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Fernanda Canales

From Beds to Sidewalks

Series: Summer School
Date: Wednesday 10 July 2019
Time: 18:30
Venue: AA Lecture Hall
Running time: 0 mins

Fernanda Canales holds a PhD from the Escuela Técnica Superior de Arquitectura de Madrid, Spain, and an MA from the Universidad Politécnica de Cataluña, Barcelona. Her work has been distinguished with several international awards, such as the Emerging Voices Award from The Architectural League of New York in 2018. She was finalist of the Dorfsman Award by the Royal Academy of Arts in London, and is author of the books Shared Strutures, Private Space (Actar 2019), Vivienda Colectiva en México (Gustavo Gili, 2017), and Architecture in Mexico 1900-2010 (Arquine, 2013). Her work has been widely exhibited, among other venues, at the Museum of Modern Art in San Francisco, The Gallatin Gallery in New York and the Venice Biennale.

Fernanda Canales will show her most recent work, specifically focusing in housing projects built in Mexico. She will speak about broader dwelling issues dealing with identity, urban development, migration, temporality, and production. Her selected projects propose different ways to imagine how to revoke the oppositions between living and working, the urban and the rural, and the individual and the collective.

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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.