A dedicated section for all work and references
shared by The Bartlett.
A growing archive of work and references shared by staff and students with the aim of diversifying our collective curriculum.
Blanche Cameron shared 'Now You Know', the debut book from Sound Advice, presenting perspectives on overcoming discrimination in our built environment from more than 50 architects and urbanists of colour.
“Discourse on Colonialism” by Aimé Césaire
Nick Hughes shares poet and polititian Aimé Césaire's "Discourse on Colonialism," which critically analysed colonialism's long-lasting effects.
An Architecture between Cultures: The Highland’s Council
Isaac Nanabeyin Simpson looks at the dominant history that has always been the British gaze mapped onto the African landscape.
Cabildo de Pacha (Council of Earth)
Alex Kolar investigates the reintegration of Spanish Colonial architecture in the context of an indigenous society called the Muisca.
Rituals of Resistance: Narratives of critical inhabitation
Arinjoy Sen's project addresses the contested inhabitation of fragile ecosystems in the Sundarbans, situated in the borderlands of Bangladesh and India
A Global History of Architecture
Associate Professor Felicity Atekpe presents ‘A Global History of Architecture’ a book which changed the way architectural history is viewed, studied and taught.
Lo Marshall presents Rebel Dykes, a 2021 film telling the story of post-punk SM dyke subculture in 1980s London.
Working Towards a Pluriversity: progressive conversations, NOT solutions
In light of recent events, such as George Floyd’s death, we have granted ourselves the liberation of being able to address the idea of race and thus the realisation of how evident it is that change needs to happen. Shaunee Lyn Tan explores further.
Populist Imaginaries in Pakistan
Using populism theories and extensive ethnographic data, Dr. Sumrin Kalia investigates populist narratives in networks and their impact on citizen subjectivities.
For the War Yet to Come: Planning Beirut’s Frontier
Dr Azadeh Mashayekhi presents ‘For the War Yet to Come: Planning Beirut’s Frontier’ a book by Hiba Bou Akar looking at urban planning in areas of conflict.
Architecture Without Architects
Dr Kwame Addae-Dappah presents in “Architecture Without Architects: A Short Introduction to Non-Pedigreed Architecture”, Bernard Rudofsky steps outside the narrowly defined discipline that has governed our sense of architectural history and discusses the art of building as a universal phenomenon.
Will I cause harm?: Practising Ethics Guides for built environment research
Dr Emmaunel Osuteye presents a guide on how to practice ethics in the built environment.
La Petite Vendeuse de Soleil (The Little Girl Who Sold the Sun)
Giles Nartey presents a film from Senegal released in 1999 about a girl who faces obstacles and makes her way through life.
Maxwell Mutanda presents a 1978 film ‘Blacks Britannica’ which was banned in Britain upon its release looking at structural racism in Britian.
Power Systems: Conversations with David Barsamian on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire
Associate Professor Felicity Atekpe presents ‘Power Systems: Conversations with David Barsamian on Global Democratic Uprisings and the New Challenges to U.S. Empire’ by Noam Chomsky who is exploring the most immediate and urgent concerns facing humanity
Anansi And The Reincarnation of Achilles Street Estate
Tabatha Crook shares her research project exploring folklore, religious belief and fiction as a direct response to the harshly pragmatic, uninventive strategies being applied to social housing estates
MoHoA: A Global Collective on Modern Heritage of Africa, Modern Heritage of Anthropocene
Guang yu Ren introduces MoHoA as a global collaborative focusing on modern heritage in all its forms, presenting the paradox of being of modernity and yet threatened by its consequences.
Surge, a piece of poetry by Bernard, Chatto and Windus is presented by Jane Wong which captures the stories of the New Cross Fire of 1981.
Embedding justice in the 1.5°C transition: A transdisciplinary research agenda
Nick Hughes shares 'Embedding justice in the 1.5°C transition: A transdisciplinary research agenda'.
The Anatomy of Being Chinese
Engaging the typology of an embassy to navigate and expose western perceptions and prejudices associated with China, the project aims to provide a counter-argument in response to the misconception of the country, the community and myself, a second generation Chinese-British immigrant.
“Confucius’ Courtyard: Architecture, Philosophy and the Good Life in China”
Guang yu Ren presents Xing Ruan’s 2021 book ‘Confucius Courtyard –Architecture, Philosophy and the Good Life in China’.
Just Space community-led recovery plan for London
In order to create a future that differs from the past, sixty diverse London groups have worked together to construct a post-pandemic recovery plan. Students at Bartlett have played a key role in encouraging this process and are now supporting its execution.
The Fyfield School of Land
The Fyfield School of Land is a project that is the outcome of a year of collaboration between Kaye Song and Negar Taatizadeh.
“Horace Ové, The Black Safari, (Comedy) 1972”
Isaac Nanabeyin Simpson presents a 1972 spoof documentary for BBC2’s World about Series called ‘Black Safari’.
Accelerating Islamophobia and emerging ‘Mosquephobia’
Professor Ali Alraouf and Sara Motwani talk about how mosques intersect with issues of Islamophobia and diversity in the built environment.
Staying Alive: Women, Ecology and Development by Vandana Shiva
Blanche Cameron recommends Vandana Shiva's book 'Staying Alive,' a compelling examination of women's relationship with nature.
The Crumple and the Scrape: Two Genderqueer Textiles
The Crumple and the Scrape: Two Genderqueer textiles is a lecture by UC Berley College of Environmental Design’s Lucas Crawford, presented by Lo Marshall, looking at the role texture plays in gender and sexuality.
The Seres Museum
Mufeng Shi introduces the Seres Museum which is located in an alternative reality of Athens. In this museum the historical influence of Athena has been replaced by an Eastern goddess of silk.
LGBTQ+ nightlife in London
Initiated in 2016 by Dr Ben Campkin and Lo Marshall, in collaboration with community groups the Raze Collective and the Queer Spaces Network, this research project focuses on nightlife spaces important to London's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer (LGBTQ+) communities since 1986.
The Role Of Ephemerality In The Queer Nightclub
Xan Xacobo Goetzee-Barral presents the ephemerality of the queer nightclub as a means for survival (at the scale of the city), a means for queer intimacy (the nightclub) and a means for promoting inclusivity (the body).
“How Europe Underdeveloped Africa”
Ala’a Shehabi presents Walter Rodney’s 1972 book ‘How Europe Underdeveloped Africa’ that describes how Africa was deliberately exploited and underdeveloped by European colonial regimes.
Value Engineering – Scenes from the Grenfell Inquiry
Blanche Cameron shares "Value Engineering: Scenes from the Grenfell Inquiry" which focuses on testimony from individuals responsible for the tower's disastrous renovation.
Urban Africa Risk Knowledge (Urban ARK): Disrupting risk accumulation through enhanced local capacities across the Global South.
How can cities in the global south alleviate the effects of urban risks? Professor Adriana Allen, Professor Cassidy Johnson, Dr. Emmauel Osuteye and Dr Rita Lambert investigate what can be done.
Citizens’ Assembly Lebanon
Ala’a Shehabi looks at an innovative method to integrate and democratise research whilst transforming the role of a university into a key facilitator for social and material change.
Mr Dennis Scrivens this one is for you
Mahika Gautam’s project began as an exploration of the performative nature of the food-giving ritual in Indian culture.
The Source of Self‑Regard
Associate Professor Sara Shafiei shares recordings and writings of Toni Morrison, the 1993 Nobel Prize for Literature recipient.
Women in Place: The politics of Gender Segregation in Iran
Dr Azadeh Mashayekhi presents the book ‘Women in Place_The politics of Gender Segregation in Iran’ by Nazanin Sharhrokni which highlights the built environment role in reinforcing political views.
Helping secure Asmara’s UNESCO World Heritage status
Decades of research and consultancy by Professor Edward Denison and Guang Yu Ren helped in achieving UNESCO World Heritage Site status for Asmara, the capital of Eritrea.
Staging London’s Modern Housing Estates for Diversity and Inclusion
Eva Branscombe introduces SPID (‘Social, Progressive, Interconnected, Diverse’) Theatre Companies multidisciplinary programmes.
Degree’s of Exchange: Exploring Community, Culture and Place through the lens of Materiality
Through an architectural and material intervention this programme aims to explore multiplicity within identity and culture by developing a language of architecture that helps Tyler Ebanja to investigate and reveal ‘who I am’...
Collective Jewellery Landscapes
Xan Goetzee-Barral explores how Jewellery can provide a beguiling opportunity to explore the relationship between the site of the body and of the landscape, through its socio-cultural, material and tactile qualities.
Whose Right to the Smart City: AHRC International Network 2016-2018
Ava Fatah Gen Schieck introduces 'Whose Right to the (Smart) City?,' a network of interdisciplinary academics and stakeholders that critically examine the use of ICTs by marginalised populations around the world.
Urban Housing Affordability Problem in Africa: A Search for Pragmatic Solution?
Dr Kwame Addae-Dapaah's paper takes a holistic view of the housing affordability problem to discuss the multifaceted nature of the problem vis-à-vis the political, social, institutional, economic and financial milieu of Africa.
Giles Nartey investigates how the reading of a city and ways to disguise architecture and communities to help preserve them.