In close connection with their personal cinematographic research, Bêka & Lemoine have been teaching in various universities among which Columbia University GSAPP for the NY/Paris program (USA), Accademia di Architettura di Mendrisio (Switzerland), The Berlage Center for Advanced Studies in Architecture and Urban Design in Delft (Netherlands) and HEAD Geneva (Switzerland).
Since 2019, they are teaching a Diploma unit at the AA Architectural Association School of Architecture in London.

Within architecture schools, their intent is to raise awareness and sensitivity in architecture education towards the potential cinema can bring to architecture and urban knowledge, not as a mere communication tool but as a true autonomous language able to transmit the intensity of a full sensorial experience of space.

Drawing: @queridomies


AA Diploma 16 is a film-based unit working at the crossroads of social sciences and visual arts.The unit is centered around an anthropological quest that tries to understand who is this strange creature we call « homo Urbanus ». How he lives. How he relates to space, in both its public and private dimensions. How he behaves in society, how he relates to others and what relation he has to collective order and rules but also to individual freedom. We also observe his approach to labour, effort and fatigue and how the body expresses the living conditions.

The idea is to develop skills of accurate observation of our ordinary behavior and urban practices, let's say, our most essential needs and habits in relation to the space of the city in order to uncover not only the silent cultural layers but also the political and economical forces that are at play in our cities.

Laboratory for Sensitive Observers - AA Diploma 16 Student's works 2019/2020