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In 20/20 Symposium

Organised by Ana Maria Nicolaescu with Moad Musbahi

Series: In 20/20
Date: Friday 14 February 2020
Time: 10:00
Venue: AA Lecture Hall
Running time: 0 mins

In 20/20 Symposium considers the universe of image production, the vision systems that distribute it and the underlying frameworks by which it shapes the present moment.  Through presentations, panel conversations and talks from contemporary artists, filmmakers, media theorists, curators and technologists, the day looks back at images as a way to bring visibility to the present moment: from notions of nation state building and the construction of the self, conversations around curatorial practices and documentary methods, to wider considerations of world building, gamification and technological systems.

10:00 - Welcome and Introduction
10:15 -  Ali Hussein Al Adawy - In conversation with Moad Musbahi
11:00 - Naeem Mohaiemen
11:30 - Susan Schuppli
12:00 - Omar Berrada and Reem Shadid - In conversation
13:00 - Bassem Saad and Edwin Nasr - Wound Contra Empire, commissioned as part of In Pursuit of Images 
13:30 - Lunch 
14:30 - Lawrence Abu Hamdan and Doreen Mende - in conversation
15:30 - Jelena Viskovic - In conversation with Ana Maria Nicolaescu
16:15 - Break
16:30 - Jaya Brekke
17:00 - Shumon Basar
18:00 - Ayreen Anastas and Rene Gabri - Letter to Harun: Postscript to What Everybody Knows, commissioned as part of In Pursuit of Images 

Image Credit: Video still from "Parallel I" 2012 © Harun Farocki GbR

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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.