Shanghai Shanghai Visiting School 2017

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Shanghai

Urban Intel

Friday 6 – Saturday 14 July 2018

Within the context of China’s unprecedented pace and extent of urbanisation, AAVS Shanghai continues to probe the consequences for urbanism of today’s accelerated technological development occurring within the current transition in industrial paradigm towards information-based intelligence.

The particular post-industrial context of Shanghai within the Yangtze River Delta (pop.90m), serves as the AAVS programme’s urban laboratory to explore, comprehend and shape our approach to the 21st century city. Students will be introduced to concepts, skills and instruments with which to harness the complexities of industrial, technological and urban change. Speculations regarding an Intelligent Urbanism will be led by a haptic approach to discovering the (mis-) uses of a diverse array of technological apparatus, including data sensing, capture, simulation and analysis, the Internet of Things, automation, AI, AR, VR, and production hardware targeting materialsation by the use of 3D printing, CNC milling, and Kuka robotics, all available in the programme’s host’s workshops in Shanghai.

Hosted again at the China 3D Printing Museum in the Innovation Belt of Shanghai, AAVS Shanghai targets these agendas and methods with the aim to discover the cultural, social and spatial repercussions of these emerging technologies upon the city. 

Applications

1) You can make an application by completing the online application found under ‘Links and Downloads’ on the AA Visiting School page. If you are not able to make an online application, email visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk for instructions to pay by bank transfer. 
2) Once you complete the online application and make a full payment, you are registered to the programme. A CV or a portfolio is not required.

The deadline for applications is 5 July 2018

Visas 
All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required, and are advised to contact their home embassy early. After payment of fees, the AA School can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop.

Insurance
All participants are reponsible for their own insurance including travel and health insurance. All participants also need to ensure that any equipment and valuable items such as laptops are covered by their own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen.

Fees

The AA Visiting School requires a fee of £695 per participant, which includes a £60 Visiting membership fee.

Fees do not include flights or accommodation, but accommodation options can be advised. Students need to bring their own laptops, digital equipment and model making tools. Please ensure this equipment is covered by your own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen at the workshop.

Eligibility

The workshop is open to current architecture and design students, phd candidates and young professionals. Software Requirements: Rhino (SR7 or later), Adobe Creative Suite, Maya, Processing.

Programme Head

Tom Verebes is the Provost of Turenscape Academy and the Director of OCEAN CN, based in Hong Kong and Beijing. In 2016, he had held Visiting Professor roles at University of Pennsylvania, RMIT, Singapore University of Technology & Design and University of Tokyo. Former roles include: Associate Dean (2011-2014), and Associate Professor at The University of Hong Kong (2009-2016); Co-Director of the DRL at the AA, where he had taught from 1996 to 2009; and, Guest Professor at Akademie der Buildenden Künste ABK Stuttgart (2004-2006). Verebes has published over 150 books, chapters, articles and project features; has exhibited in over 50 venues worldwide, and has lectured extensively in Asia, Europe, North America, Africa and the Middle East.

Sponsors

China 3D Print Cultural Museum, Baoshan District, Shanghai
Xuberance, Shanghai



Contacts

Programme Head
Tom Verebes

AA Shanghai QQ ID: 361242585

AA Shanghai WeChat ID: aavs_shanghai

Head of Visiting School

Christopher Pierce

T +44 20 7887 4014
F +44 20 7414 0782
visitingschool@aaschool.ac.uk


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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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