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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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Monday 2 March 2020
Coal Drops Yard, 2 Bagley Walk, Kings Cross, London N1C 4PQ
Heatherwick Studio
Building Visit: Coal Drops Yard
Membership & Alumni Event
AA Lecture Hall
Stephan Trüby - please note updated date
Right-wing Spaces
Performance, Protest and Politics, organised by Theo Lorenz
Tuesday 3 March 2020
AA Lecture Hall
Dark Matter Laboratories: Indy Johar and Carlotta Conte
The Boring Revolution
Rules-Systems-Becoming: Recoding Architecture
John Lyons Theatre
Effie (Yuan Gu)
MFA Spatial Performance and Design (AAIS) performance
Wednesday 4 March 2020
AA Bookshop
Patrick Lynch (editor), Simon Henley and David Grandorge
On Intricacy: The Work of John Meunier Architect
Book Launch
AA Lecture Hall
Eyal Weizman
Atmospheres: The weaponisation of doubt
Open Seminar - Evidentiary Aesthetics: Architectural Investigations into the Politics of Bodies
Thursday 5 March 2020
32 Bedford Square, First Floor Back
Marina Lathouri with guest speaker Tao DuFour
Empathy and the Phenomenological Ethnography of Space
History and Critical Thinking and PhD Debates, History ‘In Translation’
LOHA, 4106 West Jefferson Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90016
AA Alumni Reunion
Los Angeles
Membership and Alumni Events
Saturday 7 March 2020
Angelspace, 27 - 28 St Alban's Place, London, N1 0NX
Li' er Chen in collaboration with Studio*
MFA Spatial Performance and Design (AAIS) performance

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.