In 2011 we embarked on a series of discussions with architects and architectural educators. The project began as an enquiry into the plight of architectural education but soon veered into territories that define the discipline itself. The AE Foundation was established as an autonomous and independent organisation, which gave us the license and latitude to follow our own objectives. Themes were debated but not adhered to dogmatically. It was never our aim to impose an agenda but rather to test the assertions and ideas advanced by individuals within the discipline, and to allow this to happen in an open and unfettered way. We now appreciate that this way of working, unscripted and unrehearsed, is a tremendous privilege. The content presented here was recorded between 2011 and 2016. It includes lectures, discussions and interviews with prominent figures, emerging architects and thinkers. We hope you enjoy the passion that spontaneously erupts when enthusiasts meet to discuss their favourite subject seriously. This website is an archive of our activities.
The AE Foundation is an ongoing project.