Architecture in Translation

Silver Gala Auction and Exhibition

AA Gallery 20/11/2019 - 6/12/2019
20 November until 06 December inclusive.

Private Preview at the Silver Gala on Tuesday 19 November, tickets available here

Opening Hours: Monday - Saturday, 10am - 6pm (not including Bank Holidays)

Today there are 7111 languages spoken around the world but it is estimated that by the turn of the century nearly half of the world’s languages are likely to be extinguished. At the AA we have students from more than 81 nationalities and we speak more than 40 languages. To celebrate and build on this diversity, and to recognise the value of language in the production of space and ideas, this year we are launching Architecture in Translation, a project that aims to build a multilingual and multicultural approach to architecture today.

An exhibition of works donated by celebrated architects and artists is on display from 19 November - 6 December and are auctioned at the Silver Gala to raise funds to support the AA Public Programmes and Publications.

ARTWORK DONORS:

Flavie Audi
Tatiana Bilbao
Nigel Coates
Revital Cohen & Tuur van Balen
Douglas Coupland
Thomas Heatherwick
Steven Holl
Toyo Ito
Alfredo Jaar
Sam Jacob
Julia Koerner
Kengo Kuma
Lawrence Lek
Thom Mayne
Farshid Moussavi
Tom Sachs
Fredrikson Stallard
Bernard Tschumi
Roger Zogolovitch


Contact details

Director's Office:
T: +44 (0)20 7887 4026
directorsoffice@aaschool.ac.uk

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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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