Wednesday 25 November 2020

AALAWuN manifest 09 AAmothership

manifest 09 AAmothership

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with thanks to Quentin Martin, Yijun Huang, Sabrina Blakstad, Photios Demetriou, Leslaw Skrzypiec, Kacper Stawiarski, Ebere Nwosu, Hiroe Shigemitsu, Daniel Koruma, Roberta Jenkins, Syed Waji, Chonk, Roman and Philip(Dip9) ,Tamir Aharoni, Leo (Dip14), Ilia Var, Zhuo Chen, Damnoen Techamai, Sharif and Khalad (Dip13)  


Perhaps one should try to imagine a glass exchange … the Farnsworth House with its walls in stained glass and Kings College Chapel with Mies’s planar glazing .

Did those impoverished modernists only see glass as a way of erasing architecture .. to reduce the building to eventually little more than a reflection and  with mirror glass a literal reflection  .

Others knowing that life is just a cloud wanted architecture to be more that a mist on an autumn  morning . Something to resist the nature of a fleeting life , architecture as a form of resistance ?

Our screens shine at us , yet the colours are opaque .

But the sun shines on us through the glass .

The stained glass window of the cathedral does not allow us to look out it suggests we look in wards . The colours of the glass have complex symbolic meanings . They can be read in a very literal sense and their colours unlike the colors on our screens have a very physical presence .

Can we imagine the windows of the AA in stained glass then imagine them dissolved by planar glazing ? Or constantly changing coulored glass images on the occupants projected by the sun on the AA's white walls ? 

The colurs of the glass compete with the colours on your screen b ut the one shines on you and the other at you ?


Tuesday 17 November 2020

AALAWuN manifest08 AAmothership


 manifest08 AAmothership


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with thanks to Samy Hedin, Rozhana Azra, Leslaw Skrzypiec, Luisa Pires, Kacper Stawiarski, Ebere Nwosu, Hiroe Shigemitsu, Daniel Koruma, Yoav Carmon, Daria Nepop, Danya Gittler, Sabrina Blakstad, Gary Woodley, Syed Waji, Natalia Charogianni and Aretousa,
Ziyi Yaun (dip7), Charles Dib, Roman,Roman&Ting (dip9), Daphna (ex16 3rd year)


Dear Mothership, 

I have sent you a Leaf Letter…. and it should be on its way to you. I originally planned to send it via Postman Robin, as Little Grey Rabbit, Hare and Squirrel always do. But, not finding any good oak-leaves, I am using plane leaves, which seem too big and unwieldy for Postman Robin to deliver. So, as you can see, I put it in my high street post box. I trust the Royal Mail will deliver it to you safely?

Best wishes, Sabrina





Wednesday 11 November 2020

AALAWuN manifest07 AAmothership


manifest07 AAmothership


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With thanks to Luisa Pires, Shin Egashira, Hiroaki Yamone, Riad Yassine, Leslaw Skrzypiec, Kacper Stawiarski, Ebere Nwosu, Hiroe Shigemitsu, Daniel Koruma,  Hannah from SED Graduate Programme, Sheer Gritzerstein, Yoav Carmon, Shatanik Mandal, Mu from Diploma 4, Aibee from SED Graduate Programme, George from PHD Programme, Ilia Var,  Aditi from Housing Graduate Programme, Daria Nepop,  Tamir Aharoni, Rozhana Azra, Toby Chai and Dino....

Here is the recording of the rooms. I did it in the bathroom at Liverpool Street hope it is ok... It is quieter than the station... Let me know if you want a different recording. Best luisa 


Tuesday 3 November 2020

AALAWuN manifest06 AAmothership

 manifest06 AAmothership


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with thanks to Toby Chai and Dinosaur, Roberta Jenkins and Ernest, Rozhana Azra, Natalia Charogianni, Aretousa and Filoumeni, Leslaw Skrzypiec, Kacper Stawiarski, Damnoen Techamai, Ebere Nwosu, Hiroe Shigemitsu, Luisa Pires, Daniel Koruma, Maciej Koprak, Anita Pfautsch, Spike Chen, Michael Wedgwood, Shin Egashira, Dariya Nepop, Ana Chantarasak, Quentin Martin



I always wondered, what is the world, what constitutes the world?

There is no definition of what that is:

is it like human society

is it like the universe

is it planet earth

what is the world?

It is the most abstract thing ever.