THE MARK FISHER SCHOLARSHIP (originally published in AArchitecture 21) Excerpt

Established by Tait Towers in support of AA Students

THE MARK FISHER SCHOLARSHIP (originally published in AArchitecture 21)

12 February 2014
Architectural Association, London


A new AA Scholarship has been established in memory of Mark Fisher, a graduate and inspiring teacher at the school who sadly died in June 2013. The Mark Fisher Scholarship Fund has been initiated by James Fairorth and Tait Towers, who worked closely with Mark on ground-breaking music performance events around the world.


Mark combined his skill as an architect and designer with a passion for rock and roll, pioneering the modern stadium performance and with it reimagining what we understand as the architectural spectacle.


The Scholarship will be managed by the AA Foundation and given annually starting 2014/15 for the equivalent of one full year’s school fees in support of a student of exceptional talent and interest in the intersection of architecture, performance, media and engineering. Undergraduate applicants must state their interest in an AA scholarship in the ‘Scholarships and Awards’ section of their application form for entry to the school.


For more information on the Scholarship, or to make a donation to the Mark Fisher Fund and help commemorate his important legacy to the worlds of architecture and performance, please visit or email


For more information:

To make your own inflatable pig out of paper, download the instructions here

AArchitecture 21

The Mark Fisher Scholarship

Mark Fisher Obituary

Stufish – Mark Fisher’s practice

(Inflatable pig at Battersea Power Station, launched to celebrate the release of Pink Floyd’s album, Animals, in 1977 , Image credits: Mark Fisher)