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Climate, Care, Crisis

Spring Jury

Series: Open Jury
Date: Thursday 7 May 2020
Time: 10:00
Venue: Zoom (see link below to watch via youtube)
Running time: 0 mins

Join us for the Spring Jury on Thursday, 7 May to see students from across the school present their projects in relation to the urgent and contemporary themes: Climate, Care, Crisis.  

The event will be live streamed on YouTube here.

10:00 - Aoi Phillips, Diploma 10: Blue Borough - Spaces for the Coexistence of Identity and Policing (Care)
10:30 - Xiaoya Yolanda He, Experimental 3: The Dream of Mbah Sadiman (Climate)
11:00 - Hafizah Nor, Diploma 14: Res Omnium: A proposal for a floating settlement in Brunei (Care)
11:30 - Lydia Liu, Diploma 18: Reinstating the 'Vernacular' (Crisis)
12:00 - James Peter Emery, Experimental 14: Alchemy: Transforming local material resources [mushrooms, seashells, seaweed, and plastic waste] into building construction elements following traditions of vernacular architecture. (Care)
12:30 - Teodora Boskovic, Sindi Dojaka, Yanling He, First Year: Different takes on the First Year: Questioning and understanding relations between architecture projects and context (Climate)
2:00 - Jane Ling, Diploma 3, Hostile by Design: The Policy of Weaponized Environments (Care)
2:30 - Isabelle Doumet, Experimental 9: A Synthetic Nature (Climate)
3:00 - Dalal Itani, Diploma 6: Tender Loving Care (Care)
3:45 - Noah Gotlib, Diploma 4: Crumbling Land: The Erosion of the Jeffersonian Grid (Climate)
4:15 - Maria Theodora Makri, Diploma 16: The Modern Ruins of Athens (Crisis)
4:45 - Antonin Hautefort, Diploma 21: Phenomena Introspectus (Care)
5:15 - Fai Chung, Diploma 12: Land, Instrument (Care)

Critics include:

Aristide Antonas’ work spans philosophy, art, literature and architecture. He has published novels, short stories, theatre scripts and essays. His art and architecture work has been featured among other places in documenta 14 in Kassel, Istanbul Biennial, Venice Biennale, Sao Paulo Biennale, Display Prague, the New Museum in New York and had solo institutional presentations in Basel’s Swiss Architecture Museum, in Austria’s Vorarlberger Architektur Institut and in the French FRAC, Orleans. Aristide has been a visiting tutor in the Bartlett UCL, the Architectural Association, the ETH Zurich, and the Art Academy of Vienna.

Mark Damazer CBE spent most of his career at the BBC with posts including Head of Television News, Head of Current Affairs and Controller of Radio 4. In 2010 he was appointed Master of St Peter’s College, Oxford . He was the Senior Non Executive Trustee at the V&A  and a Trustee of the BBC. He is currently chair of Trinity College London. He is a member of the AA Council.

James Graham is an architect, historian, and editor. He is the director of Columbia Books on Architecture and the City, founding editor of the Avery Review, and an adjunct assistant professor at Columbia University’s Graduate School of Architecture, Planning, and Preservation.For the 2019–2020 academic year he is a fellow at the Columbia University Institute for Ideas and Imagination in Paris. 

Urtzi Grau is an architect, director of the Master of Architecture at the University of Technology Sydney and co-founder of GFA.

Joanne Mariner is the acting director of Amnesty International’s crisis response programme. A life member of the Council on Foreign Relations, Mariner is on the board of trustees of Rights Watch (UK) and the boards of advisors of Forensic Architecture, the International Centre for Counter-Terrorism (The Hague), and the International Justice Resource Center. 

Chus Martínez is head of the Art Institute at the FHNW Academy of Arts and Design in Basel, Switzerland. She is also the expedition leader of The Current, a project initiated by TBA21–Academy (2018–2020). She currently leads a research project at the Art Institute, supported by Muzeum Susch, on the role of education enhancing women’s equality in the arts. 

Marina Otero Verzier is Director of Research at Het Nieuwe Instituut in Rotterdam. Previously, she was the curator of the Dutch Pavilion at the 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, Chief Curator of the 2016 Oslo Architecture Triennale together with the After Belonging Agency, and director of Global Network Programming at Studio-X Columbia University GSAPP in New York. She teaches architecture at RCA in London and from September 2020 will be Head of the Social Design Masters at Design Academy Eindhoven.

Oana Stănescu is a Romanian architect who runs her eponymous practice from New York and teaches as a Design Critic at Harvard GSD.

James von Klemperer practices architecture in New York, where he serves as President of Kohn Pedersen Fox.  He leads a global staff of 700, and continues to make drawing and design his primary focus. 

Oliver Wainwright is the architecture and design critic of the Guardian. He trained as an architect and has worked for OMA, Muf and the Architecture and Urbanism Unit of the Greater London Authority. He is a regular visiting critic, lecturer and photographer; his first book, Inside North Korea, was published by Taschen in 2018.

Liam Young is an Australian born architect who operates in the spaces between design, fiction and futures. He is founder of the think tank Tomorrows Thoughts Today and co-runs the nomadic research studio Unknown Fields Division. He has taught internationally including at the Architectural Association and Princeton University and now runs an MA in Fiction and Entertainment at SCI-Arc.

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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.