preparation for the delightfully exciting week of events from the 15th
to the 22nd of November, we are requesting you fill out a super quick registration for m. In
additional to basic details, we would like for you to submit a quick
sketch of your proposal. It can be as elaborate or simple as you want,
and whether you follow through with it is up to you, however its useful
for us to have an idea of what may be created on the day! If you would like to have furtherengagement in the event, (for instance, leading an arrangement workshop, photographing it, or DJing at the party), please let us know.
You can find the form attached to this email or printed at reception. We ask you to please drop it off at reception, and for the digital sketchers, send it to us by email.
If you have any questions, suggestions, or concerns, please feel free to email us or approach us at school.
For those of you who don’t know what we look like, this is us at the top of the page
A flower doesn't love you or hate you, it just exists.
And like a flower, the AA flower show hopes to just exist.
It consists of:
a day of workshops (15th November)
as many arrangements we as a school can muster
a week long exhibition
a launch party
a post-florum and funeral
unassessed week of floral exuberance is brought to you in collaboration
with AALAWuN. While not completely briefless, any and all ideas are
welcome to the spectacle we hope this will be.
Through the workshops we hope to help realise and grow(pun!) your idea.
While not completely briefless, any and all ideas are welcome to the spectacle we hope this will be.
"Create a Language Using Flowers"
15th November will be a day of flower arrangement workshops conducted at the AA from 10am to 5pm.
These workshops will be conducted by artists, potters, architects and maybe even a florist.
The focus of the workshops will be on helping you actualise your ideal flower arrangement.
flowers and materials will be available for use. We will however need
you to bring your own vessel and any found objects you may want to
could be a great opportunity for the AA to engage more with the city
where it lives and breathes.
really do believe that the AA lacks on its connection with London,
and maybe some people see it as one of its strengths, but I do
believe that understanding the local context, engaging and working
with it is one our responsibilities as
thinkers/makers/designers/architects/urbanists / p e o p l e!
really think it would be nice to kick off with a walk lead by a
tutor, staff or colleague.
have assembled a list of tutors that I know from the different parts
of the school and can write emails to invite them. What do you think?
And we could discuss more this friday?
need to think when these walks could work - it could be Saturday
morning? Or weekdays afternoon? Or weekdays morning before 10?
weeks go by, we become busier and busier in school. I was thinking to
kick off with the first walk in two weeks time, so we have time to
make it visible to the school.
would great to have a really strong image for these walks -
physically and virtually!
would be nice to document the walk and the building or whatever is
being shown by the tutor/colleague and then publish a small zine
could aim and have 4 walks for this term 1 and all could culminate
with an open debate in january about its impact of these walks/
within the student body? There are 2 months until the end of term 1
which gives us 8 weeks to do these walks. I think if we already start
next week planning it and pressing the green button, 4 walks is a
has to be a free event - we will need small amount of money for
printing posters - membership office usually do walks around the city
but it is always ticketed
one hour walk - the meeting point could be the AA or another tube sta
are the conversations we would want to have in school? what themes to
themes would be interesting to explore? the city, buildings, high
streets, health system, housing, education, museums/galleries,
follies, archaeology, public/private spaces, media and technologies
guess tutors/colleagues will be happy to do this for free?
did speak with Shin about the walks and he said it would probably be
more interesting from his perspective if we do a joint walk with
let's say studios that share their sites in a certain geography of
London. For example inter5 with dip11. I guess it will be nice to see
tomorrow the list with all the units and where they base their sites
in London too. Shin also mentioned it might be interesting to invite
externals that do walks, he mentioned a stone tour exploring all the
different stones of London etc.
think I would much more enjoy if these walks would be walked by
people that work and study at the AA. So here is the list I have
assembled. I have also included admin and the director as David
suggested. There is an extended list as I was thinking maybe it's a
good way to check quickly who would like to walk these walks and also
it's an easy way to make this initiative visible too.
me know what you think.
Bontjes van Beek
van de Worp
week is from the 30th of October to the 3rd of November and it would
be great if one of the walks takes place then - I know quite a few
units are away then but maybe I can trace which ones will be in
London? So we know roughly that we can count on students.
will bring tomorrow some examples for the visual identity of the
Flower Show( arranged,
displayed ) - Sean and Pati
Bring flowers into
the AA work / small individual & bigger collective arrangements (
perhaps sculptures?) formal and political structures placed around
the school as points of discussion/conversation triggers.
I like the idea
because it sound totally unpromising – David Greene
To be discussed
further at next meeting. (TBDFANM)
Andreea (tutors do a ‘field trip’ in the city- Ryan)
As so much unit work
is aimed at sights outside central London, hold informal walks lead
by tutors or students perhaps pointing out favourite/most ugly building
etc – engaged in the context of London.
Staff Crits –
tutors. Open to all students to perhaps prize open a different kind
of debate between students and staff. Also interesting to hear a
tutor give a brief biography.
NB: Important that
students set the rules for inviting the tutors proposals for this to be discussed at next meeting.
- a list of 5 names
of possible tutors to invite were made by the students attending, most requested names will be presented at next meeting.
Pavilion – Fai, Esther and Lior Ramon - inter
proposal that their pavilion accommodates LAWuN
activities in some way –
crits/flower show/presentations etc?
Bar - A case should be
made for the Bar Walls to be the domain of the students for a
rolling, constantly changing cycle of information, opinion and work. LAWuN will check availability beginning in December after current exhibition.
Pub Quiz –
Architectural Pub Quiz planned for just before Christmas.... Teams/Questions/ Decoration
– One day intensive workshop on drawing up, compiling and editing a
Channel Pavilion newspaper.- some questions and student concerns to
be addressed: Is and if so, how is Community understood beyond the
now? What I want/what I do – want and legacy. Experimentation, is
it still relevant at the AA , The Unit System. What are the wider implications of being unassessed?
Hooke Park Visit :
LAWuN is planning a day visit to the site in the next month –
Martin Self and Staff will give us a tour of the whole site – not
just the workshop area. Put down your power tools it's time for flora
fauna and forest
Scrap Books :
important request that all interested feel free to add to the scrap
book located in channel pavilion room – next to Dip13 graduate
corridor . This will be a big part of the Channel Pavilion project so
the more cross sections of opinion, question and design from across
the school and beyond, the better.
NB – Please note
due to Lunchtime series of lectures our meeting has been put back to
1:30pm -Fri 13th Oct.
then in Channel Pavilion HQ – Next to Dip 13 Graduate corridor.
A , we trust you have had time now to consider our suggestion for an
AALAWuN page in the prospectus ,we would appreciate an update on the
progress regarding our submission.
there is more space we attach some further text which could augment
you had a good weekend .
for your note. What you sent is very interesting but wasn’t what I
had asked for at all, and so the designers are trying to find a way
to make the image work. The text you have just provided is actually
what I asked for, and so now we will try to find a balance.
C , would like to send this to A.. but won't
A , thank you for your comments but i think we have a different view
of what the prospectus is for and the form it should take .. we
assume it is to reflect and communicate the values and pedagogical
strategies of the teaching staff at the AA to a potential student
audience .. surely the purpose of good creative graphic design is to
support the content .. the AA is a very rich and varied mix , one
would presume that the concept for the prospectus should be able to
include the varied demands of a demanding and individualistic body of
staff . it is not the tutor's job to fit onto the print studio's