AA.MEDIA

Architectural Association
Media Studies


AA MEDIA is an experimental testing ground for exploring and interrogating the tools of the discipline – tools with which we speculate, manipulate and play; compute, control and test; communicate, seduce, and provoke.

Acting as both training camp and laboratory, it is a diverse, multidisciplinary program where unexpected collisions and obsessive attention to detail expose a rich seam of creative potential. Media Studies presents an opportunity to develop individual practice, where students hone their dexterity with established and progressive media, actively testing modes of production through focused acts of doing and making.



CONTACT:

Kate Davies
Head of Media Studies
Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu
Lab Coordinator

AA MEDIA
Architectural Association
School of Architecture
36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES

+44 (0)20 7887 4000
@AAMediaLab

STUDIO

FIRST YEAR / Term 1

MS-CORE



ORDINARY DOMESTICITY

Flavien Menu
Tues, 2-5pm, Room TBC

99% of the spaces we are living in are by-products of the architectural realm. They are mostly banal but it does not mean that ordinary spaces are away from qualities, not convenient or even comfortable. So, what does make a space a place? The studio aims to create a link between spaces and imaginaries to understand what constitutes the value of places. Based on the Species of Spaces book, we will explore the potential of situations we can find in our daily life, from interior intimacy to exterior situations. A generous window edge, round hole in the kitchen’s wall, vaulted ceiling in the tube station are uncanny details that create comfort and domesticity - or at the opposite - malaise and irritation. This wide range of sensations activated through everyday spatial experiments will be the starting point to develop scenery and explore the invention of daily-life narratives through a poster-model-painting.



Course Outline


Session 1:
Tuesday 9 Jan / 13 Feb
Read Georges Perec + Daily Photographs.

Session 2:
Tuesday 16 Jan / 20 Feb
Poster-Model-Painting Making

Session 3:
Tuesday 23 Jan / 27 Feb
Poster-Model-Painting Making

Session 4:
Tuesday 23 Jan / 6 March
Jury



Submission Requirements:
A 60cmx80cm Poster-model-painting.