Thanos Zartaloudis, LLB (Hons) PhD

PhD External 2nd Supervisor

Professional qualifications

Architectural Syndicate, Athens. PGCHE, UCL, IoE.

Research Interest

Zartaloudis' has a core interest in philosophy, his doctorate in philosophy was on Martin Heidegger and Giorgio Agamben and the notion of the human in their thought. He has published widely in the fields of law, philosophy and social and political theory as well as, more recently, history. His latest monograph is Giorgio Agamben: Power, Law and Uses of Criticism (Routledge). He is currently completing his book titled The Birth of Nomos (EUP, 2018) which is an extensive exploration of the wor


Dr. Thanos Zartaloudis was born in Athens, Greece and has been living and working in the UK since 1993. He is an academic, working currently as a Reader in Legal theory and history at the University of Kent, where he teaches at Kent Law School in Canterbury. He convenes there a year long course on Immigration, Asylum and Refugee Law and a course titled Law, Space and Power, that fuses architectural theory, urban planning and legal thought. He was earlier teaching at the University of London, Bir


2018-19, Thanos Zartaloudis, The Birth of Nomos, Edinburgh University Press
Monograph 9781474442008

2011, Thanos Zartaloudis, Giorgio Agamben: Law, Power and the Uses of Criticism, Routledge

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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 Diploma), 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.