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 actual city problems and potentials of the urban areas through the prism of speculative projects of different scales.

The first series of workshops is focused on the Shabolovka area in Moscow – so-called ‘museum of constructivist heritage’. In 2016 AAVS Moscow was exploring and testing possible development scenarios for the site at a neighbourhood scale. In 2017 participants of the course zoomed in to an architecturalscale and proposed 4 projects of architectural objects – potential engines for the start of the site transformation from within.

Supported by the local community and stakeholders, it is planned for 2018 to design and build a light structure for the benefit of Shabolovka area. 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.

All workshops of AAVS Moscow are complemented by the post-production process held together with the team of tutors: follow-up project exhibition at a local gallery, publication of a book and a series of panel discussions and roundtables with 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.

To be confirmed at a later date.


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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