Mapping the London Left

The People of the Community of Hackney wish to propose vast amendments to the appeal for redevelopment of the Boris Limited Warehouse standing at 87-95 Hertford Road, N1 5AG. What is slated by the developer, Serdnol Properties SA, is quoted as “1,858 square meters of commercial space and nine new build terraced houses”, offering a… Continue reading Mapping the London Left

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Ground Zeros

In a time where urbanization takes command, it is the plinth which becomes the critical line on the battleground.
The city exists under a constant state of attack, from all directions, and this has not resulted in one Ground Zero,
but multiple ground zeros.

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London’s Index

The Monument – capitalized – with an emphasis on the the – not the monument, but thee Monument. The one, not just any. One single pillar. A most primordial form of architecture. If even: in a sense, it seems closer to the hand of a clock, than to a building. A single line, a vector. An index pointing out something…

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The Name of Those Who Travel

to be given a name   All the controversies associated with gens du voyage in France are related to the sort of baptism that inevitably comes along with the utterance of that name. Despite the historical efforts of sociologists and anthropologists to find a politically correct, and somewhat accurate denomination for the existing phenomena, problematics… Continue reading The Name of Those Who Travel

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Pandemic of Society

Today the world is consumed by an overwhelming dread; every new threat, danger, and dis-ease is seen and portrayed with the utmost fever and intensity. Media wantonly delights in displaying images from such an uncompromising standpoint that they verge on the hysteric. They scan the airwaves for the most spectacular events in order to bombard… Continue reading Pandemic of Society

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Behind the Zoo: Through the Looking Glass

Being put on display, expected to perform, presented as a collective, while ignoring the forced segregation and the invisible barriers, brings us to an interesting question.  What is captivity?   What makes an object worth collecting? Curiosity is an important aspect of collecting. With the spread of colonies, there was an affinity to discover the unknown, or rather, the… Continue reading Behind the Zoo: Through the Looking Glass

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(Re)Discovering the Mediterranean

(Re)DtM_Alvaro Velasco (Download pdf) “As a kind of ghost ship, Mediterranean-ness, even apparently sunk, seem to reappear persistently in current debates of this latitude of Europe. On the depths of this sea we submerge to look for the wrecks of a glorious past. Its waters conceal a bright heritage in which the idea of human… Continue reading (Re)Discovering the Mediterranean

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Devanshi Paresh Shah

Devanshi spent most for her childhood lost in worlds built in science fiction, fantasy and graphic novels. After seven years of being confronted with reality, five while studying and two while practicing Architecture, in the city of Mumbai, she chose to escape once again into textually built realities. With this voyage she hopes to be… Continue reading Devanshi Paresh Shah

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Matilda Audisio

Matilda Audisio is a History of Art & Design graduate from MMU (2013) who is interested in contemporary visual culture and its various effects on society. She is preoccupied with the everyday, is often consumed by attention to detail and generally fascinated with the process of living itself, past and present. She is also interested… Continue reading Matilda Audisio

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Lindsey Stamps

Lindsey Stamps is a Master Student in the History and Critical Thinking programme at the Architectural Association. She has lived, studied, and worked in fashion, architecture, and design in London, Denmark, and the United States. She enjoys long walks on the beach, cooking for friends, and describing situations in triplicate. Lindsey thrives in the summer… Continue reading Lindsey Stamps

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Alvaro Velasco Perez

In 2012, Alvaro obtained his degree on Architecture by the University of Navarre, Spain. During his degree, he took part as intern in an environmental consulting company(Israel Berger & Associates) for high-rise buildings in New York City. During the last year of his degree, he combined the design of his dissertation project with the collaboration… Continue reading Alvaro Velasco Perez

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Yanisa Niennattrakul

Born, grew up, and persistently continued her bachelor degree in Bangkok, Thailand at the International Program in Design and Architecture (INDA), Chulalongkorn University. Right after her graduation with a full-hearted fascination in travelling, documenting, and participating with the local ‘vernacular’, certainly started practicing in five governmental socially-engaged community development and planning projects in Konkaen, a… Continue reading Yanisa Niennattrakul

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Winston Hampel

Winston Hampel studied in a number of places and worked with different practices and various academic, cultural and social institutions, before enrolling in the History and Critical Thinking programme. While his general interest is in the interrelation between cultural artifacts and conditions, ideas and narratives, he most currently focuses on referring to himself in the… Continue reading Winston Hampel

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María José Orihuela

María José Orihuela. Architect. MA History & Critical Thinking at AA School of Architecture. Lived in Shanghai, Paris, Rotterdam, Bilbao and currently in London. Born in Pamplona, Spain. Since her third year of studies, she was invited to join the Design Department and became involved in teaching. The cliché proved true and she learnt much… Continue reading María José Orihuela

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Maarten Lambrechts received his Master degree in Architecture in 2013 in Antwerp, where he also briefly worked for a small architecture office. In his thesis ‘On Effect in Architecture’ he explored his early interests in architecture theory, and this eventually led to joining the H&CT program at the AA. During his studies in Antwerp he organized many lectures and participated in international workshops and seminars. Last summer he was part of a group of students who wrote a book on final projects in architecture schools in Flanders. Current interest are the architectural detail and the technique of presentation in architecture.

Caitlin Elizabeth Daly

Caitlin Daly is a native of Upstate New York and received her Bachelors of Architecture from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 2009. Upon graduating from RPI, Caitlin strove to utilize the theoretical and technical knowledge she acquired to better understanding of architecture’s applied role in our culture. She worked for a couple years as a CAD… Continue reading Caitlin Elizabeth Daly

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Marzia Mazorati

Marzia pursued her higher education in Italy, Israel and United Kingdom. In 2013 she decided to settle in London, where she eventually joined the History and Critical Master at AA. Her previous research primarily investigated the concept of ‘Italian (after)shock’: by focusing on the promulgation of a number of ‘special’ laws during the aftermath of… Continue reading Marzia Mazorati

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