Tuesday, 15 March 2016
T_ADS is pleased to welcome Thomas Weaver, Editor at the Architectural Association School of Architecture in London. Join us in Room 415 on Wednesday, March 14 at 3:00 PM for Tom's lecture, This Has Killed That.
Abstract: This lecture explores architecture's recent and not so recent infatuation with books and publications and suggests how this has challenged the primacy of the building in architectural discourse. A parallel narrative will present one particular publication – the AA School of Architecture's long-running journal AA Files – through which various orthodoxies of writing and mediating architecture will be simultaneously historicised and questioned.
Bio: Thomas Weaver is an architectural writer, teacher and editor. Educated at the Bartlett School of Architecture and then at Princeton University, he subsequently worked as editor of ANY magazine in New York and taught courses in architectural theory and design at the Cooper Union. Since 2007 he has worked at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, where he edits the award-winning journal AA Files and manages all of the AA’s other publications, together with visiting lectureships in schools of architecture across Europe.