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Vere van Gool

The Art Exodus

Series: Summer School
Date: Friday 5 July 2019
Time: 13:00
Venue: AA Lecture Hall
Running time: 0 mins

In 2019, about 300 biennales will open globally. That is more biennales than there are countries. In 2019, there will be 55,000 museums worldwide. That is 3 times more museums than hospitals. In 2019, art and culture will contribute 4,3% to the GDP of the United States. That is more than agriculture and transport combined.

Art must be doing something right, but what exactly? More importantly, what do we want art to be doing?

This lecture by Vere van Gool will chronicle a short history of Institutional Critique alongside an overview of her most recent curatorial projects— a geography of video art in Lower Manhattan, a forum for ideas at the New Museum in New York, a roaming radio laboratory in Detroit, Athens, and Arles, a self-built sauna in Chinatown, a residency program in Singapore, and work from her time at Forensic Architecture and as a student at the Architectural Association

Vere van Gool is a curator and writer based in New York. She is the Associate Director of IdeasCity at the New Museum in New York. Vere’s writing has been featured in BOMB Magazine, e-flux, PIN UP Magazine, and Vogue. She has presented her work at the Gwangju Biennale, Harvard University, Het Nieuwe Instituut, Matadero Madrid and Storefront for Art and Architecture.

Image: Andrea Fraser's Museum Highlights: A Gallery Talk, 1989

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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.