Will Alsop & Paul Shepheard in conversation with Shumi Bose

On Writing and Building

Series: Evening Lecture
Date: Wednesday 3 May 2017
Time: 18:30
Venue: Lecture Hall
Running time: 78 mins

This discussion takes as its starting point the recent book by Paul Shepheard, “Buildings: Between Living Time and Rocky Space,” which launched at the AA in Term 1. In this conversation, Will Alsop, intrigued by Shepheard’s interrogation of the role of writing in relationship to building, will probe further to uncover why writing architecture and building architecture are so intertwined, as well as the intrinsic value of each in pushing the profession forward.


Paul Shepheard is a writer living in London, England. He is qualified as an architect but since the publication of What is Architecture? by the MIT Press in 1994 has gradually shifted the emphasis of his activities to writing and lecturing. He has two other books with the MIT Press, The Cultivated Wilderness, about landscape, 1997, and Artificial Love, about architecture and machines, 2003.  How To Like Everything, a utopia, was published by Zero Books in July 2013. Buildings: Between Living Time and Rocky Space, was published by CIRCA Press in October 2016. He has taught at the Architectural Association in London, the University of Texas at Austin, the Academie Van Bouwkunst in Amsterdam and Artesis, Antwerp. More details at www.paulshepheard.com.


Prof. Will Alsop OBE RA is a prominent architect and artist who established aLL Design in 2011. He was awarded the RIBA Stirling Prize for Peckham Library, London and the first RIBA World Award for The Sharp Centre for Design (OCADU), Toronto, amongst numerous accolades for a multitude of projects. His core values are innovation and expression with an emphasis on enjoyment - his practice is founded principally to 'make life better'. He sits on architectural advisory boards for Wandsworth and Kensington & Chelsea Councils and is Professor of TU Vienna and Professor of Architecture at Canterbury School of Architecture, UCA.


Shumi Bose is a teacher, curator and editor based in London. She is a senior lecturer in Contextual Studies for BA Architecture at Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, and teaches History and Theory Studies at the Architectural Association. In 2016, she co-founded the Real Review, a publication about architecture geared at a general readership, and regularly contributes to architectural books and magazines. With Finn Williams and Jack Self, Shumi co-curated Home Economics at the British Pavilion, for the 15th Venice Biennale of Architecture, 2016. In 2012, she was a curatorial collaborator with Sir David Chipperfield for Common Ground, the 13th Venice Biennale of Architecture.


Image: Money. Paul Shepheard, Buildings: Between Living Time and Rocky Space



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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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