Giorgio Talocci, PhD, MSc, MArch, BSc

Studio Master, Housing and Urbanism, AA Graduate School

Professional qualifications

Member no. 19606 of the Architects’ Register of the Province of Rome, Italy (Albo degli Architetti, Conservatori, Pianificatori, Paesaggisti della Provincia di Roma) The Higher Education Academy Fellow (recognition reference PR093612, date of recognition 14 October 2015)

Research Interest

Giorgio’s main research interests revolve around the decommodification and re-politicisation of the contemporary production of urban space, and on the way obsolescing dynamics are purposely used to govern urban territories and their populations.


Giorgio Talocci is an architect, design researcher and educator. He is currently a Lecturer (Teaching and Research) at the Welsh School of Architecture, Teaching Fellow at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (UCL), and a Studio Masters at the Architectural Association (Housing as Urbanism Masters course). In the past, he has worked at the Sheffield School of Architecture and the Birmingham School of Architecture and Design. He has experience as design researcher and community architect in UK, Italy, Cambodia, Vietnam, Philippines, Myanmar, Iran, Somaliland, Turkey, Brazil. His recent article “The de-politicisation of housing policies: the case of Borei Keila land-sharing in Phnom Penh, Cambodia” (2018) has been awarded the Best Early Career Article prize by the International Journal of Housing Policy.


2018, Giorgio Talocci, Camillo Boano, The de-politicisation of housing policies: the case of Borei Keila land-sharing in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, International Journal of Housing Policy, 18, 2

2017, Camillo Boano, Giorgio Talocci, noperative design. ‘Not doing’ and the experience of the Community Architects Network, City, 21, 6

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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.