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 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
13.00
AA Lecture Hall
The AA School Community in conversation
Diversity
Directions
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


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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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