During the intensive week a set of experts in different fields related to architecture, urbanism, geography and cultural studies will gave presentations on the intellectual legacy of Reyner Banham, his fieldwork activity and more in general on travel as a fundamental human activity for intellectual discovery and progress.
It is composed of three parts:
1.An initial reading of texts written by Banham and selected by the tutor
2.An intensive online workshop
3.The refinement and completion of independent work by participants through Summer 2022 and final submission at the beginning of September 2022.
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.