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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Wednesday 21 November 2018
13.00
AA Lecture Hall
Around the Table with Liza Fior and the vacuum cleaner (James Leadbitter)
On celebrating ‘madness’
Lunchtime Lecture
18.30
37 First Floor Front
James Westcott
Elements of Domestication
Evening Seminar, organised by the City/Architecture PhD programme
18.30
AA Bookshop
Joaquim Moreno
The university is now on air, broadcasting modern architecture
Book Launch
Thursday 22 November 2018
18.30
AA Lecture Hall
Peter Cook, Dennis Crompton and David Greene with Mike Webb from New York
ARCHIGRAM presents …
Evening Lecture
Monday 26 November 2018
18.30
AA Lecture Hall
Freek Persyn (51N4E), Pooja Agrawal & Finn Williams (Public Practice), Rory McGrath (OK-RM), and Flavien Menu (Office for Cities)
Forms of Alliance
Critical Practice


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AADRL Work in Progress

AA Gallery


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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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