FORMAT Issue 1 - Philosophy Format

Diagrams, Dialogues and Ideologues 2/5 Oscar Guardiola-Rivera, Robin Mackay and Alberto Toscano

Series: Format, Issue 1
Date: Thursday 30 June 2011
Time: 18:30
Venue: AA Gallery
Running time: 112 mins

Image: Jacques Lacan on television (1973)

Philosophy Format presents diaries, dialogues, Deleuze’s diagram paradigms, newspaper columns, lines of flight and the work of Collapse. Intrepid investigations. Contemporary inquiry.

Oscar Guardiola-Rivera is a writer, philosopher, columnist in Colombian newspaper El Espectador, Senior Lecturer at Birkbeck Law School and the Birkbeck Institute for the Humanities, University of London

Robin MacKay is a philosopher and editor of the journal Collapse.  He is also the translator of Alain Badiou's Number and Numbers and François Laruelle's The Concept of Non-Photography 

Alberto Toscano teaches sociology at Goldsmiths, University of London. He is the author of Fanaticism: On the Uses of an Idea and sits on the editorial board of Historical Materialism.


Further Format events:

6 July
Lecture format

Addressing the audience directly or not, sometimes with a soundtrack
With Victoria Camblin (writer and Cambridge University PhD candidate), Mark Cousins (director of History & Theory Studies, AA) and Tuomas Toivonen (architect & musician). 

8 July
Library format

Repositories, books in film and Abby Warburg’s shelving system
With Charles Arsène-Henry (writer and editor), Geoffrey Streatfield  (actor), Anna Madeley (actor) and François Quiviger (Assistant Librarian, Warburg Institute and writer)

11 July
Anniversary format

The numerology of remembering the past and revising history
Guest edited by sexymachinery (Shumon Basar, Dominik Kremerskothen, Patrick Lacey, Dagmar Radmacher, Benjamin Reichen, Kajsa Stahl, Maki Suzuki)

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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.