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2010-11 Student Bios

Have a look at the current MA History & Critical Thinking students, who recently presented their Theses to be written over the Summer and submitted in September…

Alison Moffett
Born in Knoxville, Tennessee, now lives and works in London, UK, Alison Moffett is a fine artist interested in the representation of architectural space through drawing. This representation has taken the form of the fine line between utopia and dystopia, the power of the historian’s view, and the wonders of science fiction. Her thesis looks at the drawings collected at the end of Auguste Choisy’s first book L’Art de Batir chez Romains , which occupy a unique place in the history of drawing and architectural



Danielle Rago is currently working as a Curator for the Archive of Spatial Aesthetics & Praxis. She has previously worked with the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the Guggenheim Museum in New York as well as been published in Architectural Record, The Architect’s Newspaper, LOG: Observations on Contemporary Architecture and the City, and Her thesis focuses on exhibitions and printed publications, exploring how the institution of the museum transmits ideas about architecture between contemporary practice and culture through the use of media.




Emma Jones hails from Sydney, Australia, where she receivedher MArch with First Class Honours in 2009, including Sydney University‚ Ruskin Rowe Prize for Architecture. Upon graduation, an extract of her thesiswas published in the Australian academic journal Architectural Theory Review. Having spent two years working as a graduatearchitect in Sydney, Emma came to London and the AA in 2010 via the HezletBequest Travelling Scholarship. After the completion of the MA program Emmaplans to remain in London, with the aim of combining a career as a practicingarchitect with a contribution to current architectural discourse in the form ofwriting and teaching.




Veronica Giordano
I am an Architect, I studied Architecture in Rome (Italy), my hometown. I have been practicing both in Rome and in London where I moved about three years ago, gaining experience mainly in the residential sector and the interior design Industry. Tired of the practice of architecture I joined the course of History and Critical Thinking at the AA in order to explore other possible directions for my career or find a way to combine the practice with something different such as teaching, research and so on. My interests include photography, travelling, history of art, visual arts and above all…enjoy the company of very good friends!




Jing Supitchaya Rakpanya
Jing studied architecture at King Mongut’s Institute of Techonology Ladkrabang (KMITL) in Bangkok. During her BArch, she held a testimonial prize from the Association of Siamese Architect under Royal Patronage in the experimental design and her thesis posited that the traditional market architecture could be re-designed to integrate with its context. Before coming to London, she worked on the private museum and the Park Hyatt Phuket Resort as an intern architect.




Terumi Toyama
Born in Kyoto in 1980, Terumi came to the UK in the year of the second millennium. He is fascinated with political power and material wealth, blended with his hesitation towards being a politician or a businessman which made him stay in the world of history of art. Now studying the history of European architecture, Terumi find himself challenging the role of the architect, and will return to finish his PhD in History of Japanese Art at SOAS after the MA.




Orit Goldstein-Mayer is an Israeli architect who lived and worked in San Francisco for the past five years, where she was part of Jensen Architects‚Äô team designing the rooftop sculpture garden of the iconic San Francisco MOMA. She graduated with Honors from Tel Aviv University’s 5-year Architecture B.A. program, during which she was an intern in the planning department of Israel‚Äôs largest environmental NGO. Orit hopes to bring together writing, curating and architectural practice.