AA Summer School, Short Course | Online (optional) | Architectural Association | London, United Kingdom
19 days
1560 GBP/full
1560 GBP/full
Tuition fee
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The AA Summer School from Architectural Association explores the urban landscape of food consumption, production, sale, transport and storage within the city of London. 


During its three-week AA Summer School programme from Architectural Association, units will set out from Bedford Square to investigate the ways in which the city consumes and metabolises food, energy and togetherness.

The act of eating is performative yet not a performance; it is charged with meaning and shaped by a wide range of relationships for which architecture is an enabler. 

The AA Summer School 2023 will investigate the spatial politics of food-related structures and events in a post-Covid-19 environment: markets, street fairs, restaurants, canteens, storage depots, domestic kitchens and commercial facilities will be the protagonists of our summer venture. 

Students shall operate collaboratively with a group of tutors from a variety of backgrounds, working towards the installation of a final project that will be exhibited at the AA.

The Summer School programme aims to build creative relationships between a diverse group of people who work together to investigate what architecture is, and what it can be – pushing the boundaries of architectural education beyond the established curriculum. 

AA will experiment within the school and out in the city; we will use the AA’s facilities and academic resources; we will party, work, laugh and play. The Summer School enables radical experimentation and freedom – both of which are central to the AA itself.


All applicants are responsible for securing their own travel and health insurance, and should ensure that their policy provides coverage for personal belongings such as: laptop, equipment, tools, passport, etc. The AA takes no responsibility for lost or stolen property.

Programme Structure

  • The Summer School is a full-time, three-week course comprising a unique and intensive programme of design studios, seminars, lectures and parties. Based on the AA unit system, it offers participants the opportunity to experience a diverse selection of different learning environments, teaching agendas and design techniques.
  • The programme offers, in conjunction with the onsite programme, an online unit for students who will be meeting via zoom. The online unit will operate in parallel with the events onsite events and those students will have digital access to all public programmes.

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 19 days

Start dates & application deadlines




On Campus, Online

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

Student insurance

Make sure to cover your health, travel, and stay while studying abroad. Even global coverages can miss important items, so make sure your student insurance ticks all the following:

  • Additional medical costs (i.e. dental)
  • Repatriation, if something happens to you or your family
  • Liability
  • Home contents and baggage
  • Accidents
  • Legal aid

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Other requirements

General requirements

  • The course is aimed at creative minds: prospective architectural students, current architectural students who would like to experience the learning environment at the AA; those who are considering a change of school; those who just completed school; individuals considering a change of career; and newcomers to architecture are all welcome to explore and innovate at the AA Summer School.

Tuition Fee

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  • International

    1560 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1560 GBP for the full programme during 19 days.
  • National

    1560 GBP/full
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 1560 GBP for the full programme during 19 days.

Living costs for London

1137 - 2157 GBP /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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