Thursday, 19 October 2017

Monday, 16 October 2017

AALAWuN - channel pavilion - meet 02

channel pavilion notes from 13th October 2017

                                       things discussed 

next meeting

all welcome

Monday, 9 October 2017

AALAWuN Channel Pavilion - meet

AALAWuN channel pavilion
 (first 2017/2018) meeting Friday 6th October 2017

subjects/proposals discussed:

Flower Show ( arranged, displayed ) - Sean and Pati

Bring flowers into the AA work / small individual & bigger collective arrangements ( perhaps sculptures?) formal and political structures placed around the school as points of discussion/conversation triggers.
I like the idea because it sound totally unpromising – David Greene
To be discussed further at next meeting. (TBDFANM)

Short walks – Andreea (tutors do a ‘field trip’ in the city- Ryan)
As so much unit work is aimed at sights outside central London, hold informal walks lead by tutors or students perhaps pointing out favourite/most ugly building etc – engaged in the context of London.

Staff Crits – Theo, Jumanah

crits/jury with tutors. Open to all students to perhaps prize open a different kind of debate between students and staff. Also interesting to hear a tutor give a brief biography.
NB: Important that students set the rules for inviting the tutors proposals for this to be discussed at next meeting.
- a list of 5 names of possible tutors to invite were made by the students attending, most requested names will be presented at next meeting.

Pavilion – Fai, Esther and Lior Ramon - inter 10
proposal that their pavilion accommodates LAWuN activities in some way – crits/flower show/presentations etc?

Other subjects raised:

Bar - A case should be made for the Bar Walls to be the domain of the students for a rolling, constantly changing cycle of information, opinion and work. LAWuN will check availability beginning in December after current exhibition.

Pub Quiz – Architectural Pub Quiz planned for just before Christmas.... Teams/Questions/ Decoration

Publication Worksop – One day intensive workshop on drawing up, compiling and editing a Channel Pavilion newspaper.- some questions and student concerns to be addressed: Is and if so, how is Community understood beyond the now? What I want/what I do – want and legacy. Experimentation, is it still relevant at the AA , The Unit System. What are the wider implications of being unassessed?

Hooke Park Visit : LAWuN is planning a day visit to the site in the next month – Martin Self and Staff will give us a tour of the whole site – not just the workshop area. Put down your power tools it's time for flora fauna and forest

Scrap Books : important request that all interested feel free to add to the scrap book located in channel pavilion room – next to Dip13 graduate corridor . This will be a big part of the Channel Pavilion project so the more cross sections of opinion, question and design from across the school and beyond, the better.

NB – Please note due to Lunchtime series of lectures our meeting has been put back to 1:30pm -Fri 13th Oct.
Please meet then in Channel Pavilion HQ – Next to Dip 13 Graduate corridor.


Wednesday, 4 October 2017

AALAWuN - an appropriate place for a fire?

Dear A , we trust you have had time now to consider our suggestion for an AALAWuN page in the prospectus ,we would appreciate an update on the progress regarding our submission.
If there is more space we attach some further text which could augment the 'advert'.
Hope you had a good weekend .
B and C

Dear B,
Thanks for your note. What you sent is very interesting but wasn’t what I had asked for at all, and so the designers are trying to find a way to make the image work. The text you have just provided is actually what I asked for, and so now we will try to find a balance.
Best wishes,

Hello C , would like to send this to A.. but won't
Dear A , thank you for your comments but i think we have a different view of what the prospectus is for and the form it should take .. we assume it is to reflect and communicate the values and pedagogical strategies of the teaching staff at the AA to a potential student audience .. surely the purpose of good creative graphic design is to support the content .. the AA is a very rich and varied mix , one would presume that the concept for the prospectus should be able to include the varied demands of a demanding and individualistic body of staff . it is not the tutor's job to fit onto the print studio's rules ....

Craig Mitchell thank you for the photos

Monday, 4 September 2017

LAWuN - Channel Pavilion

*special thanks to Josh Harskamp and Laurence Lumley
for collaborative drafting of Channel Pavilion text