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 […]




Architecture and Its Theories


Open seminar Date: Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 6:30pm followed by drinks at 8:30pm Place: 33 First floor front and back, Architectural Association, London Open seminar on architectural theory in conjunction with the launch of special issues of the book and the journal both titled This Thing Called Theory, an outcome of the 12th international conference of the Architectural Humanities […]




Unpacking Architecture’s Academic Work


seminar with PhD students Date: Wednesday, 8 March 2017, 1-3pm Place: 33 First floor back, Architectural Association, London (tbc) This afternoon seminar prior to the evening event provides a smaller and more informal setting for PhD students to meet with This Thing Called Theory editors Teresa Stoppani, Doreen Bernath and Giorgio Ponzo, and George Themistokleous (Skype) and […]




The Politics of Violence as/against/through Architecture


Organised and hosted by Marina Lathouri Series: HCT / PhD Debates Date: 10/3/2017 Time: 10:00:00 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 […]




PhD seminar with Shiqiao Li


Date: Monday 6 March 2017 Time: 10:30 – 12:00 Venue: AA PhD room Bedford Square, 33 Ground Floor Back Shiqiao Li (BA Tsinghua Beijing, AAGradDip, PhD AA/Birkbeck) is author of Understanding the Chinese City, Power and Virtue: Architecture and Intellectual Change in England 1650-1730, and editor, with Esther Lorenz, of Kowloon Cultural District. He is […]




Continuing PhD Presentations first session


The Architectural Association PhD Committee has the pleasure to invite you to join the first session of presentations by the continuing PhD candidates at the Architectural Association. Each research report from the candidates will highlight key research questions, meaningful findings so far, and likely original contribution to the corresponding field of knowledge. The event will […]




Flat White: incipient Modernist architecture in late Wilhelmine Germany


Organised and hosted by Marina Lathouri Series: HCT / PhD Debates Date: 3/3/2017 Time: 11:00:00 Venue: 33 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 […]




Alberti’s Media Lab


Organised and hosted by Marina Lathouri Series: HCT / PhD Debates Date: 17/2/2017 Time: 11:00:00 Venue: 33 FFB HCT 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 […]