Tuesday, 25 May 2010

Architectural Association Festival

The distinctions between art and architecture often blur but what about art + architecture + performance + politics? Architectural Association’s interdisciplinary studio (AAIS) are in the midst of
Seed to Scene - Salon 2010, a two week programme of events in which genres across the creative industries collide. Seed to Scene is a collaborative affair with a look at how performance is shaped by spatial perimeters through site specific dance pieces. Intriguingly, the programme is a provocation to support UK creative industries that strengthen the economy by a staggering £50 billion a year. A debate was held last week with Think Tank and New Deal of the Mind to hash out the recent Arts Council report Creative Survival in Hard Times. Highlights this week include a conversation with filmmaker Tal Rosner and a discussion entitled RISK that will give insights into how these genres reinforce and heighten each other’s ‘seedling’ ideas and will also investigate what obstacles the young and the creative are facing today.

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