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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Tuesday 12 November 2019
19.30
AA Lecture Hall
Mania Akbari with Eyal Weizman & Christina Varvia
Body Politics: The Architecture of Struggle from Cells to Territories
Open Seminar - Evidentiary Aesthetics
Wednesday 13 November 2019
13.00
AA Lecture Hall
The AA School Community in conversation
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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
18.30
AA Bookshop
Lea-Catherine Szacka
Biennials/Triennials: Conversations on the Geography of Itinerant Display
Book Launch
Thursday 14 November 2019
18.30
AA Lecture Hall
Tom de Paor in conversation with The Architectural Review
Imagined Ireland
New Canonical Histories
Friday 15 November 2019
17.00
33 First Floor Front
Pablo Pérez-Ramos
Time’s Arrow, Time’s Cycle: Evolution and Thermodynamics in Landscape Architecture
AA Landscape Urbanism History & Theory Seminar
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, Julian Siravo and Mathew Lawrence
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


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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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