Apply now to join AA Visiting School Budapest 2019

Budapest-based Visiting School, is part of the world most prestigious and renowned architectural school - Architectural Association (AA). It will take place from the 2nd of August to 11th of August this year. In collaboration with prominent art and architectural institutions, such as FUGA, KÉK, IVANKA, and HELLO WOOD, all work will be exhibited during Budapest Design Week.

Brief and Agenda
Uncommon walkers and walks have for centuries offered surprising, subversive and resonating analysis of urban lives. To ‘walk’ – to think a walk, to represent and to remember a walk, to talk about and to detail a walk – is to produce not only knowledge of the city, but also the making of the city. From the physiognomy of moving bodies to the technology of navigation, psychogeography to nomadic identity, journey diaries to hand-held cameras, the city of Budapest will be explored and quarried through the medium of moving feet.

In its second year, AAVS Budapest extends the previous exploration of the uncommon walk through the interventive ‘Walker’ to possibilities of an urban ‘walking’ set that strategically records, extrapolates and modifies our everyday spaces and our understanding of them. While the ‘Walker’ may be considered as an extended and augmented version of a pedestrian, the ‘walking set’ is a cross between a moving person, i.e. from the incidentally captured passerby to the intentional worker/performer, and a moving fragment of the city, i.e. as part of cycles of physical transformations of our urban environment. Architectural elements such as a doorway or a facade can ‘walk’ and be re-appropriated, materials can move and be reused, even particular views and scenes in the city as constructs can also be transported, duplicated, edited and merged. The walking set is an evidence of material and immaterial transaction, as well as a new provocateur, within the city.

AAVS Budapest collaborates closely with prominent art and architectural institutions (FUGA, KÉK and BME) and creative international practices (IVANKA and HELLO WOOD) based in Budapest, as well as brings together an array of individuals as guest lecturers and workshop tutors who have developed a body of work relating to the theme of walking. Specialised workshops, guided experiments and project tutorials will be interspersed with evening public lectures and roundtable discussions. The output of AAVS Budapest’s ten-day activity, which will consist of a mixture of drawings, texts, sounds, images, films, collages, maps, catalogues, models and projections, will be exhibited in public as part of the renowned Budapest Design Week.

Doreen Bernath
Doreen Bernath is an architect and a theorist across disciplines of design, technology, philosophy, visual art, media and cultures. Trained at Cambridge and the AA, she won an RIBA scholarship and was a finalist in 2011 for the RIBA President’s Award for Outstanding Thesis (Phd). She is a co-editor of RIBA’s The Journal of architecture and is the founding director of SpaceMedia Int and DEZACT.

Pei Yong
Originally from Borneo, Pei Yong is an ARB Registered Architect and currently resides in Budapest. She graduated from the AA Diploma and had worked internationally for renowned practices in London, Barcelona, Kuala Lumpur, Shanghai and Singapore. Pei has been a guest critic at a number of architecture schools, including the AA. She now runs her little studio - WY Design and AAVS Budapest.

Harikleia Karamali
Following her studies at the Architectural Association, Harikleia Karamali has worked for John Pawson, RARE Architecture, and is currently a project architect at DROO Architecture in London, where she manages a range of international projects. Harikleia maintains a close relationship to academia, particularly at the AA where she has been a unit tutor since 2015. Unit agendas focus on urban and cultural projects, including participations at the Salone del Mobile (Milan 2017), Manifesta12 (Palermo 2018) and Budapest Design Week (2018). In addition, Harikleia has participated in several international visiting schools and workshops as a tutor and an invited critic. Her academic work, design and theory, has been published in Rituals and Walls (AA Press: 2016) and in Scavengers and Other Creatures in Promised Lands (AA Press: 2017), while her design and photographic work has been exhibited in EMST (National Museum of Contemporary Art), the New Benaki Museum and the Image Gallery, in Athens.

Nick Green
Nick Green is an educator and spatial designer based in London, UK. He is a founding member of design collective ON/OFF and has been contributing to projects internationally since 2012. Nick also teaches at Oxford Brookes University and Chelsea College of Arts, as well as acting as an assistant tutor for AA Diploma Unit 10. He is currently an Arts and Culture Fellow at the University of Exeter undertaking research on spaces of learning.

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Cite: "Apply now to join AA Visiting School Budapest 2019" 27 Feb 2019. ArchDaily. Accessed . <> ISSN 0719-8884

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