Frauke Stenz for Massimiliano Fuksas

Lost in translation 30

Date: Thursday 29 April 2010
Time: 18:03
Running time: 60 mins

                          ‘When the capacity to analyse is lacking for a period in our history or in our lives, often we are led to believe that what we are dealing with is a moment of transition. In some cases there is nothing to help us understand the complexity of the phenomena; in others, intuition is simply not enough. I believe that in the past few years we have been hurtling through a major upheaval that in terms 
of its size and impact is more important than the great industrial revolution. The speed at which this is taking place is indicated by the images that are projected so quickly that they seem to come from a fast-moving car and days and months are lived in just a few moments.’

Frauke Stenz will talk about different studio projects.
Frauke  Stenz, born in Cologne, in 1973. Degree in architecture at the University La Sapienza in Rome, She joined Massimiliano Fuksas Associati in 2004. She is a senior architect with experience in landscape and model making.

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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’.

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