Feet & Hinges (and Other Literary Models) Artist Talks Series organised by Parveen Adams

Series: Artist Talks Series
Date: Friday 27 January 2012
Time: 18:30
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 89 mins

Christy Lange has noted that Beasley’s ‘sculptures and photographs, as mute and minimal as they appear, unexpectedly open onto literary worlds’. Working between sculpture and photography - often printing at a 1:1 scale – allows Beasley to ask sculptural questions of the photographic and to interrogate the sculptural from the position of the photographic object. Conceptual and instinctual attitudes are bound intensely into the centre of her practice.

Becky Beasley lives and works in St Leonards on Sea, UK. Exhibitions include: Art Now, Tate Britain (2012); Spike Island, Bristol (2013); The Outside, Francesca Minini (2011); 13 Pieces 17 Feet, Serpentine Gallery Pavilion (2010); British Art Show 7: In The Days of the Comet (touring 2010/11); Structure and Material, Arts Council Collection (touring 2010/11); La Carte D’Après Nature, curated by Thomas Demand, NMNM, Monaco (2010) Matthew Marks Gallery, New York (2011).

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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 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.