AA XX 100 September Reception: Engaging Generations

AA XX 100 September Reception: Engaging Generations

Exactly one year before the centenary celebration of 100 years of women at the AA begins in 2017, AA XX 100 heralds the beginning of a new academic year with a series of talks by inspiring women at different stages of their careers who will speak about their experiences, interests, successes and challenges to date. Clementine Blakemore, Sally Lewis and Farshid Moussavi will each discuss their experiences as women in architecture before opening it up to a wider discussion with the audience.

AA XX 100 aims to not only celebrate the contribution AA women have made in the last 100 years, but also serve as a catalyst for a wider discussion of women in architecture. AA XX 100 is a multimedia project of exhibitions, lectures, seminars, a website, international conference and publications, including a collection of historical and critical writing about AA women.

Clementine Blakemore is the Director of C · B · A , a London-based practice interested in the relationship between design, making and place. Alongside a position as Designer in Residence at the Design Museum, she is working on a range of small-scale projects in the UK. With a strong belief in the process of learning through making, she has led a number of design/build workshops, including the ongoing Lacey Green AA Visiting School at Grymsdyke Farm in Buckinghamshire. Previously a Founding Partner of the non-profit collective WORKSHOP architecture, Clementine has also worked for David Chipperfield Architects and Duggan Morris Architects. She has a background in sculpture and film, and was educated at the University of Oxford, the Rural Studio, the Architectural Association, and the Royal College of Art.

Sally Lewis is the founding director of Stitch, a collaborative design studio specialising in urban regeneration and housing. She is an architect and urban designer and under her leadership Stitch has delivered unanimous planning consents for hundreds of new homes in London since its inception in 2012. She has become a strong voice in the housing and regeneration sector, and in 2015 she was shortlisted for the AJ’s Emerging Woman Architect award. She founded Stitch in the need to move away from large practice design silos, and in the belief that seamless, integrated design across the scales makes the best places.

Farshid Moussavi RA RIBA is an architect, principal of Farshid Moussavi Architecture (FMA) and Professor in Practice of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She was previously co-founder of the London-based Foreign Office Architects (FOA). She is a trustee of the Whitechapel Art Gallery and The Architecture Foundation, and was previously a member of Steering Committee of the Aga Khan Award for Architecture between 2006 and 2015. She has published three books, The Function of Ornament, The Function of Form, and The Function of Style based on her research and teaching at Harvard.