As part of teaching and learning in response to the Zaha Hadid Architects: Evolution exhibition, AUB’s BA Architecture and MA Architecture courses are holding a series of open lectures for students and external visitors. These lectures will be held on a Friday from February through to April with members of ZHA and other organisations speaking about their practice.

These lectures are part of the AUB students curriculum, therefore, only 10 places are on offer to the public for each lecture.

Each lecture begins at 12:00pm on a Friday, unless stated otherwise.

Friday 16 February
Paul Finch: Architecture Now – an A to Z(aha)
FRIBA, Executive Editor, Emap/Architecural Review & WAF – Journalist and Critic,
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Friday 23 February
Daniel Bosia, Director from AKT Engineers
Engineering on the Curve, from ZHA to the Drawing Studio.
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Friday 2 March
Dr Nerma Cridge – Restless: Drawn by Zaha Hadid
Architect & Academic
Zaha Hadid and the drawings and utopia dreams of Malevich and the Russian Suprematists.
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Wednesday 7 & Thursday 8 March at 3pm & 10.30am
Visiting Professor Peter Cook – ‘Pandora’s Box’
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Friday 9 March
Hélène Binet, Architectural Photographer (tbc)
Discusses the art of taking and making her remarkable photographs such as those of the ZHA Cincinnati Gallery
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Friday 16 March
Jim Heverin, Director, ZHA
Director and Architect responsible for ZHA UK projects (Aquatic Centre, FRG Stadium, Evelyn Grace School, Bournemouth Master Planning)
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Friday 23 March
Owen Hatherley: ZH & the Modern
Journalist Critic. Owen argues that Hadid will be remembered as an absurdly fearless, and impolite talent, when architecture had become terrified of modernity.
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Wednesday 11 & Wednesday 18 April
ZHA-AUB-MA Movement Research Symposium in Gallery/Drawing Studio
With Uli Blum & Philipp Siedler


To booking a place for each lecture and for more information, please email Madalina Voicu at

Other lectures that have formed part of this series are:

ARB – Elaine Stowells
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Tim Knowles – The Dynamics of Drifting
Artist with environmentally crafted narratives and journeys
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Brian Clarke: Art Glass & Architecture