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
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
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 ..
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
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.
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 .
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…….
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.
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 , ?
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.
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
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