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 […]

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 […]