This is a comprehensive list of lectures at the AA. Most lectures are available online here or on DVD from the photolibrary. Online lectures can be seen here.

  Date Name Title Run time
view 18/11/2019 Organised by José Alfredo Ramirez with Ed Wall and Tim Waterman; Fernanda Balata, David Powell, AAction Group, Lindsay Bremner, Adrienne Buller, Julian Siravo and Mathew Lawrence Session 6: How do we confront a world on fire? - Design and The Green New Deal on a Warming Planet 0 mins
view 15/11/2019 Pablo Pérez-Ramos Time’s Arrow, Time’s Cycle: Evolution and Thermodynamics in Landscape Architecture 0 mins
view 14/11/2019 Tom de Paor in conversation with The Architectural Review Imagined Ireland 78 mins
view 13/11/2019 The AA School Community in conversation Agendas 0 mins
view 13/11/2019 Pier Vittorio Aureli & Maria S. Giudici Session 5: The Emergence of the Welfare State 0 mins
view 13/11/2019 Lea-Catherine Szacka Biennials/Triennials: Conversations on the Geography of Itinerant Display 0 mins
view 12/11/2019 Mania Akbari with Eyal Weizman & Christina Varvia Body Politics: The Architecture of Struggle from Cells to Territories 121 mins
view 11/11/2019 Organised by John Palmesino & Ann-Sofi Rönnskog (Territorial Agency); Tim Lenton (Global Systems Institute, Exeter) Session 5: What is a revolution? 81 mins
view 7/11/2019 Minsuk Cho Before/After Canons 70 mins
view 6/11/2019 Pier Vittorio Aureli & Maria S. Giudici Session 4: The Invention of the Factory and the Organisation of the Labour Force 0 mins
view 4/11/2019 Organised by John Palmesino & Ann-Sofi Rönnskog (Territorial Agency); Hilary Koob-Sassen; Charlie Kronick (Greenpeace), Jan Zalasiewicz (Anthropocene Working Group) and Catherine Russell (University of Leicester) Session 4: Anthropocene: when are we? 79 mins
view 1/11/2019 Autumn Jury . 0 mins

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THE AA RECEIVES THE POWER TO AWARD ITS OWN DEGREES

The Architectural Association receives Taught Degree Awarding Powers by the Lords of Her Majesty’s Most Honourable Privy Council.

The Architectural Association (AA), the oldest independent school of architecture in the United Kingdom, is pleased to announce that it has been granted the power to award its own degrees. As of 1 October 2019, the AA has the right to establish new academic programmes and degree awards and is working to create some of the world’s most pioneering courses in architecture to shape and build the future.

Taught Degree Awarding Powers (TDAP) give UK higher education institutions the right to award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Prospective students worldwide can apply to the AA Foundation Course (Foundation Certificate), Experimental Programme BA(Hons), Diploma Programme (MArch), and nine taught postgraduate programmes encompassing History and Critical Thinking in Architecture (MA), Projective Cities (Taught MPhil) and Sustainable Environmental Design (MSc/MArch), amongst others.

AA Director, Eva Franch said, ‘since our founding in 1847 we have never ceased to create new horizons, institutionally and academically. This is a significant milestone for the AA and demonstrates how we have grown and progressed as an institution that has always valued independence. Receiving TDAP marks a new era for our institution; these are exciting times for the AA. The process has required considerable work from all members of staff and students. I would like to take this opportunity to credit them for this major achievement’.

President of the AA Council, Victoria Thornton added, ‘the TDAP process has recognised our strong governance, academic standards, scholarship and teaching as well as the environment supporting the delivery of taught higher education programmes’.

The School’s application for Taught Degree Awarding Powers was supported by the Architects Registration Board, the Royal Institute of British Architects and The Open University.

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