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The Laboratory

Friday 7 – Saturday 15 September 2018

The laboratory is a cross-disciplinary initiative of the Architectural Association and the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. The laboratory brings together architects, artists, designers and researchers to speculate about focused agendas. The laboratory uses collective forms of teaching and learning, challenging disciplinary boundaries as well as the traditional student – teacher relationship.  


Future eating, future drinking, future love, future commuting, future dressing, shopping, working – what will our everyday life be like in the future? An aging population, artificially grown meat, a ban on plastics and further increased mobility? What role will architecture and design play in this context?

The Laboratory will look into possible near futures through an exploration of our social, cultural, spatial and technological present. The workshops will be run by experts from different fields and participants will develop focused narratives about our life tomorrow by addressing today’s challenges in the realm of everyday life.

Technical input will include structured writing, model and image making. A series of field trips will give participants the opportunity to explore centres of innovation in and around Stuttgart.

The laboratory will be based at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design, one of the oldest and biggest art schools in Germany sited adjacent to the Weissenhof Estate. Constructed in 1927 by architects such as Le Corbusier, Mies van der Rohe, Walter Gropius amongst others, it was an experimental prototype for future ways of living and a showcase for a new of architectural movement later known as the international style. 100 years on, the future of building is once again high on the Stuttgart’s agenda, hosting its second International Building Exhibition (IBA) in 2027.

To conclude this Visiting School, we will hold a public presentation as well as an exhibition and publication of the work.


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 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.

The deadline for applications is 6 September 2018

Ambassador Programme

The Stuttgart VS is offering the AA Ambassador Programme. This aims to provide discounted fees to participants who can coordinate group applications of 7 or more students. We welcome groups of university students, groups from offices, and groups of friends not affiliated to a specific university or office. If you are successful in registering a group of 7 participants you will receive an AA Certificate as an “AA Ambassador”, to be presented at AA Stuttgart Visiting School.
For more information, please email:

Stuttgart State Academy Scholarships

The Stuttgart VS is also offering 5 scholarships to students of Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. Please submit an online portfolio for assesment to:


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.

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.


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. 

Please email us at to request your concession code. 

Programme Heads

Marianne Mueller is a practising architect and academic. She is director of Casper Mueller Kneer Architects based in London and Berlin, a practice that has developed a particular reputation for producing spaces for the arts, culture and fashion. Recent projects include the critically acclaimed galleries for White Cube in Bermondsey, London, collaborations with Paris based fashion house Céline and exhibition designs for the Barbican Centre in London. A graduate of the Architectural Association, Marianne worked with Chora / Raoul Bunschoten, was Guest Professor at the Technical University in Berlin and Unit Master at the Architectural Association amongst other academic engagements. At the AA, she also curated the Concrete Geometries Research Cluster and co-directed the AA Berlin Laboratory for many years. Marianne has recently been appointed Professor at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design where she now leads the Chair of Architectural Design and Building Typology.

Fahim Mohammadi is a trained architect, civil engineer and educator, having studied at the Architectural Association in London, the Braunschweig University of Technology and the Anhalt University of Applied Sciences. He is appointed professor and Chair of Design Foundations and Experimental Design in Architecture and Industrial Design at the Stuttgart State Academy of Art and Design. Previously, he was Research Associate and deputy director of the Institute for Experimental Architecture at the Technical University in Braunschweig. Mohammadi’s research focuses on the role of aesthetic play in the history of design education since the Bauhaus, its reminiscences in today’s education and its potentials for the future.


Programme Heads
Marianne Mueller
Fahim Mohammadi

Head of Visiting School

Christopher Pierce

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

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