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Nomadologies of Tomorrow: The Deleuzian Worldscape
Date: Thursday 15 January 1998
Running time: 80 mins
It is becoming increasingly apparent that transnational interstate economies are colonizing individual nation-states, rendering them quasi-obsolete even as they preserve the integrity of their differences for marketing purposes . . . As millennial hype cuts across national boundaries, further weakening discrete, recognizable forms of national identity, transworld aesthetics and cosmic projections of an alien nation become more and more visible. This upmarket, New Age flirtation with alien-ness provides the backdrop to projects that overtly engage with a space-age formal vocabulary: magmas and blobs, astral abstractions, Afrofuturism. Emily Apter is the author of Continental Drift: From National Characters to Virtual Subjects which explores the problems of the stereotype, colonial realism, post-colonial cyberpunk, Orientalism and feminist theatricality. A former Chair of the Department of Comparative Literature and Professor of Comparative Literature and French at UCLA, Apter is currently a Professor in the Department of French at NYU. She has taught at Cornell University, where she was Chair of Comparative Literature, University of California, Davis, the University of Pennsylvania, and Williams College. She is the editor of a book series, Translation/Transnation for Princeton University Press, and serves on the editorial boards of PMLA, Comparative Literature, October and Signs. NB: Occasional sound problems.
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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 Certificate), 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.