Notice is hereby given that an Ordinary General Meeting of the Registered Members (“Council”) of the Architectural Association, Inc. will be held at 32 Bedford Square, First Floor Back, London, WC1 on Monday, 31 October 2016 at 7 p.m.

Date Submitted: 23/11/2016

Audiovisual office has moved

The Audiovisual Lab office has moved to No.36 Lower Mezzanine (the floor between Reception and DPL). 
The Green Room is operating as normal in No.39 Ground Floor.
Please contact Audiovisual for details.


Monday to Friday 10:00–18:00,
Student Loans 10:00–17:00
Lunch 13:00–14:00

Date Submitted: 23/11/2016

Green Room Software Update

The school has purchased BlackMagic Designs Fusion 8 described as " the world’s most advanced compositing software for visual effects artists, broadcast and motion graphic designers and 3D animators.”

Students and staff interested will need to use a software dongle available from Audiovisual.

Date Submitted: 23/11/2016

Video Archive

With justs under 3000 assets dating back to 1968, the AA Video Archive is one of the largest and most varied collections of its kind. Access it here on the AA YouTube channel:

Or through the AA Website:

Date Submitted: 23/11/2016

Source Material Blog

Students interested in video or are studying Video as part of Media Studies can find many examples of video work and complimentary art practice at

Joel Newman has run this blog since 2010.

Date Submitted: 23/11/2016

Competition: Place and Displacement: A Marketplace in Refugee Settlements

For full information visit

Date Submitted: 22/11/2016

OPEN JURY November 2016

Friday 4 November 2016, 10.30am - 4.30pm

Lecture Hall & Rear Presentation Space

  AM- 10.30-13:00 (Lecture Hall)
Sessions City
10:30 Landscape Urbanism (Shreya Save)
Diploma 2 (Norine Chu)
Diploma 10 (Kenneth Chow)
11:20 Diploma 2 (Samuel Esses)
Intermediate 7 (Erik Hoffman)
Diploma 11 (Laurence Lumley)
12:10 Diploma 10 (Wenjun Zheng)
Intermediate 7 (Raphael Fogel)
Landscape Urbanism (Nataly Nemkova)
Discussion Moderator Alfredo Ramirez
Internal Critics Carlos Villanueva Brandt, Alfredo Ramirez, Marco Vanucci, Kostas Grigoriadis, Arantza Ozaeta Cortázar and Álvaro Martín Fidalgo
Invited Critic Homa Farjadi
  PM 01- 14:00-16:30 (Rear Presentation Space) PM 02- 14:00-16:30 (Lecture Hall)
Sessions Architecture Event
14:00 Design Research Laboratory Intermediate 14 (Sofia Belenkey)
Diploma 5 (Lorenzo Perri) History and Theory (Federico Ortiz)
Diploma 16 (Michael Cheung) Projective Cities (Valerio Massaro)
14:50 EmTech (Syed Arshad, Xiaoxiao Luo and Diego Valdivia) Diploma 9
Diploma 16 (Sarah Goh) Diploma 7 (Pete Jiadong Qiang)
Intermediate 8 (Fang Lee) History and Theory (Constanza Larach)
15:40 Intermediate 10 (Alison Cheng and Eyal Amsili Giovannetti) Diploma 7
EmTech (Sharon Ann Philip, Zaqi Fathis ) Diploma 11 (David Schwizke)
Design Research Laboratory Intermediate 14 (Jakob Skote)
Discussion Moderator
Valentin Bontjes van Beek
Pernilla Ohrstedt
Internal Critics Mike Weinstock, Jonas Lundberg, Andrew Yau, Valentin Bontjes van Beek, Winston Hampel, Francisco González de Canales, Nuria Alvarez Lombardero Natasha Sandmeier, Samantha Hardingham, John Walter, Marina Lathouri, Pernilla Ohrstedt, Joseph Grima, Lara Lesmes, Fredrik Hellberg
Invited Critic Xavier de Kestelier Critic TBC
Date Submitted: 2/11/2016


Notice is hereby given that an Ordinary General Meeting of the Registered Members (“Council”) of the Architectural Association, Inc. will be held at 32 Bedford Square, First Floor Back, London, WC1 on Monday, 31 October 2016 at 7.00 p.m.

Date Submitted: 26/10/2016

Psychoanalysis and Architecture book launch introduction by Ana Araujo and Andrea Sabbadini

Psychoanalysis and Architecture - The Inside and the Outside

By Cosimo Schinaia

Published by Karnac Books

The book launch will take place on Saturday 22nd October 2016, from 10am to 1pm. The book will be introduced by Andrea Sabbadini (British Psychoanalytical Society) and Ana Araujo (London Architectural Association)

The Freud Museum, 20 Maresfield Gardens, London NW3 5SX

RSVP to Cosimo Schinaia:

Date Submitted: 19/10/2016

Julia Frazer and John H. Frazer are awarded to The Warren McCulloch Award of the American Society for Cybernetics 

For several decades, through teaching, research and professional practice, Julia and John Frazer have promoted cybernetic thinking and techniques in the field of architectural design, and thereby contributed significantly to the elevation of architecture from a craft to a digital practice and research discipline. In doing this, they have continually advocated for the use of computers to facilitate conversation, emergence and co-creation in the design process, and to provoke continual critical re-assessment of the role of the architect in society and the role of tools and technology in architectural design and production.

Along with numerous other contributions, Julia and John Frazer were among the very first who applied autonomous non-determinism in the context of adaptive architecture, and who promoted the use of computers as interactive, generative design tools. Julia and John Frazer furthermore pioneered the field of tangible computer interfaces with innovative machine-readable models designed to facilitate user participation in design processes. They inspired and contributed significantly to the digital toolkits deployed by architects around the world, and laid the intellectual and practical foundations that underpin the approaches by which digital technology applications are currently explored in many architecture and design curricula worldwide.

We make this award in recognition of Julia and John Frazer’s above achievements and their instrumental roles in promoting cybernetics in the fields of architecture and design.

Michael Lissack

President of the American Society for Cybernetics

Date Submitted: 18/10/2016

Johnston Marklee talk at the RA

Monday 17 October 2016 6.30 — 8pm

The RA welcomes Californian architects Johnston Marklee to talk about their work, which combines geometrical complexity with a calmness and efficiency in form and material.

For more details visit

Date Submitted: 12/10/2016

Director’s annual ‘Start of Year’ student feedback meetings

All students are invited to attend the relevant meetings listed below. These offer an opportunity to provide feedback to Brett as the academic year is now underway, and all are settling into unit/studio and work routines.

Meetings are held at 1.00 in the Rear Second Presentation Space.

Monday 17 October, 1pm Foundation and First Year students

Tuesday 18 October, 1pm Intermediate and Diploma students

Wednesday 19 October, 1pm Graduate students

Date Submitted: 12/10/2016

Drawing workshop led by artist Alexandra Blum

Would you like to explore urban space through drawing?

Come to a drawing workshop on the deck of a Minesweeper boat - led by artist Alexandra Blum

Sunday 16th October 2016, 10.30am – 4.30pm on board the Minesweeper Collective’s boat moored in Deptford Creek, South East London

For more ionformation please visit the email link

Date Submitted: 28/9/2016

Annual Student Design Charrette

The Annual Student Design Charrette will take place on 22 Oct at the Zaha-designed Roca London Gallery

View Website

Date Submitted: 21/9/2016


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