A series of exhibitions connecting back to the 1930 origins of the Building Centre and Frank Yerbury’s intention that the Centre would exist ‘for the mutual benefit of architects and manufacturers of materials and equipment, and all those engaged in the building indust...

30/09/2017

Albania is a country in the midst of an economic and cultural makeover. The repainting of grey, communist buildings in bright colours - a gesture that ignited civic pride - was the first move in a transformation that has culture at its heart. 

Tirana is opening up and t...

13/12/2016

Edited by Vanessa Norwood

Texts by Kersten Geers, Moritz Küng and Geoff Manaugh.

Published by Bedford Press 

Photography has increasingly become content: uploaded, ‘liked’ and swiftly forgotten. The Construction of an Image aims to take the opposite stance and discuss the...

The AA’s entrance can be intimidating; even the most determined struggle to gain entry to the school's Georgian home via its weighty front door. Luckily many gallery visitors are prepared to push but what of those passers-by; the uninitiated and busy who don’t make it...

 

Invited by Edi Rama’s Albanian Government to advise on the re-functioning of four historic buildings in Tirana, I am participating in a fascinating process investigating the potential of cultural programming to bring life to a collection of different but equally impor...

The mines Vitkovice in the Czech city of Ostrava are a stunning site on a massive scale, with iron towers, pipes and conduits creating an entire city landscape. Last used in 1991, the mines are undergoing a dramatic transition from industry to culture. Valentin Bontjes...

26/02/2013

VENICE TAKEAWAY EN ROUTE TO RIBA - Interview in AArchitecture 17 

 

AArchitecture 17 interviewed Vanessa Norwood, head of AA Exhibitions and co-curator of the British Pavilion at this year’s Venice Architecture Biennale, earlier this year where she discussed what was pla...

29/08/2012

Venice Takeaway: Ideas to Change British Architecture, was the culmination of an ambitious global research project designed to make an original and far-reaching contribution to the debate about architecture in the UK.

 

The exhibition was shown in the British Pavilion fo...

21/06/2010

 

Switzerland: Design for Life celebrated Swiss interior and graphic design culture, revealinghow Swiss designers have influenced urban life worldwide. It showcased a new generation of innovative Swiss designers who reference their rich design history whilst reflecting...

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