Aristide Antonas
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 14
Position:Unit Master, Intermediate 14, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Aristide Antonas’ work spans philosophy, art, literature and architecture. He published novels, short stories, theatre scripts and essays. His art and architecture work has been featured among other places in documenta 14, Kassel and Athens, Istanbul biennial, Venice biennale, Sao Paulo biennale, Display Prague, the New Museum in New York and had solo institutional presentations in Basel’s Swiss Architecture Museum, in Austria’s Vorarlberger Architektur Institut and in the French FRAC, Orleans. He worked as a Professor Theory and Architecture and directed the Master’s Program at the University of Thessaly, Greece.
Ana Araujo
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 2
Position:Unit Master, Intermediate 2, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Ana Araujo is an architect, teacher and researcher. She graduated and practiced in Brazil prior to completing a PhD at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, in 2009. As a practising architect, Ana has specialised mainly on residential projects. As a researcher, she was the curator and designer of the exhibition ‘Lina & Gio: the last humanists’, held at the AA in 2012, exploring the relationship of the work of Italian architect Gio Ponti and Italo-Brazilian architect Lina Bo Bardi. She has lectured and published internationally, including The Journal of Architecture and a recent book entitled 'Poetic Biopolitics: Practices of Relation in Architecture and the Arts' (ed. Peg Rawes/IBTauris) . Ana has taught in various architecture schools in Brazil and the UK before starting to work as a tutor at the AA in 2010. Her main interests are on the crossovers between architecture and feminism, psychoanalysis and theories of subjectivity. She is currently writing a book on the work of American designer Florence Knoll.
Xristina Argyros
Unit/Programme:Intermediate 15
Position:Unit Master, Intermediate 15, AA Undergraduate School Director of Neiheiser Argyros
Bio: Xristina Argyros is co-founder of Neiheiser Argyros, a London-based multidisciplinary architecture practice with projects in the United Kingdom, the United States, and Greece. Xristina has previously taught in the architecture schools at Cardiff University and Yale University. She received her Masters degree in 2013 from the Yale School of Architecture after earning her Bachelor of Arts and Architecture degree from Princeton University in 2009. Argyros has worked at a number of award winning firms in Europe and the United States, including WORKac in New York City, the Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in New York City, and Ateliers Jean Nouvel in Paris. Argyros is originally from Athens, Greece and has lived in Athens, Paris, and New York prior to moving to London in 2014. She is a licensed architect in Greece.
Charles Arsene-Henry
Unit/Programme:Media Studies
Position:Course Consultant - Intermediate, Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Charles Arsene-Henry founded speculative reading agency White Box Black Box in 2009. He is currently conceiving The Library is on Fire with the Luma Foundation and teaching an AA media studies course titled Shapes of Fiction. He is writing Read Drift Deramer Revir
Pier Vittorio Aureli
Unit/Programme:PhD
Position:PhD Coordinator, PhD, AA Graduate School PhD Director of Studies Supervisor, PhD, AA Graduate School Unit Master, Diploma 14, AA Undergraduate School Course Lecturer - First Year, History and Theory, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Pier Vittorio Aureli is an architect and educator. His research and projects focus on the relationship between architectural form, political theory and urban history. He is Louis Kahn Visiting Professor at the School of Architecture at Yale University and is the author of The Possibility of an Absolute Architecture (2011) and The Project of Autonomy: Politics and Architecture Within and Against Architecture (2008). He is co-founder of Dogma, an architectural studio based in Brussels and focused on the project of the city.
Maxwell Peter Babbé
Unit/Programme:Professional Practice Part 2
Position:Course Lecturer, , AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Founder and Director of RIBA Award winning architectural practice SOUP, London and Guernsey.
Andrea Bagnato
Unit/Programme:History and Theory
Position:Diploma Course Tutor, History and Theory Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Andrea Bagnato is an architect, researcher and book editor. He studied at TU Delft and Goldsmiths, and has worked as publications manager for the first Chicago Architecture Biennial and as project manager for Tomás Saraceno. He has edited the book "SQM: The Quantified Home" (with Space Caviar; Lars Müller, 2014) and is currently finishing "A Moving Border: Alpine Cartographies of Climate Change" (with Marco Ferrari and Elisa Pasqual; Columbia/ZKM, 2019). He runs “Terra Infecta,” a long-term research project about architecture and epidemiology, which has been supported by The New Institute and the Graham Foundation.
Nick Baker
Unit/Programme:Sustainable Environmental Design
Position:Course Tutor, , AA Graduate School
Bio: Nick Baker originally studied physics and after a brief period in medical physics, has spent most of his professional life working in architecture and building. His interests have included, energy modelling, daylight design, natural ventilation and thermal comfort, as well as the broader field of sustainable design. He has written and contributed to several books on these topics, including a book on Sustainable Refurbishment partly based on material from a recent EU funded demonstration project, where he served on the expert panel. More recently he has become interested in the way occupants interact with buildings and their surroundings, and in particular, the way their behaviour influences energy use. For much of his career he was a lecturer at Cambridge University Department of Architecture. He is now retired but is still involved as a visiting lecturer and external examiner at several universities.
Frederique Barchelard
Unit/Programme:Media Studies
Position:Course Consultant - Year 1, Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School
Bio: Frédérique Barchelard is an architect and painter. Her work aims to picture the contemporary strangeness of everyday beauty through architecture projects, sculptures, and large format paintings.
Barbara Constanza Barreda Larrea
Unit/Programme:Ring of Fire
Position:Course Lecturer, Ring of Fire, AA Visiting School
Bio: Barbara Barreda is a Chilean Architect and holds a Master in Architecture - Emergent Technologies and Design (EmTech) - from the Architectural Association School. Barbara is Co-Founder and Partner at BASE studio, an architectural systems design research platform with a systemic-thinking approach towards architecture. BASE´s work has been exhibited at the Venice Architecture Biennale, MoMA Museum of Modern Art, Salone del Mobile.Milano, among others. In 2017, Bárbara and BASE studio were finalists at YAP_Constructo from MoMA ́s Young Architects Program. Barbara has been a professor at Diego Portales and UDD Universities, teaching architectural design courses focused on experimental and generative design. Also, she has been part of the Board of Directors at Ciudad Emergente - a tactical urbanism laboratory - and collaborated with architecture practices in Santiago and London, in South America, USA, Europe and Asia.

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