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New Paper

Monday 25 June – Friday 6 July 2018

Welcome to 2018, a year filled with emojis of hope and fear!

Today, we spend more time on the pixels of our black screens than we do asleep. 

The overload of information on our devices, plugged into a global neural network, is being consumed at rates that our biological hardware cannot keep up with. As a race, we collect more bits & bytes than we have ever done in human history - from the hot-headed tweets of the @RealDonaldtrump to black mirror visions of dark technological futures whilst #binging on #netflixs, to the promise of a seamless world with magic leap, this is the current world we live in.

Everything we experience is now being filtered through digital means and Architecture is no different. 

We now ingest space through the lenses of our iris’, which as a result, has fast forwarded our dreams into an electric new world. From the filters on social media, animoji avatars, decisions made on speculation, to a world where we will no longer be able to tell the difference between physically built objects to virtually rendered landscapes, this phenomenon fundamentally changes us.

New Paper sets out to explore the realms where Architecture is not physically constructed anymore, moving into the blurring of the virtual world within our day-to-day lives. Architectural drawings will move beyond mere representations but will be lived-in experiences. We intend to re-think Architecture through the lenses of today’s culture and will share our bold visions of what is to come next. 

There will be a new breed of Architects. Are you with us?


1) All application is processed by the University of Melbourne, see the Fees section below.
2) Once you complete enrolment at the University of Melbourne, you are registered to the programme and will receive an email from the programme coordinator. If the subject is over quota, we will inform you of the outcome in June.
3) The deadline for applications is 24th June 2018. The closing date for CAP or cross-institution program is 11th June 2018. For non-University of Melbourne students, we encourage you to apply early and contact the programme coordinator for information.
4) All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required and are advised to contact their home embassy early.


The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £860 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting membership fee. This fee is not inclusive of registration costs and additional fees related to assessed credits from the host institution, The University of Melbourne.
1) For University of Melbourne students, please enrol directly via the university portal.
2) For Non-Australian University enrolled students contact the AAVS Melbourne Programme Head via for further information regarding the (CAP) Community Access Program and how you may choose to study in either assessed or non-assessed mode.
For non-Australian University enrolled students:
For Australian University enrolled student (but not University of Melbourne student):
3) Enrolment for University of Melbourne (UoM), Non-University of Melbourne, and Non-Australian University enrolled applicants will need the following subject codes to complete the application:
· ABPL30063 _ AA Visiting School Undergraduate
· ABPL90386 _ AA Visiting School Post Graduate
4) Once you are enrolled with UoM, the Programme Head or local Coordinator will be in touch regarding online registration with the AA School.
Fees do not include flights or accommodation, but accommodation options can be advised. Students need to bring their laptops, digital equipment and model making tools. Please ensure this equipment is covered by your insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen at the workshop.
Fees do not include flights or accommodation

Melbourne School of Design,
The University of Melbourne 
Faculty of Architecture, Building and Planning
Bldg 133 Masson Road, VIC 3010

Programme Head

Mond Qu is the founder of United Make ( an experimental think-tank and multi-disciplinary studio based in Melbourne. Mond pushes the frontiers of design through the act of making; from deep materials research, visceral immersive experiences, interactive artworks to large-scale speculations. Working in research, practice and teaching internationally, Mond challenges designers to innovate and embrace the challenges of the 21st century.


Programme Head
Mond Qu

Programme Coordinator
Paul Loh

Head of Visiting School

Christopher Pierce

T +44 20 7887 4014
F +44 20 7414 0782

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