STEYERL, Hito

Artist Talks Series, organised by Parveen Adams

Series: Artist Talks
Date: Friday 11 February 2011
Time: 18:30
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 65 mins

Hito Steyerl is concerned to loosen ‘documentary’s complicity with dominant forms of a politics
of truth’ in the examination of the relations between the global economy and film. She focuses on
the image as a restless and transitory object, subject to violent dislocation in what she calls ‘the
vicious cycles of audiovisual capitalism’. She draws out the reality of this dislocation in varied
and skilful ways in her video-work, involving the audience while refusing it the comforts of
identification.
She trained as a filmmaker and has a PhD in philosophy. She is a prolific writer of theoretical
texts and essays. She has exhibited in Manifesta 5, Documenta 12, the 2008 Shanghai Biennale
and most recently in London, Bristol and Edinburgh

 



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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 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.

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