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Series: Around the Table
Date: Wednesday 23 January 2019
Time: 13:00
Venue: AA Lecture Hall
Running time: 0 mins

You will be opening up a collective insight into the notion of RECOGNITION. Recognition is a response to an event, a person, or an object in the form of a memory drawn up; a recollection, or an identification of a subject from previous encounters or knowledge. Recognition as … identification |  recall | remembrance | recollection | acknowledgement | acceptance | admission | concession | granting | appreciation | gratitude | credit | commendation | acclamation … and many other moments and conceptualisations which you will hopefully be bringing into the table. 

Each lecture presents fragments of material from Quotidien and AArchitecture issues, through the invitation of authors of articles that have been submitted to either publication, as well as other guests whose work might be relevant to the theme of the lecture. The lectures aim to generate conversation between and amongst students, through the following themes; Recognition, Copyright and Esoteric, that we feel are especially pertinent to students in the AA, but also adequately addressed within the school community. Each lecture proposes to bring together 4-5 guest speakers who would present his or her work, in slides of text and visual images, and how it relates to the relevant theme  for approximately 5 minutes, before a general 30 minute roundtable discussion that will be chaired and moderated by one of us, that is open to the audience and other students to participate and ask questions as well.

Image: The sea, credit: Quotidien Archive - Michael Ho

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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.