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Nigel Coates

Exhibition Talk: David in Voxtacity

Series: Member & Alumni Event
Date: Tuesday 15 October 2019
Time: 18:30
Venue: Betts Project, 100 Central St, London EC1V 8AJ
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Join architect and AA alumnus Nigel Coates as he talks through his current exhibition Nigel Coates: David in Voxtacity at Betts Project.


The works in David in Voxtacity emerge from a theoretical environment Coates calls Voxtacity which revives the area of Vauxhall in London, as a pleasure garden in the more recent tradition of the expo or the theme park.


The exhibition comprises of a series of paper sculptures and watercolours portraying a collection of buildings and pavilions that epitomise the historic layout of the eighteenth century gardens. Each of these abstractions is a variation of Michelangelo’s iconic figure and explore how the three levels of a building can generate fluid humanistic connotations.


Meet at 6:25pm at Betts Project, 100 Central St, London EC1V 8AJ. A glass of wine will be served on arrival. Find out more about Betts Project.


This event is open to AA Members (including AA Students and Staff). Become a member. Booking is essential. Book your place here.


AA Students go for free - the booking fee will be refunded to students if they attend the event


Image: David No.6, 2019, Nigel Coates, courtesy of Betts Project



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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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