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PhD Presentations

Series: PhD Presentations
Date: Wednesday 4 December 2019
Time: 09:00
Venue: 33 First Floor Front
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Join us for a day of PhD presentations. Guest critics Hamed Khosravi (AA), Marina Otero Verzier (RCA- Het Nieuwe Instituut), and Gabriele Mastrigli (UNICAM) will review 13 in-progress theses from the Architectural Association’s PhD programme.

Full abstracts available here:

9.00 Sebastian Clark
The Invention of Extinction: The Architecture of Liberal Law in Van Diemen’s Land

9.25 Anna Font
Toward a Genealogical Architecture: A treatise of organizational principles

9.50 Takako Hasegawa
Choreography of Architecture: Re-evaluating Physical Spatial Intelligence; Cross-Fertilising Choreography with Architecture

10.15 Lola Lozano Lara
Vecindad: Redistribution of Domestic Space in Mexico 1810 – 2020

10.40 Brendon Carlin
Non-Typological Architecture: Deterritorialising Interiors in Contemporary Japan

11.15 Naina Gupta
A Curious Constellation: An International Sensibility and Modern Architecture

11.50 Ioanna Piniara
We Have Never Been Private! The Housing Project in Neoliberal Europe


2 PM Enrica Mannelli
The Social Factory: Social Movements from Autonomy to Precarity, Italy, 1962–2020

2.35 Dorette Panagiotopoulou
Language and Voice | Prophetic Speech
The Delphic Oracle: The Tension between Written and Spoken Word

3.10 Chiara Toscani
Cities After Nature: On the Contemporary Notion of Nature and its Effects on the City

3.45 Elena Paca
The Studioification of The Home: The Artist’s Studio in Europe and America from 1600 to Today

4.20 Aylin Tarlan
Figure Ground: The Process of Prioritization in Representing Urban Form

4.55 Lukas Pauer
Staging Facts on the Ground: On the Material Power of
Sovereignty Markers in Contested Domains

5.30 General remarks to be concluded by 6 pm

All lectures are open to members of the public, staff and students unless otherwise stated.

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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.