Miraj Ahmed, BA (Hons) DipArch

Course Tutor - Year 1, Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School Unit Master, Diploma 1, AA Undergraduate School Course Tutor - Intermediate , Media Studies, AA Undergraduate School

Professional qualifications

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Research Interest

I have been interested in the way that architecture informs art and vice versa. This has been reflected in my teaching - foundation through to Diploma within architecture school and also BA Drawing at Camberwell. The notion that imagination and culture drives everything - that even science is a product of subjectivity - is something that I explore both in my work and teaching. Alfred Jarry, William Blake, George Bataille, Foucault and theories of the void have fed the unit agenda - in terms of

Biography:

I am an Artist and Architect. Graduating with DipArch (with distinction) in Architecture from Canterbury College of Art, I have worked within a range of award winning practices such as Pierre d'Avoine Architects and Stanton Williams on projects that have been published at home and abroad. Projects have ranged from domestic / residential to commercial, cultural and arts buildings at various stages of development. Many projects within practice have been research based, through competitions and

Exhibitions

2018, Group Exhibition, John Moores Painting Prize
Selected for exhibition in Walker Art Gallery, Liverpool.

2017, Miraj Ahmed, Nicolas Feldmeyer, Richard Wentworth, Right Through You, Slice, Koppel Project Hive, High Holborn
A site specific work in which three artists engaged site specifically with individual installations. Miraj Ahmed's installation, 'Slice', negated the ground floor gallery space with two stretched fabric layers at head height - the remaining slice of space connected street to the back of the gallery space.

Publications

2016, Miraj Ahmed, Horizontal and Vertical Exchange, REAL, REAL, Symbolic Exchange
Symbolic Exchange describes art projects carried out within the Peckham Carpark - organised by Bold Tendencies. The article Horizontal and Vertical Exchange explores the nature of multustory car park as art space and Richard Wentworth's roof intervention and its relation to the space and the city. ISBN 978-0-9935474-0-9

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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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