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Loss as Architecture

Series: Art and Architecture: rooms, buildings, peninsulas; organised by Parveen Adams
Date: Friday 23 October 2015
Time: 18:30
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 90 mins

Jonas Dahlberg addresses architecture’s influence on how the body and mind experience the outside world. For the last ten years Jonas Dahlberg has developed a series of videos based on miniaturized architectural sets that are filmed through experimental methods. His practice includes public art works – most recently a large rotating sculpture which during daytime reflects the surroundings and during nighttime reflects the history of the surroundings - book projects, photography and a set design for an opera at the Grand Theatre in Geneva.

He won the Memorial Sites Competition for the victims of the 2011 Norwegian massacres. The first site - Memory Wound – a 3 1/2 metre wide slit in Sorbraten Peninsula, is now under production and to be opened July 22, 2016.

Dahlberg studied architecture at the Faculty of Engineering, LTH at Lund (1993-1995) and art at Malmø Art Academy (1995-2000). He has exhibited at a number of large galleries and institutions across the world, including the Neue Kunsthalle St Gallen, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art and Moderna Museet in Stockholm. He represented Sweden at the São Paulo Art Biennial and participated in the Norwegian biennial for contemporary art Momentum in Moss in 2004.

This lecture is part of the Term 1 lecture series Art and Architecture: rooms, buildings, peninsulas; organised by Parveen Adams. Other lectures in this series include Invisible Dead Room by Gregor Schneider, and The Imaginary Studio by Georges Rousse. 

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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.