Between Painting and Architecture

Date: Friday 12 October 2001
Time: 00:00
Running time: 53 mins

To accompany the exhibition of his installation at the AA, London-based artist Antoni Malinowski discusses the coexistence of painting and architecture in his work. Malinowski sees painting as an investigation of space in which 4D reality is transcribed onto 2D surface. This compression of dimensions opens up a new, pictorial space, and the combination of the different spatial aspects of painting and architecture can result in resonating overtones. Trained as a painter, Malinowski works both on canvas and on site-specific projects where his creations are inspired by their architectural context. His paintings hover on the edge of figuration and abstraction, but above all focus on the emotional precision of colour. In order to achieve this aim, Malinowski makes his own paints and searches for the most appropriate, often rare, pigments - the materiality of colour at base level. Apart from the daily practice of painting on canvas, Malinowski has made many ephemeral installations and other more permanent painterly interventions in buildings, such as the Vermilion Wall at the Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square - a collaboration with Haworth Tompkins Architects. A short film of this project is shown during this lecture.

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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.