AA Community Cluster


The Architectural Association Community Cluster is a newly formed group that seeks to act as a forum for people interested in socially and environmentally responsible design, with an emphasis on small-scale, self-built projects in the UK and abroad. One facet of the Community Cluster is the AA’s Article 25 Student Chapter, the aim of which is to raise awareness about the role the built environment can play in international development and disaster relief. Through a series of lectures, workshops and events, our ambition is to bring together the activities and research already taking place within the school, and reach a wider audience through the AA’s public program.




Lectures and events next semester:


  • Saturday 21st – Sunday 22nd January: Hooke Park

Hooke Permaculture Workshop 1 (discussion + planning) – apply now! communitycluster@aaschool.ac.uk

  • Tuesday 24th January: 6.30pm in the Cinema

‘Citizen Architect’ – documentary about Samuel Mockbee and the Rural Studio


  • Tuesday 31st January: 6pm in the Lecture Hall

‘An Architecture That Follows Necessity’ – presentation by young Norwegian practice TYIN


  • Wednesday 8th February: 1pm in the Lecture Hall

‘Open Discussion’: AA students (past and present) will talk about self-built projects they have been involved with… full line-up coming soon!


  • Tuesday 14th February: 6.30pm in the Cinema

‘The Garden’ – documentary about the battle to save a 14 acre community garden in South Central LA


  • Saturday 24th – Sunday 25th March: Hooke Park

Hooke Permaculture Workshop 2 (construction + planting) apply now! communitycluster@aaschool.ac.uk