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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: 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: The construction of architecture is often addressed as a matter of technical expertise or poetic craftsmanship; seldom is it addressed as a matter of […]

End-of-year Presentations

Over two days, we will discuss 16 ongoing theses on Zoom. Join us at the link below and check out the full abstracts here: 200620_Abstracts Programme Day 1 – Tuesday, June 23, 2020 AM session with guest critics Hamed Khosravi and David Burns 10 am Anna Font Vacas 10.40 Enrica Maria Mannelli 11.20 Takako Hasegawa […]

A Pilgrimage Round my Room: Virtual Travel to the Holy Land in the Middle Ages

The history of virtual travel and immersive experiences extends well into the Middle Ages. Without leaving their room, many Christians undertook a pilgrimage to the Holy Land using only devotional manuscripts and the affective power of imagination. If done correctly, these imaginative journeys would not only provide the devotee with the benefits of physical pilgrimage, […]

Constructing the World, Thinking Architecture Through a Reading of Hannah Arendt’s The Human Condition

Join us on zoom (link below) for a seminar with Hans Teerds Organised by the AA PhD Programme Wednesday 27 May 2020, 18:00 London time Spatial thinking is political thinking, the German-American philosopher Hannah Arendt (1906-1975) once wrote. It is political, not because it is concerned about a specific space nor place, but since it […]

Commoning the City: A Seminar with Stefan Gruber

Join us on Zoom (link below) at 4 pm London time for a seminar with Stefan Gruber organized by the PhD Programme of the Architectural Association, London Commoning the City: Notes on Assembling an Atlas Against the backdrop of the escalating climate crisis, social inequity and political polarization, the failures of governments or the market […]

Olivia Marra–The Garden as Political Form: From Archetype to Project

[…] Under the guise of a PhD by Design, the dissertation showcases an extensive production of authorial drawings to discuss these propositions through a genealogy of historical chapters, intermediated by site-specific design strategies […]

Architecture: Patterns, Databases and the Giant Global Graph

A Seminar with Philippe Morel Organized by the AA PhD Programme Wednesday, February 19, 6.30 PM Architectural Association London, 33 Bedford Square, First Floor In 2007, Tim Berners-Lee coined the expression “Giant Global Graph” as a definition of web 3.0 based on the semantic linkages of human and machine-created data objects. 13 years later, architects […]

Taking the Country’s Side: Agriculture and Architecture

A Seminar with Sebastien Marot (EPFL) organized by the AA PhD Programme Wednesday, January 29, 2020 6.30 pm, 33 Bedford Square, First Floor, Back Room Given the environmental predicament which is now ours, our core hypothesis is that no sound reasoning will develop on the future of agriculture and architecture, which both emerged as the […]

End-of-Term presentations

On December 4th, guest critics Hamed Khosravi (AA), Marina Otero Verzier (RCA- Het Nieuwe Instituut), and Gabriele Mastrigli (UNICAM) will review 13 in-progress theses from the Architectural Association’s PhD programme. Join us at 9 am at 33 Bedford Square, First Floor, Front Room; full abstracts available here End-of-Term crits 1912. Schedule: 9.00 Sebastian Clark The […]