Architectural Association
Communication and Media Studies

AA Communication & 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. Communication 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.


Kate Davies
Head of Media Studies

Oliviu Lugojan-Ghenciu
Lab Coordinator

Architectural Association
School of Architecture

36 Bedford Square
London WC1B 3ES

+44 (0)20 7887 4000



www.aaschool.ac.uk/talkingmedia (requires log in)

Talking Media is a series of short talks introducing students
across the school to a broad range of media, tools and
technologies, and how they inform creative thinking and

Over the coming weeks we will be releasing a series of 25
media talks by CMS tutors exploring the richness of the
subjects they teach.

5 talks each week for 5 weeks.

The first 5 talks are now online hereand include; explorations of
the spatio-temporal magic of graphic novels; passion for
the unpredictable and unexpected in drawing; precision
thinking through the photographic eye; theatrical image
making and staging worlds through gaming technologies
and a mysterious journey into the world of illusion in film.