Architectural Humanities Research Association

The City 5 of 5: Keynote Lecture: Language, Planning and Politics

Series: Symposium
Date: Saturday 14 May 2011
Time: 18:00
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 80 mins

The Architectural Association is pleased to host the 8th AHRA Research Student Symposium. The one–day event will provide a platform for PhD candidates to discuss work in progress. The Symposium’s aim is to promote critical debate among presenters, respondents and the audience. The event will conclude with a lecture by Elia Zenghelis.


10.30 Coffee – Registration
10.50 Welcome, Dr Marina Lathouri

11.00–12.30 Session 1
11.00–11.20 Iris Lycourioti, University of Thessaly – N.T.U.A., Greece
Anti-Form: When is space fleeting contigency to see you?
11.20–11.40 Orsalia Dimitriou, Goldsmiths 
Public/ Squatted/ Autonomous/ Municipal/ Common Space
11.40–12.00 Amir Djalali, Berlage Institute – T.U. Delft
A Grammar of Common Space

12.00–12.30 Discussion

12.30 Lunch break

1.30–3.00 Session 2
1.30–1.50 Maros Krivy, University of Helsinki
Between planning and non-planning: Use of Culture in transformation of obsolete industrial Space
1.50–2.10 Vilmos Katona, Budapest University of Technology and Economics
Regionalism Reloaded
2.10–2.30 Karita Ching-Yeung Kan, Oxford University
Architecture of Show and Control: the spectacular and the vernacular in Chinese cities

2.30–3.00 Discussion

3.00–3.20 Coffee break

3.20–4.50 Session 3

3.20–3.40 Maria S. Guidici, Berlage Institute, The Netherlands
Commonplaces: Rethinking the Architecture of the Street
3.40–4.00 Eva Eylers, AA
The Modern Medical Institution and its Role within the City
4.00–4.20 Ross Adams, London Consortium
‘Validad’ and the Total State: Theological Foundations in the Construction of Liberal Universality
4.20–4.50 Discussion

4.50–5.10 Coffee break

5.10–5.30 Concluding Remarks, Dr Marina Lathouri

5.30–6.30 Keynote Lecture, Elia Zenghelis

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

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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.