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Series: Performance, Protest and Politics, organised by Theo Lorenz
Date: Monday 10 February 2020
Venue: AA Lecture Hall
Europe as well as the United States have seen a return of right-wing tendencies in the political landscape. And this rise of a (new) political right has in turn infected our physical and digital landscapes as well. In this lecture, Stephan Trüby will present his research on "right-wing spaces". The first results of the project have been collected in the heavily debated Rechte Räume ("Right-wing Spaces") edition of the Berlin-based ARCH+ magazine and aim to fundamentally re-politicise architectural discourse: “right-wing spaces” aren't discussed with regard to “good” or “bad” architecture but with a view towards how politics claims spaces.
Stephan Trüby (* 1970) is Professor of Architecture and Cultural Theory and Director of the Institut für Grundlagen moderner Architektur und Entwerfen (IGmA; Institute for Principles of Modern Architecture and Design) at the University of Stuttgart since April 2018. Previously, Trüby was Visiting Professor of Architecture at the State College of Design in Karlsruhe (2007-09), Head of the postgraduate study program "Scenography/Spatial Design" at the Zurich University of the Arts (2009-14), Lecturer at Harvard University and Professor of Architecture and Cultural Theory at the Technical University of Munich (2014-18). In 2011, under the supervision of Peter Sloterdijk, he completed his PhD thesis on the History of the Corridor (published 2018). He was Head of Research and Development for the Venice Architecture Biennale 2014 ("Fundamentals"), curated by Rem Koolhaas. Publications include Exit-Architecture. Design between War and Peace (2008), The World of Madelon Vriesendorp (2008, with Shumon Basar), Germania, Venezia. The German Entries to the Venice Architecture Biennale since 1991 (2016, with Verena Hartbaum), and Absolute Architekturbeginner: Schriften 2004-2014 (2017). He is a permanent contributor to the Berlin-based architecture journal ARCH+.
Image: Arch + Title Page “Rechte Räume”
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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 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.