PhD Lunchtime Talk: Matilde Cassani


Celebration Days The spatial implications of cultural manifestations in the contemporary western urban context Friday 3 May 2019, 1:00-2:15pm, 33 FFF Since Baroque times a celebration has been an event that can be repeated more than once over time with the same rules but which starts in the same way and always ends in different […]




‘What is Contemporary?’ – Conjuring with Ghosts (Geists): A Dialectical Fairy Tale


History as Narrative of the Present (PhD seminar with Marina Lathouri and guest speaker Joan Ockman) Following on the seminar ‘What is Historical?’ in Term 1, discussions with guest speakers will take place this term. Continuing and expanding on the previous sessions, the theme is ‘What is Contemporary?’. For the first session on Thursday at 4:30pm […]




AHRA PhD Student Symposium


The 2019 AHRA PhD Student Symposium will take place this year 24-25 April at the University of Manchester, UK. According to the event’s website, the ‘AHRA Research Student Symposium 2019 takes as its starting point a broad and prolonged transition occurring in architectural research during the past decade. New and interdisciplinary approaches emerge as a […]




AA PhD alumni commended in the RIBA President’s Awards for Research 2018


In Dec 2018, AA PhD Alumni Dr. Jingru (Cyan) Cheng received a commendation from the RIBA President’s Awards for Research 2018 with her work titled ‘Care and Rebellion: The Dissolved Household in Contemporary Rural China’. This work is part of her PhD by Design thesis ’Territory, Settlement, Household: A Project of Rural China’ supervised by Pier Vittorio Aureli and Sam […]




What is Historical?


PhD Seminar organized by Marina Lathouri and Will Orr | Term 1   This PhD seminar series introduces four key problematics from the philosophy of history and the theory of historiography. A question not simply of the “past” but of the present and the future, by asking “what is historical?” we hope to open a […]




Crosswise – 4 Conversations


EVENT 3 FRIDAY 1st of JUNE     10.00-10.15 Introduction to the event by Alvaro 10.15 – 11.50  Dissolving Boundaries Tatjana Crossley, Elena Palacios, Sofia Krimizi   The overarching theme of this panel is ‘boundaries’, looking at this through the lens of the psychological, the physical and the representational. Tatjana Crossley will be discussing the […]




Crosswise – PhD Symposium


EVENT 1 WEDNESDAY 30th OF MAY  Double Crossing  “This Thing Called Theory” Open Seminar Series   14:00 – 18:00 At the The Barrel Vault in The AA Organised by  AA PhD Programme & Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA) This Thing Called Theory Stemming from the Architectural Humanities Research Association (AHRA) 2015 conference, the open seminar […]




MA HCT & PhD History and Language Debate Series


Marina Lathouri and Guest Speakers Debate 3 Forays in Spacing: Nature, Technics, Trace Guest speaker: Georgios Tsagdis Friday 23 February | 4:00pm | HCT Room Half a century after the three-fold announcement of the logic of the trace in Derrida’s Of Grammatology, Voice and Phenomenon and Writing and Difference the constructive potential of deconstruction continues […]




MA HCT & PhD History and Language Debate Series


Marina Lathouri and Guest Speakers Debate 2 Arguments in bad faith; is truth dead? Guest speaker: Tim Benton Friday 16 February | 11:00am | 33 FFB A discussion of false or contradictory arguments among proponents of the Modern Movement and their critics Readings: Perelman, Chaïm. The Realm of Rhetoric.  Notre Dame, Ind.: University of Notre […]




MA HCT & PhD History and Language Debate Series


Marina Lathouri and Guest Speakers Debate 1 Ex Libris: Novel Architecture Guest speaker: Mark Morris Friday 2 February | 11:30am | HCT Room This talk examines the ways in which architecture is treated in fiction, specifically its role in the novel where descriptions of the built environment exceed the function of providing a setting. We will […]