Zaha Hadid – John Dennys Memorial Lecture

Lecture date: 1994-06-01

John Dennys Memorial Lecture: John Dennys was involved with the AA over a period of 27 years – as a student, lecturer, member of Council, and President. On his death in 1973, a visiting lectureship was established to mark his interest in education.

Zaha Hadid graduated from the AA with the Diploma Prize in 1977. She joined OMA in the same year and started teaching in Dip 9 with her former tutors Rem Koolhaas and Elia Zenghelis. She taught at the AA until 1987. Her work has been the subject of several major exhibitions and in 1992 she was commissioned to design an exhibition on the Russian Avant-Garde for the Guggenheim. The main focus of the work of her office in the early 1990s has been the development of a competition-winning design for an Art and Media Centre in D


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