What is PhD by Design? Symposium


Date: Jan 26, 2018 Place: 36 Bedford Square, Lecture Hall. In a variety of fields, doctoral research conventionally culminates in the format of a text-based dissertation. Within the architectural discourse, a variety of institutions have started to acknowledge the relevance of integrating non-written components into doctoral dissertations in architectural design. A new kind of doctoral […]




HCT/PhD joint seminar on History


On Friday 1st of December at 10:00am, seven PhD students will be presenting to the MA History and Critical Thinking students aspects of the work of seven historians, or better, seven modes of approaching and writing history. The emphasis will be put on the ways in which these have been significant in their own doctoral […]




Marina Lathouri: Dis-locutions, Architecture and the Political


PhD Debates Marina Lathouri with visiting speakers / Term 2   The Debates, a joint MA History and Critical Thinking and PhD seminar, provide a venue for exchange of ideas and arguments. External speakers are invited every week, to position multiple voices and make possible a process of thinking in common, by definition a pedagogical […]




Michael Weinstock: The Scientific Method and Design Science


16-18 October 2.00pm EmTech Studio The Scientific Method is an evolving set of procedures based on systematic observations and measurements, the formulation of ideas (hypotheses) and predictions from those observations that are tested by experiment, the subsequent modification of the hypotheses and further experimentation until there is no distance between the hypothesis, prediction and observed […]




Pier Vittorio Aureli, Maria S. Giudici: A Critical History of Domestic Architecture


Architectural Association, London PhD Program ‘City/Architecture’ Fall Semester 2017   The seminar will focus on a critical history of domestic architecture from its origins to the present. Why we live in houses? Why has this become the predominant way of living? Why has the history of housing always been a history of crisis? Why has […]




Mark Cousins: PhD Research Methods


This course is concerned to propose a sequence of tasks which deal very concretely with the practicalities of research. It is not a theoretical account of research but a detailed account of the issues that need to be considered and incorporated into the domestic engine of the work. The overall characterisation of PhD work as […]




PhD Programme Introduction for 2017-18 academic year


The staff of the PhD Programme at the Architectural Associations are pleased to invite you to attend the introduction presentation for of the programme on Wednesday 27 September at 12.00 in the Lecture Hall (36 Bedford Square, Bloomsbury, London WC1B 3ES). Furthermore, an induction for new and continuing PhD students will take place on Friday […]




New PhD research projects


Please join us for the presentations of the new PhD students at the Architectural Association. The presentations are meant as an informal introductory outline of the proposed research in plain language and in no more than 10 minutes. Each presentation will be followed by 20 minutes of questions and comments. The event will take place […]




Continuing PhD presentations second session


Following the successful first session of presentations by continuing PhD students held on the 6th of March, the Architectural Association PhD Committee has the pleasure to invite you to join the second session of debates. Each presentation is to be preceded by a brief introduction from the student’s director of studies, positioning the research project. […]




1960s: ‘Avant-Garde’ Roots, Function. A Terminological Approach


Organised and hosted by Marina Lathouri Series: HCT / PhD Debates Date: 17/3/2017 Time: 14:00 Venue: 37 FFF HCT/PHD Debates The HCT Debates provide a venue for exchange of ideas and arguments. External speakers are invited every week to present and engage with tutors and students. The aim is to position the multiple voices making possible […]