The AA's Public Programme consists of an extensive series of public events dedicated to contemporary architectural culture: exhibitions, members' events, lectures, seminars, conferences, book launches and publications. Each year architectural theorists and practitioners, writers, performing artists, musicians and art historians are invited to speak at the AA. Whether as part of the series of Evening Lectures or Visiting Theory Seminars or Artist Talks, these events bring together different parts of the school and form an essential component of an AA education.

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All lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students unless otherwise stated.

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Wednesday 16 October 2019
14.00
32 First Floor Back
Pier Vittorio Aureli & Maria S. Giudici
Session 2: The Rise of Large-Scale Infrastructure
Open Seminar - On the Origins of Capitalist Urban Space
18.30
AA Cinema
AA Cinema
Close-Up
Film Screening
Thursday 17 October 2019
18.30
AA Lecture Hall
Sheng-Yuan Huang
Living with the Sky, Water and Mountains: A Path towards Freedom
New Canonical Histories
Friday 18 October 2019
18.30
AA Lecture Hall
Fran Edgerley, Assemble
Mops, fives and UBI
Open Day Lecture
Monday 21 October 2019
18.30
AA Lecture Hall
Organised by Silvana Taher & Matilde Cassani; Michael Smythe and Thomas Thwaites
Session 3: What is a state of nature? - Green is not a colour
Open Seminar - Plan the Planet
Wednesday 23 October 2019
14.00
32 First Floor Back
Pier Vittorio Aureli & Maria S. Giudici
Session 3: The Commodification of Domestic Space and the Rise of ‘Social Housing’
Open Seminar - On the Origins of Capitalist Urban Space
Thursday 24 October 2019
18.30
AA Lecture Hall
Volkan Alkanoglu
In Pursuit of Novel Form
New Canonical Histories
18.30
AA Cinema
AA Cinema
Homo Urbanus
Film Screenings
Friday 25 October 2019
16.00
Putney High Street
Tyen Masten
Building Visit: ONE Putney
Membership & Alumni Events
18.30
AA Lecture Hall
Revital Cohen & Tuur Van Balen
Spit on the Carpet
Artists' Talks with Parveen Adams
Monday 28 October 2019
18.00
AA Lecture Hall
Paola Antonelli
Design and Politics: Exhibitions for the Real World
Experimental Methods Keynote
Wednesday 30 October 2019
18.30
AA Cinema
AA Cinema
Lion Hunting with Bow and Arrow (La chasse au lion à l'arc)
Film Screening
Friday 1 November 2019
18.30
AA Bookshop
Ken Yeang
Saving the Planet by Design: Reinventing our world through ecomimesis
Book Launch
Monday 4 November 2019
18.30
AA Lecture Hall
Organised by John Palmesino & Ann-Sofi Rönnskog (Territorial Agency); Emanuele Coccia (SciencesPo, Paris), Charlie Kronick (Greenpeace), Jan Zalasiewicz (Anthropocene Working Group) and Catherine Russell (University of Leicester)
Session 4: Anthropocene: when are we?
Open Seminar - Plan the Planet
Wednesday 6 November 2019
14.00
32 First Floor Back
Pier Vittorio Aureli & Maria S. Giudici
Session 4: The Invention of the Factory and the Organisation of the Labour Force
Open Seminar - On the Origins of Capitalist Urban Space
Thursday 7 November 2019
18.30
AA Lecture Hall
Minsuk Cho
Before/After Canons
New Canonical Histories
Monday 11 November 2019
18.30
AA Lecture Hall
Organised by John Palmesino & Ann-Sofi Rönnskog (Territorial Agency); Tim Lenton (Global Systems Institute, Exeter), Frédérique Aït-Touati (SciencesPo, Paris)
Session 5: What is a revolution?
Open Seminar - Plan the Planet
Wednesday 13 November 2019
14.00
32 First Floor Back
Pier Vittorio Aureli & Maria S. Giudici
Session 5: The Emergence of the Welfare State
Open Seminar - On the Origins of Capitalist Urban Space
Thursday 14 November 2019
18.30
AA Lecture Hall
Tom de Paor in conversation with The Architectural Review
Imagined Ireland
New Canonical Histories
Monday 18 November 2019
18.30
AA Lecture Hall
Organised by José Alfredo Ramirez with Ed Wall and Tim Waterman; Fernanda Balata, David Powell, AAction Group, Lindsay Bremner & Adrienne Buller with more speakers to be confirmed
Session 6: How do we confront a world on fire? - Design and The Green New Deal on a Warming Planet
Open Seminar - Plan the Planet
Tuesday 19 November 2019
18.30
36 Bedford Square
Silver Gala 2019
Celebrating Architecture in Translation
Fundraising Dinner
Wednesday 20 November 2019
14.00
32 First Floor Back
Pier Vittorio Aureli & Maria S. Giudici
Session 6: From Capital to Reform
Open Seminar - On the Origins of Capitalist Urban Space
Thursday 21 November 2019
18.30
AA Lecture Hall
Nana Oforiatta-Ayim
AYAN - New Ways of Seeing
New Canonical Histories
Monday 25 November 2019
18.30
AA Lecture Hall
Organised by John Palmesino & Ann-Sofi Rönnskog (Territorial Agency); Davor Vidas (Fridtjof Nansen Institute, Oslo), Alain Pottage (London School of Economics) with more speakers to be confirmed
Session 7: Is law from the Holocene?
Open Seminar - Plan the Planet
Tuesday 26 November 2019
18.30
AA Lecture Hall
Ines Weizman
Dust & Data. Traces of the Bauhaus across 100 Years
New Canonical Histories
Thursday 28 November 2019
18.30
AA Lecture Hall
Samia Henni
Anticolonial Commitments
New Canonical Histories
Monday 2 December 2019
18.30
AA Lecture Hall
John Palmesino & Ann-Sofi Rönnskog (Territorial Agency)
Session 8: Climate Peace
Open Seminar - Plan the Planet


AA Exhibitions


16.09.2019
08.06.2020

AA Honours, Prizes & Exemplary Projects 2018-19

AA Residence (33 Ground Floor Front)


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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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