jan hendrik brueggemeier on Fri, 21 Aug 2009 22:40:23 +0200 (CEST)

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<nettime-ann> Call for Architectural Association's Interprofessional Studio programme

AAIS Interprofessional Studio in London

The Architectural Association's Inter-professional Studio, which started
this year, is creating a new field of activity at the AA.

Working in between art, architecture and performance, the AAIS can reach
professions, create partnerships and stimulate students that otherwise
might not have worked with, or within, the Architectural Association.
It is the first course at the AA to invite professionals from creative
disciplines as diverse as product design, the fine arts and curating to
work and study within the AA on actual projects of various kinds and
scales. The AAIS operates as an interdisciplinary project office. The
deliverable nature of the studioâs applied projects acts as a generator
for the participantsâ work and collaborations.

It is through the intensity of the design process, which results from
the workâs actual delivery, that a high standard of outcome, and with it
a high level of publicity, has been guaranteed. This year the AAIS, in
collaboration with the Theaterhaus Jena and the schoolâs Emtech
programme, constructed in a very short time (January to May), and with
an incredibly small budget, one of the largest projects ever built by
students at the AA: a fully functional 20m x 20m x 8m public lobby and
performance space for the Theatre of Jena, as well as a series of
events, installations, performances and projections related to the
festival and the building.

The structure will be brought back to London in September to conclude
the studioâs first year with a performance. Interdisciplinary knowledge
exchange is one of the studioâs core points of focus.
To highlight this, the AAIS hosted a month-long exhibition and âsalonâ
in the AA Front Membersâ Room, reinstating it as the place of
conversation and discussion. In a series of talks and symposia, artists,
designers, film-makers, scientists and publishers, critics and writers
came together to discuss their collaborations. The exhibition itself
highlighted the studioâs own collaborations, both internal and with its
various project partners including the Bauhaus Lab, Theaterhaus Jena and
Stiftung Bauhaus Dessau.

The remarkably intense and richly successful collaborations have yielded
unexpected and exciting results. It is unlikely that any of the
participants, working alone in their respective disciplines, could ever
have achieved the same kind of results, and we are looking forward to
the next phase of collective experimentation.

[ to read more: www.aais.aaschool.ac.uk/AAIS_09.pdf ]

Programme Organisation
Each year the AAIS will focus on a series of specific projects. These
events will manifest spatial design, media representation and active
links throughout the creative disciplines.

The participants will always do the full spectrum of the task rather
than just within their particular discipline. The product of the studio
will not only be the final results of the events, but also the
interactive manipulation of the âdesign processâ itself and the
documentation of the effects of the interprofessional collaborations.

In relation to the different parts of the projects, the studio will run
a series of components taught by various experts from relevant fields
ranging from âproject deliveryâ, scriptwriting, choreography,
scenography and graphics to experimental TV, prototyping and interactive

Application Procedure
The AAIS application form can be downloaded from the AA weppage .
Applications for the AAIS 2009/2010 programme are accepted until end of
August 2009.

Participants can apply on full- or part-time bases for studies in the
studio commencing Autumn Term 2009. The terms of participation have to
be agreed with the Interprofessional Studio staff prior to the studies

Applicants are encouraged to apply early, as there are a very limited
number of spaces available each year. Admissions decisions are made on a
first-come, first-served basis and a waiting list of applicants will be
created following the acceptance of a full intake of candidates each
year. Applicants must complete an application form, accompanied by the
registration fee, a CV, a short statement and original evidence of
qualification. Academic and/ or work references must also be provided.
Applicants must submit a portfolio of design work (no larger than A4
format) showing a combination of academic and professional work. All
applicants are encouraged to attend a personal interview. All documentation
must be provided in English. Overseas students from non-English-speaking
countries must demonstrate their fluency in written and spoken English,
and are required to pass the IELTS examinations with a grade of not less
than 6.5. The Cambridge Certificate of Advanced English Grade C or three
yearsâ study in a UK university are also accepted. TOEFL is not accepted.

Fees are subject to review annually. Fees for full-time participant are
Â13,578. The fees for a part-time participant are Â5,850 plus Â85 AA
Membership fee.

School Facilities
All participants in the course also gain access to all AA School
facilities, which include the Library, Photo Library, Computer Room,
workshops for wood and metal, Model Shop, Digital Prototyping Lab,
Audiovisual Department, Digital Photo Studio, Bar and Dining Room, Hooke
Park and other facilities. Further details are available on the AA
School website and www.aalog.net

The AA School Prospectus contains more information about the Graduate
School including all programmes and the cultural activities of the
public programme. A copy of the Prospectus, together with an application
form can be requested from the link found on the AA School website

Acceptance of places
To accept a place a completed admission form and a Â500 non-refundable
deposit must be received by the Coordinator, Sandra Sanna, by the due
date stated on the admission form.
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