The Bartlett School of Architecture


Essay Film Festival: The Architecture Essay Film

31 March 2017, 11:00 am–4:00 pm

Photo © 2016 Stefanos Levidis

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Essay Film Festival


Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD

Session #14: The Architectural Essay Film, with The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

This special collaboration with The Bartlett School of Architecture is in two parts:

  • An introductory talk by Penelope Haralambidou (Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL), defining the ‘architectural essay film’ by looking at historical examples, but also examining its emerging role in architectural design.
  • A screening of a selection of films made by Bartlett students using film as part of their architectural practice and research. The event will conclude with a discussion with some of the authors / filmmakers / designers.

This event is free and open to the public. To find out more and register, visit essayfilmfestival.com

Dr Penelope Haralambidou

Dr Penelope Haralambidou, Senior Lecturer, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, is acting director of the MPhil/PhD Architectural Design programme and MArch Unit 24 coordinator. Her current work lies between architectural design, art practice and curating, experimental film and critical theory and has been published and exhibited internationally. She is the organiser of the symposium Architecture | Essay | Film, April 2016, and author of ‘The Architectural Essay Film’ (ARQ, volume 19 issue 03, 2015) and Marcel Duchamp and the Architecture of Desire (Routledge, 2013). She has contributed writing on themes such allegory, figural theory, stereoscopy and film in architecture to a wide range of publications.

The Unit 24 website can be found here: unittwentyfour.com/

Photo: © 2016 Stefanos Levidis