PenangPENANG STREETWARE II AAaw
Saturday 6 – Saturday 13 July 2013
George Town – capital of Malaysia’s ‘heaven island’, Penang – will continue to be the focus of research of the first AA Alumni Research Programme. This platform activates a design studio that questions the generic term of the street and foresees opportunities within the protected core of Penang - UNESCO World Heritage site.
AA alumni worldwide and AA teaching staff create a Research Studio that collaborate with a group of architecture students from the local University, USM in order to help the exploration of AA ideas in the rich cultural context. Studio work will combine emerging digital tools and material experimentations that would be presented to relevant personalities in Penang followed by a publication distributed mainly in Europe and Asia.
AA connects the AA network with the local strength in order to explore the fusion of traditional and contemporary architecture suggesting a direction for the twenty-first-century development of George Town.
The deadline for applications is 28 June 2013. All participants travelling from abroad are responsible for securing any visa required. After payment of fees, the AA can provide a letter confirming participation in the workshop. A portfolio or CV is not required, only the online application form and payment.
The AA Penang Visiting School requires a fee of £635 per participant (applicants will already be AA Members and the £60 Visiting Membership fee will be deducted on the online application form). Fees are non refundable. Fees do not include flights. Accommodation is included in the fee. Students need to bring their own laptops, digital equipment and model making tools. Please ensure this equipment is covered by your own insurance as the AA takes no responsibility for items lost or stolen at the workshop.
The AAaw is a new Visiting School dedicated and open to AA alumni from across the broad range of courses, AA fourth and fifth year students and AA Master programmes, which proposes to pursue a dialogue and offer creative responses amongst the thriving pool of AA alumni.