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AA Women in Architecture 1917-2017

As part of the celebrations to mark the centenary of women’s admission to the Architectural Association (AA) School, an exhibition, ‘AA Women in Architecture 1917-2017’ runs until 9 December 2017.

Curated by Elizabeth Darling and Lynne Walker, the exhibition has been designed by Eva Jiricna and Georgina Papathanasiou and is accompanied by the release of the book AA Women in Architecture 1917-2017.

The story of women at the Architectural Association is at once the history of women’s presence within a particular educational institution, a history of women’s presence within the architectural profession and part of the history of twentieth century architecture in both Britain and the wider world.

The exhibition explores this story, beginning in 1917 – the first year the AA admitted women students – and details the practices, collaborations, politics and networks that were not only kindled by their education but have shaped AA itself. Projects range from the first building designed by AA women – a village hall in Sussex – to recent projects by Amanda Levete Architects and Zaha Hadid’s longstanding relationship with the school.

AA Women in Architecture 1917-2017
Architectural Association
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES

Exhibition open Monday to Friday 10am–7pm & Saturdays 10am-5pm

Architectural Association: Website

Image: Grand Buildings Trafalgar Square (diptych). Zaha Hadid Architects’ 1985 proposal to recapture one of London’s most renowned public spaces, exploring the dynamism of an inter-connected urban landscape.