Tracing a path across the United Kingdom, from Brighton in the south to Cumbernauld New Town in the North, participants will be introduced to the objects and sites described in Megastructure: Urban Futures of the Recent Past, his uncompleted publication on High Tech and the articles he published in magazines, as well as locations significant to Banham’s life such as the heath outside Norwich where he wandered as a teenager.
Encompassing myriad forms and agendas, the Visiting School courses and workshops are built around agenda-driven project briefs that are pursued and shaped by students working intensively in small groups led by AA tutors. Central to each is the idea that experimental, new and provocative forms of architecture are best learned by doing. The school promotes, tests and challenges global interests in architectural learning and exchange by embedding a diverse group of creative students and tutors in an array of unique rural, urban and international contexts. From continental Europe to the Middle East, Asia, Australia and the Americas, the AA Visiting School offers new and unexpected learning opportunities all over the world. Places on each course are limited, and anybody who would like to further their architectural knowledge and skills can apply.