John Palmesino
Unit/Programme:DIP 04
Position:Unit Master
Bio: John Palmesino is an architect and urbanist and founder of Territorial Agency, an independent organization that promotes and works for sustainable territorial transformations, combining analysis, contemporary architecture and urbanism, advocacy and action. His work focuses on the transformations of the relation between polities and space. Projects include ‘The Coast of Europe’ – a multi-year research on the urbanization processes of the European project, ‘North’ – an investigation in contemporary forms of geopolitics, sovereignty and resources exploitation in the Arctic. He is co-author of the ‘Anthropocene Observatory’ and the ‘Museum of Oil’. He directs the AA Think Tank, a research center at the AA Architectural Association in London, where he also convenes Diploma unit 4. John is researching the spatial consequences of neutrality for his Phd. He is a founding member of multiplicity.
Dominic Papa
Unit/Programme:Housing and Urbanism
Position:Studio Master
Bio: Dominic Papa graduated from the Architectural Association in 1991. He was a senior design associate at one of Europe’s leading architectural practices for 6 years before co-founding S333 Architecture + Urbanism in Amsterdam in 1997. With increasing work in the UK, Dominic co-founded S333 Architecture + Urbanism Ltd in London in 2005. The studio’s experience as an Anglo-Dutch practice has been honed in the Netherlands with wider European experience in Germany, France and Belgium. The culture of ‘enlightened pragmatism’ in the Netherlands that has combined experimentation with practical delivery remains a driving force in its approach. This is particularly applicable to many of the issues that the practice helps clients resolve in the dense urban fabric of UK towns and cities. S333 has an interdisciplinary and collaborative approach founded on integrated, joined-up thinking, working seamlessly across the different scales of architecture, masterplanning and place making. ‘Architecture at an urban scale and urbanism at an architectural scale’ S333 has been recognized specifically for their work where architecture and urban design meet and how typology supports the formation and sustainability of neighbourhoods, urban quarters, and communities.
Elena Pascolo
Unit/Programme:Housing and Urbanism
Position:Studio Master
Mauricio Pauly
Unit/Programme:AAIS
Position:Course Tutor
Bio: Mauricio Pauly (b. Costa Rica / r. UK) writes music for mixed ensembles, often integrating amplification & performative electronics. Upcoming projects include a residency & commission for a new site-specific work at Villa Romana in Florence & a new piece for Ensemble Phace to premiere at the Bludenzer Tage zeitgemäßer Musik 2016. Recordings have been released by JACK Quartet (New Focus), Fonema Consort (New Focus), Mabel Kwan (MilkFactory) & Karin Hellqvist (For Tune). Pauly is artistic co-director of Distractfold & one half of the improvising duo, Inner Helmet. In 2014-15 he was a fellow at Harvard University’s Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study. He is a lecturer at the Royal Northern College of Music in Manchester & at the Architectural Association Interprofessional Studio in London. 
Thomas Pearce
Unit/Programme:MEDIA STUDIES
Position:Course Tutor
Capucine Perrot
Unit/Programme:MEDIA STUDIES
Position:Intermediate Course Tutor
Christopher Pierce
Unit/Programme:
Position:Head of Visiting School
Bio: Christopher Pierce is an educator, writer, curator and designer. He completed his architecture studies at Virginia Tech and gained a PhD in architectural history at the University of Edinburgh. For the last eight years he has been Director of the Architectural Association (AA) Visiting School (www.aaschool.ac.uk/visitingschool), as well as an Intermediate Unit Master (Inter 9). He has published widely on seventeenth– and eighteenth–century drawings as well as writing critiques that cover a disparate range of contemporary architects and buildings, from Léon Krier to Ron Arad. His essays have been published in architectural journals worldwide. Among his recent publications is an edited monograph – Ceràmica Cumella: Shaping Ideas | Modelando Ideas – essays on Herzog and de Meuron, ‘Sleeper(s)’, AMID.Cero 9, ‘K is for Kisses’ and Carsten Höller, ‘Slow Ride’, as well as an extended conversation with Ricardo Bofill. As a curator, he organised the very first gallery exhibition on the contemporary Dutch architectural photographer Iwan Baan, ‘Iwan Baan: Recent Works – Contemporary Architectural Photographs’; and most recently a major retrospective on the Catalan architectural ceramicist Toni Cumella, ‘Ceràmica Cumella: Shaping Ideas’. His architectural practice, Mis-Architecture, was invited to present their recent work with Noma (Copenhagen) at WIRED2015 (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XtKjRVBIOcY); was short-listed for the design of Noma 2.0; and was invited to present and exhibit at MAD5: Tomorrow’s Kitchen (http://www.madfeed.co/video/mad5-recap/). A selection of his writings and interviews are online at www.mis-architecture.co.uk along with an extensive archive of the work of his design students.
Ana Pla Catala
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Tutor
Klaus Platzgummer
Unit/Programme:DRL
Position:Teaching Assistant
Bio: Klaus Platzgummer is an architect based in Zurich. He graduated in architecture from ETH Zürich and completed recently the Master in History and Critical Thinking at the AA. He has been practicing as a writer, curator and editor. In 2014, Klaus worked at the Venice Architecture Biennale for the Pavilion of Switzerland.
Danae Polyviou
Unit/Programme:Technical Studies
Position:Course Lecturer
Bio: Danae Polyviou has studied at the University of Bath and has completed a master on Membrane Structures in Germany. She has been working as a structural engineer in Stuttgart and Berlin prior joining Atelier One in London. Her personal interest lies within the notion of lightweight structures following the principles of Frei Otto and Pier Luigi Nervi.
Joseph Popper
Unit/Programme:MEDIA STUDIES
Position:Course Lecturer
Nina Power
Unit/Programme:PhD
Position:PhD External Supervisor

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