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Monday 27 April–Friday 1 May

AA Weekly

To commemorate the 50th anniversary of Earth Day, the AA launches an Open Call that invites architects, artists and all creative minds across the globe to submit drawings that depict our world today. At a time when the global population is united in experiencing the effects of the COVID-19 pandemic, we are physically isolated yet digitally hyper-connected – raising further questions about the ways in which we live and view the world as a whole today. The deadline to submit drawings for the competition is Friday 1 May 11.59pm BST. The selected drawings will be exhibited in the AA Online Gallery and be part of a future AA publication. Submit your drawings

Core Studies Prizes

This week, nominated individuals from the Experimental and Diploma Programmes who have produced exceptional work in their Core Studies will present their projects to juries. You can watch presentations for the AA Writing Prizes and the Dennis Sharp Writing Prize live on Wednesday. Projects nominated for prizes in Communications and Media Studies and Environmental and Technical Studies will be exhibited online after the juries have taken place.

From the Collections:

High Density Housing in Paddington

<strong>High Density Housing in Paddington</strong>

In 1957 a Diploma project for high density housing in Paddington by John Dalton, Anthony Eardley, Ian Fraser and Robert Knott was sent to Brazil to represent the AA at the Sao Paulo international Housing Competition. In 2013 the project returned to the AA when it was donated to the Archives by John Dalton. Read more about the project

Student Hardship Appeal

Student Hardship Appeal

A large number of AA students have been financially affected by COVID-19 as the effects of the current situation make it harder to make ends meet. Support our students by making a donation to the Student Hardship Appeal


School Closure

The school premises, including the AA Bookshop and library remain closed until further announcement, pending UK government advice. More information


Diploma tutors Fredrik Hellberg and Lara Lesmes with their unit ‘The Civic Programme’ hosted a discussion about shaping a virtual gathering place for the AA in their accessible VR space, SquAAre, on 20 April. Visit the space now

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