COUSINS, Mark

The Gesture - 3/8

Series: Mark Cousins Friday Lectures
Date: Friday 21 November 2014
Time: 17:00
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 60 mins

This year’s Friday lectures follow from the previous three years.  The Gesture is considered as a fundamental cultural act, one which is not restricted to the human body or indeed the human being but which indexes a movement in the world which has a strong affective dimension.  The lecture course considers this from the point of the origins of drawing and issues which normally slip out of the net of architectural theory such as shape and movement.  
The lectures will take place on the following Fridays in Term 1 (Term 2 dates to be announced):
Friday 31st October (Week 5)
Friday 14th November (Week 7)
Friday 21st November (Week 8)
Friday 5th December (Week 10)



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


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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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