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Species of Spaces: Atlas of Mexico City II

Monday 27 June – Thursday 7 July 2016

Mexico City Visiting School offers the opportunity to experience first-hand, the Architectural Association, experimental culture, in the heart of Mexico City. Following the famous AA unit system of education, the Visiting School will offer 5 unique workshops within one Visiting School. 

Each unit/workshop will give students the opportunity to experience some of the most Unique Graduate Programmes that offers the AA, ( Emergent Technologies & Design,  Landscape UrbanismSustainable Environmental Design,etc.) in a short concise format  designed to give a taste of the methodologies and techniques developed in each programme.

The Visiting School and its units will follow the framework ‘Specie of Spaces’:

In his ‘Species of Spaces’ essay, George Perec states ‘to live is to pass from one space to another’ and goes on naming the myriad ways in which they present to ourselves: open space, enclosed space, outer space, living space, projective space, deep space, Euclidean space, blank space, parking space, lost in space, staring into space, null space, three dimensional space...

Inspired by this essay and the categorisation of the space (the page, the bed, the bedroom, the apartment, the apartment building, the street, the neighbourhood, the town, the countryside, the country, Europe, the world, SPACE) the Mexico City Visiting School will embark on a quest to understand different species of spaces produced in Mexico.

Students enrolled will be able to select the unit of their preference, dependent on availability, and to present and exhibit the work in the Historic Center of Mexico City. Please see details of each unit in the microsite:


1) You can make an application by completing the online application found under ‘Links and Downloads’ on the AA Visiting School page. If you are not able to make an online application, email for instructions to pay by bank transfer. 

2) Once you complete the online application and make a full payment, you are registered to the programme. A CV or a portfolio is not required.

The deadline for applications is eg: 13 June, 2016.


The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £600 for students, which includes a £60 Visiting membership fee. 

A limited amount of Early bird concessions are available if you apply before 30th April; fees will be reduced to £460 (including membership). Please contact the programme director to enquire about the early bird concessions at:

If you are already a member, the total fee will be reduced automatically by £60 by the online payment system. Fees are non refundable. 

Should you wish to enhance your membership, a Subscribing Membership is available at an additional £70 (£130 in total), full details of which can be found at:

Students should be aware that visas are required for Visiting Schools held both in the UK and abroad and it is the student's responsibility to investigate what is required via the relevant embassies in their country.

Students should be aware that vaccinations are required for countries some Visiting Schools are held in.  It is the applicants’ responsibility to investigate the requirements. 

Centro Cultural de España

Programme Director
Jose Alfredo Ramirez


Programme Director
Jose Alfredo Ramirez

Visiting School Director

Christopher Pierce

T +44 20 7887 4014
F +44 20 7414 0782

Links & Downloads

Online application

To receive a pdf application form if you do not wish to submit the online application and payment, please e-mail

Programme site



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Visiting School Prospectus


The AA has undergone an educational oversight monitoring visit by the Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education (QAA) and have received its final report, which is available in full at:

The monitoring visit resulted in the following outcome:

The QAA monitoring team has concluded that we are making commendable progress in implementing the action plan from the Review for Educational Oversight.