From Ceràmica Cumella: Shaping Ideas – an exploration of the artistic and scientific innovations emerging from the studio of Toni Cumella – to Frozen Relic: Arctic Works – a series of re-fabricated real world scenarios using millimetre perfect 3D scanning technology to stage and capture transitory moments on location across the world – the AA's year-long exhibition programme casts a wide net across geographies, histories and cultures to investigate the realm and role of architecture and its unique relationship to the school.

Head of Exhibitions

Vanessa Norwood


Exhibitions Project Manager

Lee Regan


Exhibitions Coordinator

Sebastian Craig

Historia, Memoria Y Silencios

AA Bar
12/1/2013 - 9/2/2013

A Photographic project by Lorena Guillen Vaschetti

'My mother and I are the only members left of a big Italian family. Convinced that she was lifting the heavy weight of the family past off my shoulders, she called me to let me know that she had thrown away all the family slides: “It happened already”, she said…” The slides? They were my grandfather’s – intriguing family pictures that were almost lost… Everyone looked so different from how I remembered them… so happy! As if the past had not been as I imagined. How different is my idea of the past from how the past actually was? The slides were in a sand- colored box. Some were loose, others wrapped in small packages. I decided to keep these unopened and with them I write and rewrite my own story.'

– Lorena Guillen Vaschetti

Exhibition photos by Sue Barr