The HCT Publishing Wall is the rolling platform for work by students in the History & Critical Thinking M.A. 2010-12 programme at the Architectural Association School of Architecture, London.


Marina Lathouri, Director, studied Architecture in Greece and The Netherlands and Philosophy of Art and Aesthetics in Paris. She taught at the University of Pennsylvania, where she also completed her PhD on the discourse of modern architecture on the city, namely its transformations in the architectural debates and design strategies in the 1940s and 1950s. Since 1999, she has been teaching architectural history, theory and design at the AA and Cambridge University. Most recently, she co-authored the Intimate Metropolis: Urban Subjects in the Modern City (Routledge, 2008). Her research focuses on the relationship between the writing of history and the question of modernity, and, the ways in which emerging forms of architectural and urban practice expand disciplinary knowledge in a broad cultural arena and engage with on-going territorial, spatial and political formations.

Mark Cousins directs the AA’s History and Theory Studies at the undergraduate level. He has been Visiting Professor of Architecture at Columbia University and a founding member of the Graduate School at the London Consortium.

John Palmesino has been Head of Research at ETH Studio Basel and is currently Research Advisor at the Jan Van Eyck Academie, Maastricht and Diploma Unit Master at the AA. He also teaches at the Research Architecture Centre, Goldsmiths in London. He has established Territorial Agency with Ann-Sofi Rönnskog.

Douglas Spencer has studied architectural history, cultural studies, and critical theory. His research and writing on urbanism, architecture, film and critical theory has been published in journals including; The Journal of ArchitectureRadical Philosophy, and AA Files.

Tom Weaver works at the Architectural Association as editor of AA Files. He has previously edited ANY magazine in New York and has taught architectural history and theory at Princeton University and the Cooper Union.

Pedro Ignacio Alonso, Visiting Tutor, studied architecture at the Universidad Catolica de Chile and completed his PhD on the rhetorical strategies of assemblage in modern architecture at the Architectural Association. Since 2005 he has taught architectural theory at the AA and worked for Arup’s Urban Design. He currently teaches at the Universidad Catolica de Chile.

Erieta Attali, Visiting Tutor, is an architectural photographer working internationally and her work has been widely exhibited and published. Since 2003 she has been teaching architectural photography at Columbia University, New York.

Mario Carpo, Visiting Tutor, is Professor at the Georgia Institute of Technology and Vincent Scully Visiting Professor of Architectural History at Yale University. His research and publications focus on the relationship between architectural theory, cultural history, and the history of media and information technology. His publications include The Alphabet and the Algorithm (MIT Press, 2011) and Architecture in the Age of Printing (MIT Press, 2001)

Emma Letizia Jones, Teaching Assistant, received her Master of Architecture with Honours from the University of Sydney in 2009 and has recently completed the MA in History and Critical Thinking at the AA. Having worked as an architect in her home country of Australia, she is interested in the relationship between professional practice, writing and teaching.