Wednesday 21 July 2021

AALAWuN rehearsedAGM17.07.2021



with thanks to Lucy Moroney, Luisa Pires, Rajwant Kaur Singh, Leszek Skrzypiec, Tamir Cohen Aharoni


Poor old George , lets hope there is a Teddy Heaven ... have you designed a tomb for him ? 

In a 1910 essay, Architecture, Loos wrote that "...only a very small part of architecture belongs to the realm of art: The tomb and the monument"... but Pallidio said that about 5oo years earlier ,   A Teddy monument  ? ...attached some teddies relaxing in Hackney ..... David Greene

I think his eulogy would read something like:

George has been beloved and carefully handled during his time....... Maybe his new configuration will open up a new london garden adventure.  I don't think he's quite ready for the tomb though. - Lucy Moroney



Tuesday 20 July 2021

AALAWuN smokeLess AAmothership



(A 1-minute audio postcard) 

audio: Tamir Cohen Aharoni - "A 1-minute audio postcard in how i stopped smoking. I hope you enjoy it. Tamir"

 film: "no one is sure of the authorship of the 'Killing Machine".. .. perhaps all one cojld say .. "Killing Machine " Oxford Brookes Architecture Dept' author unknown"

Wednesday 14 July 2021

AALAWuN rioRwindow



Casa Das Canoas - will go 
Museo do Amanha - will go 
Modern Art Museum gardens - will go 
Ministry of Health and Education - Capanema will try to go 
Mendes de Moraes - Pedregulho - will try to go 


Wednesday 7 July 2021

AALAWuN agm No.07 - 03.07.2021


AALAWuN agm No.07 [layers]  

Many thanks Luisa Pires, Raha Farazmand, Kiril Kuzmanov


Sunday 27 June 2021

AALAWuN address to an empty BuILDING AAmothership


address to an empty BuILDING 


with thanks to Rozhana Azra (eye in the sky), Zhou Chen (Spike), Luisa Pires, Leo Sun, Sally Stott, Cong Ding, Ebere Nwosu, Syed Waji, Daniel Koruma, Alex Nikolov, Boris Nikolov, Theo Spyropoulos,Selina Zhang, Hari Saminathan Simone Piccoli.....


Tuesday 22 June 2021

AALAWuN search the Birch AAmothership


Leszek's Birch Water  

with thanks to Leslaw Skrzypiec, Mariusz Stawiarski, Gregory Korcel, Syed Waji, Quiddale O'sullivan and Kluseczka (19 year old dog)


I'm glad that you like video instruction of tapping birch tree.

 I drunk so much of that sap over Easter 

that it feels like my whole body is cleansed and my soul is pure again."



Tuesday 1 June 2021

AALAWuN PRoPoSE AAmothership



with thanks to Zhuo Chen, Cong Ding Leszek Skrzypiec, Selina Zhang, Hariharasudhan Saminathan, Sophie Leigh, Luisa Pires 



AALAWuN responds to anything that is put in front of it .

Probing and asking questions in an informal ongoing context

Augmenting unassessed student driven projects .

As a response to the current conditions of the AA ,a globally dispersed  community, AALAWuN sees the silent buildings in the square as a mothership , and has a weekly blog  documenting  constructed situations in the square informed by transmissions to  the mother ship in the form of 2min. audio postcards from members of the absent crew .



This large poster expresses the open ended  working method of LAWuN , it is not a collage , more of an evolving ,unfolding accumulation by different  people at different times that is definitively neither complete or incomplete , at this point  it is also a proposition to ask what future do you want for the AA  and to consider it as a design project  in which managerial protocols serve the  ideas , concepts for a new AA  ?

The many synonyms for the word proposition  describe the design process, theory , idea , premise, postulation , concept

This poster is  a landscape in a state of continuous erosion and additions , nevertheless it is essentially a proposition , for an evolving year’s work whose subject is the AA  ..



Wednesday 19 May 2021

AALAWuN aAproposition AAmothership


          with thanks to Luisa Pires, Hiroko Umezawa, Elizaveta Trofimova,

   Rada Stilianova, Alex and Boris Nikolov, Zhuo Chen, Leo Sun,

 Selina Zhang, Hariharasudhan Saminathan, Sophie Leigh, Leszek Skrzypiec


A design is in many aspects a complex proposition,
 a list of similar words to proposition provided by Oxford Languages Could be a description of the many aspects of the design process
Perhaps the AA should see the search for a way to negotiate the opportunities now provoked by new media and the forced dispersal of its population as design project , a project to redesign a new AA.
 Presently the discussions seem to concentrate on managerial matters , important as they are we suggest they should be in the service of an idea , an argument , a premise in this case a theory about the role and learning strategies in a post Zoom AI culture. 
Nothing should be excluded , everything should be questioned .


Friday 14 May 2021

AALAWuN paradise postpostcard lost&found AAmothership


 paradise postpostcard lost&found


eddit also available here on BitChute


With thanks to Ed Bottoms ( AA Archives) Thank you Irenee Scalbert, actually recording on QuickTime player is really easy , has to be for the likes of me... But you could pen a few words and I could read them but regrettably not in your luxurious voice ... Lovely painting , didn't know you like cricket , Ed Bottoms is a great fan and quite a good player too…… Thank you Zhuo Chen, Leo Sun, Selina Zhang, Hariharasudhan Saminathan, Sophie Leigh, Leszek Skrzypiec, Luisa Pires, Hiroko Umezawa, Elizaveta Trofimova…….





Thursday 29 April 2021

AALAWuN blankpostcard tothe Mothership



eddit also available here on BitChute


 with thanks Zhuo Chen, Leo Sun. Sabrina Blakstad, Kai Peters, Sally Stott, Selina Zhang, Hariharasudhan Saminathan, Sophie Leigh, Ed Bottoms, Leszek Skrzypiec


   AALAWuN AGM (village people) photo by Kai Peters


By the way you thought that a fold was just a fold didn't you ..not for Deleuze 
He also interprets the world as a body of infinite folds that weave through compressed time and space.

So much for A sizes 







Tuesday 13 April 2021

AALAWuN postAuDIOcard010 AAmothership


random white/pink noise 


eddit also available here on bitchute


Three audio postcards to the mothership from Australia , the Wilderness and Japan Professor Emeritus Sand Helsel. AA Diploma 1981, Invisible University Provost and Hiroaki Yamane Experimental 5



I’ve just realised I am sending you 3 mins of white noise. 

Didn’t occur to me at the time, but I find it amusing.       

 love Sand


Quarantina is Italian for forty , Forty days the period of lent , Forty days the time incoming ships to Venice used to have to quarantine . Apollo astronauts spent 21 days in quarantine on their return  to earth due to the fear of Moon Plague .Quarantine has its architectural legacy , the architecture of disease ? The Lazzaretto Vecchio in Venice , New York's North Brother Island Imprisonment ?   Apollo's trailer home ? Sme  like the Lazzaretto in Dubrovnik  have become Arts Complexes , a kind of  aesthetic quarantine ? Mostly now quarantine is  privatised in hotels with guards /.At last quarantine can now be seen as an industry .Architects , engineers , researchers , drug manufacturers can    Yet none of this can conceal the fear  of death . Moon Plague , Covid , ? 




Monday 5 April 2021

AALAWuN MINuSPLuS AAmothership


(london pastoral) 


 eddit also available here on BitChute


Wan Xuan Cheah is a student in Experimental 5, her postcard includes snippets from daily routines. Theo Spyropoulos of Minimaforms reads from Philip Roth ,American Pastoral ( The American Trilogy. #1) - a poetic reading; a reminder of the importance of getting it wrong.



LAWuN screen print an A1 Wan Xuan Cheah shadow location snapshot to the Roth rhythm . ... A process which reminds us of the virtues and possibilities of a lack of precision.

Tuesday 30 March 2021

AALAWuN BLANKpostcard AAmothership


BLANKpostcard: nothing

eddit also available here on BitChute

Here is the Sam Jacob's text scanned from page B36 from his thoughtful contribution to LAWuN Project 19  (published in 2008 ( think ?)  , his piece was titled 'The Big Nothing , An Exit Strategy For Architecture ".. 


I also attach a scan of my notes for the nano- rant ,ad libbed ,on postcards, evidence of a confused mind !  . PLease note they were written on a template for the year book


Sunday 21 March 2021

AALAWuN postAuDIOcard07 AAmothership



                             eddit also available here on Bitchute


 with thanks to Simon Taylor, Efe Gole. Luisa Pires, Sally Stott, Simone Piccoli, Mariusz Stawiarski, Gregory Korcel, Syed Waji, Daniel Koruma, Ebere Nwosu, Leslaw Skrzypiec