The Bartlett School of Architecture


Writing Labs

06 November 2017, 6:00 pm–8:00 pm

Writing Labs

Open to researchers and practitioners of all disciplines, the Writing Labs explore what writing can do critically and creatively.

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Open to

UCL staff | UCL students | UCL alumni




The Bartlett School of Architecture


Room 6.02, The Bartlett School of Architecture, 22 Gordon Street, London, WC1H 0QB

The first of two seminars concerned with the theme of love, Tim Mathews and Mathelinda Nabugodi will look at Percy Bysshe Shelley’s short essay On Love (1819) and Roland Barthes’ Fragments d'un discours amoureux (1977) [A Lover’s Discourse: Fragments trans. by Richard Howard] focusing on the introductory section on how the book is constructed and on the fragments s’abîmer, absence, atopos, déclaration, identification, and lettre.

The Writing Lab will explore the ways in which these two authors use creative techniques to drive their critical argumentation about the overpowering, and yet elusive, subject of love. The reading will provide a foundation for the second part of the seminar which is devoted to the discussion of work-in-progress by its participants.

The Writing Labs are conceived and organised by Emma Cheatle, Tim Mathews, Mathelinda Nabugodi, Emily Orley, Jane Rendell and PA Skantze 

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The next Love Lab will take place on 5 March 2016. More information to follow.

Image: Site-writing: Gutter, 2017. The first iteration of the exhibition Site-Writing: Gutter, Index, Margin, 2017. Credit Joanne Preston.