AA Online Summer School. What Now? Agents of Care

Architectural Association School of Architecture

Summer school
12.07.2021 - 25.07.2021

About the Programme

The AA Summer School 2021 is a full-time, two-week course comprising a unique and intensive programme of design studios, seminars, lectures and parties. Led by Sofia Krimizi, the AA Summer School is based on the AA unit system, it offers participants the opportunity to experience a diverse selection of different learning environments, teaching agendas and design techniques. What Now? Agents of Care will attempt to respond to the unexpected spatial, social and political conditions that architectural practices, as well as education, are now facing. The aim is to build upon the emerging collective experience that the pandemic has cultivated, and to enable collaboration, hope and creative experimentation. Focusing on spaces of learning, the programme will dissect online formats of teaching and radically reconfigure these into new forms of interaction and spaces of care. Units this year are led by Space Saloon, Khaled Al-Bashir & Jumanah Najib Abdullah Bawazir, Lydia Kallipoliti, Francesca Romana Dell’Aglio & Rory Sherlock, and Albane Duvillier & Elliot Rogosin, among others. The deadline for applications and full payment is July 5, 2021. For further details and how to apply, please click here: https://www.aaschool.ac.uk/academicprogrammes/visitingschool/summerschool. The AA Summer School 2021 will also host a number of public programme events throughout the duration of the summer school, to foster a richer range of discussions surrounding the agendas posed this year. As part of the London Festival of Architecture (LFA) events, AA Summer School tutors will lead a roundtable discussion exploring the notion of care and the agency of the creative and cultural sectors.

Who's Coming

Eligibility The course is aimed at creative minds: prospective architectural students, current architectural students who would like to experience the learning environment at the AA; those who are considering a change of school; those who just completed school; individuals considering a change of career; and newcomers to architecture are all welcome to explore and innovate at the AA Summer School. We welcome applications to join us digitally from all ages (16+ y/o) and experience levels.

About You

Applications STUDENTS 1) You can make an application by completing the online application on this webpage. If you are not able to make an online application, please contact the Visiting School Office for instructions to pay by bank transfer or to make a telephone payment. 2) Once you complete the online application and make a full payment, you are registered to the programme. A CV or a portfolio is not required. The deadline for applicants and for full payment is 5 July 2021. Fees The AA Summer School requires a fee of £560 PER PARTICIPANT, which includes a £60 Visiting School membership fee deposit which is deducted from the total fee. The deposit will reserve your place, but the full fee is required to participate. If you are already a member, the total fee will be reduced automatically by £60 by the online payment system.

About Us

Unique, dynamic, independent and international, the Architectural Association School of Architecture was originally set up in 1847 as a public forum and learned society, in/famously founded by 'a pack of troublesome students'​. The AA is much more than the UK's oldest school of architecture; the school is the nexus of a global conglomeration of contemporary architectural culture, as well as its pasts.