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Algorithmic Controversies Symposium

Dialogues towards an unveiling of architectural agency: a one-day symposium organised by the AA PhD Candidates Friday, November 26, 2021 Governmentality, an expression originally formulated by the 20th-century French philosopher Michel Foucault, combines the terms ‘government” and “rationality”. Government in this sense refers to an activity meant to shape, guide, or affect the conduct of […]

Neeraj Bhatia: Collective Living as a Way of Life

Join us on Wednesday, October 20, at 6 pm (London time) for a seminar organised by the PhD programme of the Architectural Association. https://aaschool.zoom.us/j/85672997105?pwd=TzhEL1lXZGl2MjA3Uk1xTWtrQ1NGUT09 How and where to locate our collective values is at the core of reconciling what it means to live in a pluralistic society. If we understand pluralism as the dialectic of […]

End-of-Year Presentations

On Wednesday, June 30, join the AA PhD candidates and supervisors for a day of discussions with guest critics Dubravka Sekulic, Thandi Loewenson, Gabu Heindl, Olivia Neves Marra, Matilde Cassani, and Platon Issaias. All abstracts can be downloaded here PhD Crit June 2021  Zoom link below.   9 AM               Anna Font 9.40                  Gili Merin 10.20                Tian […]

Scales of Description: Launch Event for Manifest #3

Join us on Wednesday, May 12, at 6.30 pm BST for an event organized by the AA PhD Candidates On Zoom, link below “Spatial immensity beggars designation.” – John R. Stilgoe What does it mean to grapple with the immensity of the Americas? The third issue of “Manifest: A Journal of the Americas”, highlights propositions that […]

End-of-Term Presentations

On Wednesday, March 31, 2021, you are all welcome to join the End-of-Term presentations of the AA PhD programme – with guest critics David Burns (RCA), Alejandra Celedon Forster (Universidad de Chile), Adam Kaasa (RCA), Platon Issaias (AA), and Jingru Cheng (RCA). Download the full schedule and abstracts here: 210331_PhD Crit The presentations will start […]

The Grid as Political Rhetoric: The Nineteenth-Century American Land Reform Movement

Join the PhD Programme of the Architectural Association for a seminar with Professor Irene Cheng (California College of the Arts). On Wednesday, March 17, at 6 pm London time. See zoom link below. In the 1840s, workingmen in New York City turned to land reform as a primary means to redress the growing inequality in […]

Forms of Reform: London’s Housing Estates for the Labouring Classes

A seminar with Irina Davidovici (ETHZ) organized by the PhD Programme of the Architectural Association Wednesday, February 10, at 6 pm UK time – see zoom link below This lecture examines the bourgeois projections and expectations that underlined the reform of early working-class housing estates in late-19th and early-20th century London. It hypothesizes that the urban and […]

Sealed Pots and Fake Colanders: The Art and Architecture of a 1970s Marxist-Feminist Art Group

A Seminar with Jacopo Galimberti (University of Bologna) Join us on Wednesday, Jan 27, at 6 PM London time on Zoom for an event organized by the PhD Programme of the Architectural Association. Recent years have seen a surge of interest in the Wages for Housework Campaign, a feminist movement active during the 1970s and […]

End-of-Term Presentations

On Wednesday, December 2, 2020, join AA Candidates and Directors of Studies, with guest critics Jeremy Lecomte (ENSA-V), Gabu Heindl (Academy of Fine Arts, Vienna) and Gabriele Mastrigli (Universita’ di Camerino) for a day of discussions on ten ongoing PhD theses. Full abstracts here: 201202_PhD Presentations-compressed_compressed Zoom link: https://aaschool.zoom.us/j/99847635792?pwd=czNlSGZDWjRTc3N3WmJlUEo4alVUdz09 Schedule 9 AM Qing Liu, “A […]

God is in the Detail: Labour, Architecture and the Politics of Construction

Join us on zoom for a day-long symposium organized by the PhD Programme of the Architectural Association, on Friday, November 20 – access link can be obtained by registering here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/god-is-in-the-detail-labour-architecture-and-the-politics-of-construction-tickets-123471048229 The construction of architecture is often addressed as a matter of technical expertise or poetic craftsmanship; seldom is it addressed as a matter of […]