A Playground for Non-Humans at the Architectural Association

Photo: Max Creasy

A Playground for Non-Humans at the Architectural Association

Inspired by the Architecture for Dogs exhibition, London’s prestigious Architectural Association School of Architecture (AA) hosts ‘A Playground for Non-Humans’: a week of installations and events in association with Japan House London at Bedford Square.

Installations include the Architecture for Dogs Roadshow: an interactive display of four pieces from Japan House London’s Architecture for Dogs exhibition created by the world-renowned architects and designers Atelier Bow Wow, Kuma Kengo, MVRDV and Hara Kenya.

Accompanying the Roadshow is a selection of new works specially created by members and friends of the AA as part of the school’s ‘Architecture for Non-Humans Design Competition’. Developed in response to Architecture for Dogs, the competition and resulting exhibition, supported by Maeda Corporation, examine the importance of non-human inhabitation in its various and diverse forms across the city environment and seek to trigger a discussion around alternative models of urban living that embrace today’s challenges.

A round table discussion and a programme of events in collaboration with AA LAWuN (Locally Available Worldwide unseen Networks) around the theme of Architecture for Non-Humans runs concurrently to the installations. More information on these events will be available soon.

AA LAWuN (Locally Available Worldwide unseen Networks) is conceived of as part think tank, part school-wide unit. It challenges the conventions of architectural education to allow something new to be imagined.



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