London, United Kingdom

Agents of Care

online course
when 12 July 2021 - 25 July 2021
language English
duration 2 weeks
fee GBP 360

The 2021 AA Summer School will focus on care. As the global pandemic has confronted us with terms such as isolation, remoteness, social distancing and support bubbles, caring has never been more important. Each of these terms, which were mostly peripheral or non-existent prior to Covid-19, have spatial and contextual implications, and therefore, we will ask how architecture and creative practices can care?

WHAT NOW? Agents of Care will attempt to respond to these 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.

The Summer School is a full-time, two-week course comprising a unique and intensive programme of design studios, seminars, lectures and parties. 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.

Course aim

Bringing the world to London and London to the world, likeminded participants across the UK and internationally will be able to learn from each other, share insights and build connections. Lectures and workshops will be run online in order to make the programme accessible to a wider number of participants. Tutors, lecturers and critics include past and present AA tutors, as well as academics and professionals from a broad range of disciplines such as fashion, art, graphic design, industrial design, urbanism and film.

Fee info

GBP 360: The AA Summer School requires a fee of £360 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.