VIDLER, Anthony

Troubles in Heterotopia – Occupied Spaces: New York and Istanbul to the ‘68 Revolution

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Date: Wednesday 12 February 2014
Time: 18:00
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 89 mins

Occupation politics, while new in the current neoliberal economic regime, has long been a staple of political action. The lecture will consider the political practice and theory of ‘occupation’ since 1968, and review its effects with reference to the spatial, political and theoretical activism of Foucault, Deleuze, Lefebvre, Althusser, Badiou, Balibar (the theorists of ‘68), with respect to the temporal theories of traditional Marxism.


Anthony Vidler is a historian and critic, trained in architecture at Cambridge, who has taught at Princeton, Cornell, UCLA, and most recently at Cooper Union and Brown University. His recent books are James Frazer Stirling and Histories of the Immediate Present



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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 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.

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