallery, Saturday 5 November 11.00Alessandra Ponte (University of Montreal), Laurent Stalder (ETH, Zurich) and Thomas Weaver (AA) will hold an informal conversation and exhibition tour alongside Franois Dallegret himself. All welcome.

    Members Building Visit: One New Change, London EC4Friday 18 November, 1.45Free event; please RSVP by emailing events@aaschool.ac.uk

    Venice Biennale Trip for MembersFriday 25 to Sunday 27 November; cost 325The last chance to visit the 54th International Art Exhibition the trip comprises entry to Biennale sites, three roundtable events, accommodation at the Fondazione Cini on the island of San Giorgio Maggiore and an evening meal with the group. Speakers include: Bice

    Curiger, Hans Ulrich Obrist, Germano Celant, Paolo Baratta, Diana Baldon, Giovanni Carmine and Okwi Enwezor.To book a place, please email events@aaschool.ac.uk

    V&A Postmodernism: style and subversion 19701990Wednesday 23 November, 8.3010.00 Private early-morning tour with Glenn Adamson, exhibition curator

    For full details of all membership events, see aaschool.ac.uk/membership/benefits/events.php

    Exhibitions are open to Wednesday 26 October, Monday to Friday 10.007.00, Saturday 10.005.00

    Double or Nothing 51N4E AA GalleryDouble or Nothing, curated by French architectural critic Dominique Boudet. presents the architectural and spatial projects of Brussels-based 51N4E. Double or Nothing from AA Publications, is available at 25.

    Visions of the Future Diploma Honours StudentsAA BarDiploma Honours is the highest award the AA can bestow on a student. Visitors can explore work across issues as diverse as the legacy of gold mining within Aboriginal homelands and managing Europes population.

    AA PrizewinnersFront Members RoomAA student work is the schools greatest asset and the AA awards celebrate achievement in work ranging from outstanding writing to technical projects.

    Tracer FireJoel NewmanBack Members RoomThis installation piece explores the juxtaposition of the beauty and violence of ballistic weapons and the highly wrought nature of their machinery.

    God & Co: Franois Dallegret Beyond the Bubble, curated by Alessandra Ponte, Laurent Stalder and Thomas WeaverArchizines, curated by Elias RedstonePrivate views: Friday 4 November Exhibitions are open Saturday 5 November to Wednesday 14 DecemberNetworks, curated by Francisco Gonzles di Canales

  • Private view: Friday 18 November Exhibition open Saturday 19 November to Wednesday 14 December See next weeks Events List for full details or go to www.aaschool.ac.uk/exhibitions

    British Summertime EndsPlease remember to turn clocks back by one hour at 2.00am on Sunday 30 October. The clocks will go back to 1.00am as British Summer Time is over.

    Student Meetings with Brett SteeleIntermediate and Diploma studentsMonday 24 October, 1.00 Rear Second Presentation SpaceFoundation and First Year studentsTuesday 25 October, 1.00 Rear Second Presentation SpaceGraduate School studentsWednesday 26 October, 1.00 Lecture Hall AA Film Club @ AA Cinema Wednesday 26 October, 6.00 Pascal Schnings Choice: films, where you remember the lead music forever Once Upon a Time in the West

    Library Tutorials, Autumn TermPlease sign up in advance for tutorials on Wednesdays at 10.30, at the issue desk or email library@aaschool.ac.ukFor a library tutorial related to the work of your unit or course, please contact Hinda Sklar at hsklar@aaschool.ac.uk

    Graduate Plagiarism LectureFleur RothschildFriday 28 October, 9.30 Second Floor Rear Presentation RoomThe course is compulsory for all new Graduate students, and open to all Graduate School students. The course aims to help students to recognise what is expected when they are asked to produce an extended written analysis in a UK academic context. Dr Fleur Rothschild helps to devise strategies for developing coherent discussions by adopting a structured, progressive approach to writing. The course considers the importance of incorporat-ing evidence and alternative points of view, and of acknowledging these through use of bibliography and referencing systems.

    Advance Notice Open Week Complementary Studies Monday 31 October to Friday 4 NovemberAll HTS, TS, MS, PP/Third Year and FP/Fifth Year courses are suspended in this week to allow for participation in Open Week activities, resuming in Week 7.

    10.00 TS Diploma CourseStudies in Advanced Structural Design Compression and tension structuresEmanuele Marfisi 37 FFF

    10.30 Sustainable Environmental Design (SED)Phase I StudioProgramme Staff SED Studio

    11.30 HTS Diploma CourseThe Independent Group Playtime: This is Tomorrow (Whitechapel Art Gallery, 1956) Victoria Walsh 37 FFF

    11.30 Housing & UrbanismHugo Hinsley, Nick BullockShaping the Modern City H&U Studio

    1.00 Brett Steele Student Meeting Intermediate/Diploma students 36 SFB

    2.00 Housing & Urbanism Cities in a Transnational World Jorge Fiori H&U Studio

    2.00 Spatial Performance & Design (AAIS)33 FFF

    2.00 HTS Diploma CourseDesign Infrastructures Formalising Interactivity and Process-Maria Fedorchenko 37 FFF

    4.00 SEDDoing ResearchSimos Yannas 36 SFB

    5.30 SEDSustainable CommunityPhillip Tabb 36 SFB

    10.00 HTS First YearCanonical Comparisons: Florence Duomo / Monadnock Building ChicagoChris Pierce, Brett Steele with Mollie Claypool, Emma Jones, Alison Moffett and Zaynab Dena Ziari 36 SFBSeminars also take place in NJR and SJR

    10.00 TS Diploma CourseEnergy Performance of Buildings Natural Energy Sources and ForcesMohsen Zikri 37 FFF

    10.30 History & Critical ThinkingNarratives of Modernity Marina Lathouri33 FFF

    11.30 HTS Diploma CourseThe History of HomecomingThe Homecoming and the Return as a Figure of Knowledge Mark Cousins 37 FFF

    1.00 Brett Steele Student Meeting Foundation/First Year students 36 SFB

    1.00 Media Studies First YearLife DrawingTrevor Flynn 33 GFB

    1.00 A&U (DRL)Design as Research Rob Stuart Smith Lecture Hall

    2.00 Media Studies First YearPeripheral Landscapes: Sue Barr NJRTranslation Object to Drawing: Shin Egashira 33 FFBLife Moments: Elif Erdine 32 SFBInformation Design: Heather Lyons 39 FFFMateriality of Colour: Anton