Celebrating the Architectural Association Archives’ first birthday in its new home at 32 Bedford Square, a Lecture and Open Evening is being held on 5th February.
Open Lecture: Brief Encounter: From Bedford Square to the Oscars. 5th Feb, AA Lecture Hall, No. 36, Bedford Square, 5pm.
For a period of approximately five years, from c1972-32, a succession of AA graduates embarked upon careers within the British Film Industry. Employed primarily as Art Directors, they dominated the field, setting new standards well into the 1950s, working with directors such as Hitchcock, Powell & Pressburger, David Lean. Lawrence Olivier and Joseph Losey. Using original archival material, this talk will trace their careers, examining the impact and the role of their architectural training at the AA.
Open Evening: AA Archives. 5th Feb, No. 32, Bedford Square, 6:30-9:00pm
A chance to further explore what is one of the most significant collections of original material related to the history of UK architectural education. Displayed within the Archives rooms will be some of the major new acquisitions received over the past 12 months, including the Otto Koenigsberger Archive and work by Peter Wilson (Bolles + Wilson), Robin Evans, Mehmet Konuralp, Bill Greensmith and Paul Shepheard.
More information about the Architectural Association Archives can be found on their website.