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 […]

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PhD event: Lydia Kallipoliti

organized by AA PhD student Sofia Krimizi Date: 08/06/2016 Time: 14:00:00 Venue: New Soft Room Lydia Kallipoliti: The curious case of the Digital Archive Every PhD researcher, throughout the course of writing, unavoidably becomes an obsessive collector. Our computers are libraries of data clouds that operate sideways to our main projects. Stories, drawings, unfinished videos, […]

PhD lecture series by Prof. Dr. Michael Weinstock


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 […]

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 […]

PhD room

The new PhD room is in use. Visitors are welcome at Bedford Square, 32 Ground Floor Back.  

Photograph by Stefan Popa

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 […]

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 […]

Student PhD lecture series – Joan Ockman

“The Idea of Complexity in Architecture circa 1966” Date: Thursday, 24.11, 2pm Place: 33 First floor back, Architectural Association, London Rather than focus only on Venturi’s book titled ‘Complexity and Contradiction,’ the lecture  is going to place the idea of complexity within a wider context, both synchronic and diachronic. Suggested readings: – Robert Venturi, ‘Complexity […]