Denkmal 36

Date: Thursday 15 March 2007
Time: 00:00
Running time: 125 mins

The parasitical works of Belgian artist Jan de Cock play out the relationship between sculpture, architecture and the legacy of modernism. His lecture, itself a form of sculpture, focuses on the breadth of his practice and the various interpretations that ensue from it. Recalling the pioneering period of 1920s Constructivism and De Stijl, Jan de Cocks laminated MDF interventions have graced museums around the world and international art festivals. Recent installations have taken place in front of Terragnis Casa del Fascio in Como, and Haus Konstruktiv in Zurich. Jan de Cock lives and works in Brussels. He has shown at Schirn Kunsthalle, Frankfurt; Tate Modern, London; De Appel, Amsterdam; and Manifesta 5, San Sebastian. His book, Denkmal, is a collection of his work and provides a critical context in relationship to twentieth-century art and architectural history.NB: No sound until the middle of Shumon Basar's introduction 12 mins into recording.

All lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students unless otherwise stated.

February 2020
Su M Tu W Th F Sa


AA Photo Library has DVD copies of Public Programme lectures dating back to 1974


Online Lectures
Lecture Archive



For any issues with video playback please contact
AA Digital Platforms

The Architectural Association, Inc. is incorporated as a company limited by guarantee (No.171402) and registered as a charity (No. 311083). Registered office: 36 Bedford Square, London WC1B 3ES, 020 7887 4000

Click here to read the AA’s latest review report.

Click here to read the AA’s latest action plan.



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.