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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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Friday 22 February 2019
Victoria and Albert Museum
Curator led visit:
‘A Home for All: Six Experiments in Social Housing’ Exhibition
Members' and Alumni Event
Front Members' Room
Amica Dall, Anthony Meacock & Giles Smith, Shin Egashira, Lionel Devlieger, Maarten Gielen & Aude-Line Duliere
Making and Un-Making
Cocktails and Conversation
Monday 25 February 2019
AA Lecture Hall
Rory Hyde, Harriet Harriss and Eva Franch
Critical Practice: Affording Risk
Evening Lecture
Tuesday 26 February 2019
Salters' Hall Tour
Membership and Alumni Building Visit
AA Lecture Hall
Julian Leinhard
New Hybrids
Evening Lecture
AA Gallery
Eyal Weizman with Christina Varvia and Merve Anil
Evidentiary Aesthetics
Open Seminars
Wednesday 27 February 2019
AA Lecture Hall
Organised by Quotidien and AArchitecture
Around the Table
Thursday 28 February 2019
AA Lecture Hall
Léopold Lambert
Weaponised Architecture: Towards a Revolutionary Practice of the Discipline
New Canonical Histories

AA Exhibitions

No exhibitions for this period

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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.