A dedicated section for references used across the Bartlett.
A growing archive of references recommended by staff and students with the aim of diversifying our collective curriculum.
The Source of Self‑Regard
Associate Professor Sara Shafiei shares recordings and writings of Toni Morrison, the 1993 Nobel Prize for Literature recipient.
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.
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.
“Horace Ové, The Black Safari, (Comedy) 1972”
Isaac Nanabeyin Simpson presents a 1972 spoof documentary for BBC2’s World about Series called ‘Black Safari’.
Maxwell Mutanda presents a 1978 film ‘Blacks Britannica’ which was banned in Britain upon its release looking at structural racism in Britian.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
“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.
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
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.