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Our Events

The events of the year are the driving motor of the development of the creativity and innovation within the programme and its participants. Through the overlap of the various disciplines these events are by default experimental, often unprecedented. During the year applied events form the framework of the creative process. For the events to take place in a professional, deliverable way each year is built upon a series of events, where each builds and extends upon the experiences of the previous one.

Highlights

Performance

404 Reading Club

15th March 2024, 4:00 pm

AAIS Studio,

36 Bedford Square,

London WC1B 3ES

This audience-participatory experimental work will break down the boundaries between reading and performance, creating a process of 'encryption' and 'decryption'. Through this process, it attempts to establish a potential connection between the audience that transcends the verbal, exploring the delicate relationship between authority and liberty, confinement and self-emancipation.
March 15, 2024 4:00 PM
Kailin Xu
Exhibition

Veiled Vows

13th March 2024, 1 - 6 pm

1 Montague St,

London WC1B 5BP

Happiness and sorrow coexist. This project utilizes metaphor-laden installation and interactive segments to guide participants through the complex emotions inherent in romantic relationships. How can I ensure that I will not renege on my vow? When receiving a declaration of love from my partner, am I hearing romantic phrases, the transient nature of words, the unpredictability of the future, or my partner's true sincerity?
March 13, 2024 1:00 PM
Danjing Yang
Performance

Veiled texture of shame

15th March 2024, 1:30 - 2 pm

AAIS Studio

Architectural Association

36 Bedford Square

London WC1B 3ES

“Veiled Texture of Shame” is an artistic investigation into the subtleties of interior human emotions. In this multi-media performance, each piece of bark, every thread, the surrounding net, video even the performer, would show the subtlety and complexity of internal emotions. From the bark’s fractures to the stitches’ mending, each step examines the shame that may arise when showcasing inner vulnerabilities and how this feeling manifests in the texture.
March 15, 2024 1:30 PM
March 15, 2024 2:00 PM
Zhan Lu
Performance

InnerPulse: A Wearable Exploration

13th March 2024, 5 -6 pm (private)

14th March 2024, 5 - 6 pm (public)

GroundBack in Montague Street,

London WC1B 5BP

In the delicate dance of life, each individual treads a path towards self-discovery, a journey of experimentation on the narrow lanes that unveil profound revelations.
March 13, 2024 5:00 PM
March 13, 2024 6:00 PM
Luoyi Xu
Academic
December

AAIS 2023-24

Architectural Association School of Architecture

"The Estranged Gaze of Compassion” The 2023-24 academic year at the Architectural Association Interprofessional Studio (AAIS) marks the culmination of the studio's “identity” series, focusing on the theme of "compassion." This year's overarching objective explores the methodology of "intellectual empathy." It researches and applies the concept of “alienating theatre,” drawing inspiration from the approach of Berthold Brecht.
December 16, 2023 9:00 AM
June 21, 2024 9:00 PM
Partida Performance as part of the AAIS 2023 “New Graces” Festival at the Teatro Aberto in Lisbon. Photo by Alexia Radounikli
Festival
January

रक़ीब; Raqeeb

29th January - 22nd March 2024

AAIS Studio

36 Bedford Square

London WC1B 3ES

Shoreditch Arts Club

6 Redchurch St

London E2 7DD

Warning. You might see men, women and such like creatures; of which we make anatomy. Symbols are these. Signs. We say no more. They are social adults being social adults. People, even wicked people are more naive and whole hearted than one generally assumes. We’re transgressive on purpose. … It is a bit weird but it works.
Eddie Farrell, Farah Aly
Exhibition
March

-Waiting- Watching

10th March 2024, 5:30- 9 PM (private event)

Aria One Six Eight

168 Upper Street

N1 1US Islington

March 10, 2024 5:30 PM
March 10, 2024 9:00 PM
Lin He
Performance
March

Threads of Transformation

12th March 2024, 6 PM  

AAIS STUDIO

36 Bedford Square

London WC1B 3ES 

 

"Threads of transformation" is a performance portraying the cyclical journey of personal growth. Featuring the seeker and obstructer, strings are utilized symbolically to illustrate the interplay between progress and obstacles in the transformative process, adding depth to the narrative through dynamic movement and spatial dynamics.
March 12, 2024 6:00 PM
Manasvi Rathore
Exhibition
March

Catalyst

14th March 2024

Envisioning an urban installation that weaves the magic of interactivity, transforming onlookers into artists. This visionary project democratizes creativity, ignites the imaginative spirit, and knits communities closer. It reimagines public spaces as dynamic canvases for collective expression and cultural exchange, breathing life into their very heart.
Neha Bola
Performance
March

Fractured Reflections

14th March 2024

AA STUDIO

36Bedford Square

London WC1B 3ES

"Fragments" are as free as the gentle breeze. They arise from within you, inviting boundless creativity, though this may carry you away from their essence.They also spring from the vast expanse of the universe, and you can willingly seek their rightful place, perhaps drawing near to their essence. Yet, both you and the fragments dance in the realm of freedom. You have the liberty to choose how to embrace them, but you can never confine their ethereal spirit.
Ruixue li
Performance
March

Wanderer's reverie

14th March 2024, 6 - 6:30pm

AAIS Studio

36 Bedford Square

London WC1B 3ES

The contradiction between personal identity construction and social identity has always existed, but we don't have to be in a hurry to make a choice; rather, we have to accept this contradiction, maintain a state of questioning and exploring the self, and re-engage in a process of reflection. In order to encourage "avoiding fixed identities and keeping options open", I want to provide a space for reflection for myself and those who resonate with me, where identities are no longer "pilgrims" but "wanderers", "tourists" or "players" and where we are always in the process.
March 14, 2024 6:00 PM
March 14, 2024 6:30 PM
Ying Zhou
Performance
March

No Apple

18th March 2024, 1:00 PM

AAIS Studio

36 Bedford Square

London WC1B 3ES

This performance intricately weaves together elements of acting, lighting, music, and projection to craft a multifaceted tableau. Viewers are invited to assume a third-person vantage point, observing the myriad "contradictions" that manifest both externally in the world and internally within the self, as I navigate through the four stages of my own addiction. Employing myself as a conduit, I aim to lead the audience on a journey to uncover the profound effects of societal influences on individuals grappling with addiction.
March 18, 2024 1:00 PM
Tianyuan Zheng
Performance
March

Savage Growth

19th March 2024, 3 PM  

AAIS STUDIO

36 Bedford Square

London WC1B 3ES 

This is an interactive immersive space project about growing in awe of nature. Feel the growth in the space, participate in it, be a part of it.
March 19, 2024 3:00 PM
Chengyu Nie
Festival
March

Creatures of Compassion: A Performative Dinner Event!

22nd March 2024, 6 - 9 pm

Shoreditch Arts Club

6 Redchurch St

London E2 7DD

As part of the AAIS ‘Borne’ festival
March 22, 2024 6:00 PM
March 22, 2024 9:00 PM
Eddie Farrell, Farah Aly
Performance

404 Reading Club

15th March 2024, 4:00 pm

AAIS Studio,

36 Bedford Square,

London WC1B 3ES

This audience-participatory experimental work will break down the boundaries between reading and performance, creating a process of 'encryption' and 'decryption'. Through this process, it attempts to establish a potential connection between the audience that transcends the verbal, exploring the delicate relationship between authority and liberty, confinement and self-emancipation.
March 15, 2024 4:00 PM
Exhibition

Veiled Vows

13th March 2024, 1 - 6 pm

1 Montague St,

London WC1B 5BP

Happiness and sorrow coexist. This project utilizes metaphor-laden installation and interactive segments to guide participants through the complex emotions inherent in romantic relationships. How can I ensure that I will not renege on my vow? When receiving a declaration of love from my partner, am I hearing romantic phrases, the transient nature of words, the unpredictability of the future, or my partner's true sincerity?
March 13, 2024 1:00 PM
Performance

Veiled texture of shame

15th March 2024, 1:30 - 2 pm

AAIS Studio

Architectural Association

36 Bedford Square

London WC1B 3ES

“Veiled Texture of Shame” is an artistic investigation into the subtleties of interior human emotions. In this multi-media performance, each piece of bark, every thread, the surrounding net, video even the performer, would show the subtlety and complexity of internal emotions. From the bark’s fractures to the stitches’ mending, each step examines the shame that may arise when showcasing inner vulnerabilities and how this feeling manifests in the texture.
March 15, 2024 1:30 PM
March 15, 2024 2:00 PM
Performance

InnerPulse: A Wearable Exploration

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Festival

रक़ीब; Raqeeb

29
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Jan
2024
Exhibition

-Waiting- Watching

10
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Mar
2024
Performance

Threads of Transformation

12
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Mar
2024
Exhibition

Catalyst

14
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Mar
2024
Performance

Fractured Reflections

14
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Mar
2024
Performance

Wanderer's reverie

14
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Mar
2024
Performance

No Apple

18
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Mar
2024
Performance

Savage Growth

19
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Mar
2024
Festival

Creatures of Compassion: A Performative Dinner Event!

22
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Mar
2024

Events calendar

OPEN REHEARSAL
Academic
Lecture
Alumni Event
Staff Event
Jury
Screening
Exhibition
Performance
Festival
Online
BORNE: To those born later
2024-03-11
2024-03-22
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Festival
Creatures of Compassion: A Performative Dinner Event!
2024-03-22
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Wanderer's reverie
2024-03-14
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Performance
Fractured Reflections
2024-03-14
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Performance
Savage Growth
2024-03-19
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Catalyst
2024-03-14
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Exhibition
Threads of Transformation
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Performance
InnerPulse: A Wearable Exploration
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Veiled texture of shame
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-Waiting- Watching
2024-03-10
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Exhibition
Veiled Vows
2024-03-13
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Exhibition
404 Reading Club
2024-03-15
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Performance
No Apple
2024-03-18
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रक़ीब; Raqeeb
2024-01-29
2024-03-22
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Whilst in Sight
2023-12-15
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Realms
2023-12-01
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Performance
The Falsified
2023-11-17
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Performance
The World’s One Hope
2023-11-03
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OPEN REHEARSAL
Holding Me Gently
2023-10-20
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Performance
Among
2023-09-06
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AAIS 2023-24
2023-09-18
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Academic
Metamorph
2023-06-01
2023-06-03
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Performance
Parding your Beggon
2023-06-01
2023-06-03
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Performance
Partita
2023-06-01
2023-06-03
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Performance
Seen
2023-06-01
2023-06-03
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Performance
New Graces Festival Lisbon
2023-05-29
2023-06-01
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Festival
DIFFERENT
2023-03-06
2023-03-06
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Exhibition
Prayer
2023-03-07
2023-03-07
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Performance
Living to the Death
2023-03-07
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Performance
Drifting
2023-03-07
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Performance
Partita
2023-03-09
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Seen
2023-03-09
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Performance
Parding your Beggon
2023-03-09
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Metamorph
2023-03-09
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The Book of Semi-Fiction
2023-03-05
2023-03-05
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Performance
Real
2023-03-04
2023-03-07
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Exhibition
Wandering People
2023-03-04
2023-03-07
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Exhibition
Eudaimonia
2023-03-04
2023-03-07
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Performance
Room Of The Gavel
2023-03-04
2023-02-07
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Performance
Moult
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TORQUE
2022-12-02
2022-12-02
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Performance
Staging Artists
2022-12-16
2022-12-16
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Performance
And ACT(iva)TION!
2022-11-18
2022-11-18
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Performance
Spatial Narrative: Pandora's
2022-11-04
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Performance
Metronome
2022-10-21
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Performance
"Selves"
2022-10-07
2022-10-07
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Performance
Billy Klotsa
2022-10-03
2022-10-03
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Lecture
AAIS at AA Project Review
2022-06-25
2022-07-16
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Exhibition
Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)
2022-05-25
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Performance
Dawn
2022-05-25
2022-09-30
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Performance
Wô-men
2022-05-25
2022-09-30
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Performance
Echo 2.0: Ripples
2022-05-25
2022-05-26
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Festival
Schweig und Sprechen
2019-02-27
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Performance
A Walk
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To Be Honest - Spain
2017-07-06
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Cloud/Plunger
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Performance
Dial
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Angles of Incident
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The Conversation
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Flow Fields
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Exquisite Corpse
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Performance
MFA Final Jury
2022-03-24
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Echo_Performances
2022-03-24
2022-03-25
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Performance
Seed to Scene
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XYZ/s
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Bauhaus Lab
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Power Off
2022-03-23
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Performance
Fantasia
2022-03-21
2022-09-30
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Performance
Myself
2022-03-23
2022-09-30
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Performance
Undoing Self
2022-03-17
2022-09-30
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Performance
The Invisible Cage
2022-03-22
2022-09-30
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Performance
Advertiseverse
2022-03-21
2022-09-30
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Performance
The Music Of Our Dreams
2022-03-20
2022-09-30
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Performance
The Initial Metaverse
2022-03-23
2022-09-30
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Performance
Alyosha
2022-03-04
2022-09-30
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Exhibition
How Was Your Day
2022-03-21
2022-09-30
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Exhibition
The Floating Life
2022-03-21
2022-09-30
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Performance
Rock Rose
2022-03-22
2022-09-30
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Reconstruction
2022-03-22
2022-09-30
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Echo
2022-03-21
2022-03-25
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Past Events

January 29, 2024
Festival

रक़ीब; Raqeeb

December 16, 2023
Academic

AAIS 2023-24

December 15, 2023

Whilst in Sight

December 1, 2023
Performance

Realms

November 17, 2023
Performance

The Falsified

October 20, 2023
Performance

Holding Me Gently

October 3, 2023
OPEN REHEARSAL

The World’s One Hope

September 6, 2023

Among

June 1, 2023
Performance

Parding your Beggon

March 9, 2023

Metamorph

March 9, 2023

Parding your Beggon

March 9, 2023
Performance

Seen

March 9, 2023

Partita

March 7, 2023
Performance

Drifting

March 6, 2023
Exhibition

DIFFERENT

December 16, 2022
Performance

Staging Artists

December 2, 2022
Performance

TORQUE

November 18, 2022
Performance

And ACT(iva)TION!

November 4, 2022
Performance

Spatial Narrative: Pandora's

October 21, 2022
Performance

Metronome

October 7, 2022
Performance

"Selves"

October 3, 2022
Lecture

Billy Klotsa

June 25, 2022
Exhibition

AAIS at AA Project Review

May 25, 2022
Festival

Echo 2.0: Ripples

May 25, 2022
Performance

Wô-men

May 25, 2022
Performance

Dawn

May 25, 2022
Performance

Blue Screen of Death (BSOD)

March 24, 2022
Performance

Echo_Performances

March 24, 2022
Jury

MFA Final Jury

March 23, 2022
Performance

The Initial Metaverse

March 23, 2022
Performance

Myself

March 23, 2022
Performance

Power Off

March 22, 2022
Performance

Reconstruction

March 22, 2022
Performance

Rock Rose

March 22, 2022
Performance

The Invisible Cage

March 21, 2022
Festival

Echo

March 21, 2022
Performance

The Floating Life

March 21, 2022
Exhibition

How Was Your Day

March 21, 2022
Performance

Advertiseverse

March 21, 2022
Performance

Fantasia

March 20, 2022
Performance

The Music Of Our Dreams

March 17, 2022
Performance

Undoing Self

March 4, 2022
Exhibition

Alyosha

February 27, 2019
Performance

Schweig und Sprechen

April 26, 2018
Festival

A Walk

January 20, 2018
Performance

Cloud/Plunger

July 6, 2017

To Be Honest - Spain

May 20, 2016

Dial

March 21, 2016
Performance

XYZ/s

May 20, 2014

The Conversation

May 21, 2013

Flow Fields

May 20, 2012

Angles of Incident

May 18, 2011
Performance

Exquisite Corpse

May 17, 2010

Seed to Scene

May 5, 2009
Festival

Bauhaus Lab

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