Right to Host is a performance and installation comprising of a series of hostings by people from within and outside the Architectural Association. These acts of hosting are played out on a reconfigurable stage, facilitating public vignettes of hospitality (acts of hosting), and making visible the normally private act of inducting guests into a host’s domain thus blurring the border between private and public. The performances are an experiment which will inform the design of a formalized public facility for hosting.
Right to Host is designed and developed as part of the Mark Fisher Scholarship, which is awarded to students of exceptional talent and interest in the intersection of architecture, performance, media and engineering. The performance and installation has been designed by Sean Gwee (AA 4th Year Student and 2018/19 recipient of the Mark Fisher Scholarship), and in collaboration with Alexander Zikanov (AA 3rd Year Student), Gabrielle Eglan (AA 3rd Year Student) and other members of the AA Community.