Moscow Moscow 2017 - Exhibition of student projects at the Nashabolovke gallery -Circles of revolution- project --photo by Alexandra Chechetkina


Dates TBC

AA Visiting school Moscow is an experimental research platform set up to explore the problems and potentials of urban areas through speculative projects of different scales.

The first series of workshops is focused on the Shabolovka area in Moscow, the so-called ‘museum of constructivist heritage’. In 2016 AAVS Moscow explored and tested possible development scenarios for the site at a neighbourhood scale. While in 2017, participants proposed 4 different projects of architectural objects as potential engines for the start of the site transformation.

Supported by the local community and stakeholders, this year participants will design and build a light structure for the neighbourhood. Led by emerging young urban designers and architects, the design process will be context-driven and aimed at the development of visual and interactive effects through simple architectural means and methods.

This project will be complemented by an exhibition at a local gallery, a publication and a series of panel discussions and roundtables with the local professional community. 


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 TBC.

All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required, and are advised to contact their home embassy early. After payment of fees, the AA School can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop.

All participants are reponsible for their own insurance including travel and health insurance. All participants also need to ensure that any equipment and valuable items such as laptops are covered by their own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen.


Fees for this workshop will be confirmed at a later date.

The workshop is open to current architecture, urban and media design students, phd candidates and young professionals. Software Requirements: Adobe Creative Suite, Rhino (SR7 or later), Autodesk Autocad.


Programme Head
Alexandra Chechetkina recieved her Diploma with Distinction at the Moscow Architectural Institute and obtained Master of Architecture degree at the AA School of Architecture in London. 
Worked as an architect in Meganom (Moscow), as an urban designer in TSPA (Berlin), as the lead architect in Strelka Architects (Moscow) and currently is a project leader and researcher in Strelka KB (Moscow). AAVS tutor in Penang (Malaysia) and in Moscow.


Programme Head
Alexandra Chechetkina

Visiting School Director

Christopher Pierce

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