The Bartlett School of Architecture


The Bartlett Research Conversations

4:00 pm to 7:00 pm, 11 December 2018

3 billboards outside Grenfall Tower

MPhil/PhD student Chi Nguyen discusses her research

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students




Jakub Owczarek – Teaching and Learning
020 3108 9336


22 Gordon Street
United Kingdom

Civic Publishing for Urban Change in Contemporary London 

Chi Nguyen

Supervisors: Professors Ben Campkin and Peter Bishop

Chi studies the changed role of publishing in London at a civic scale, through design-based and collaborative practices and theoretical investigations. 

She analyses the publishing practices of the Greater London Authority and self-organised community groups from a critical media and communication design perspective. Drawing together ideas of publics and flow, Chi explores how these different areas of the city can better interact across government and community levels. 

Chi's thesis seeks to expand publication scholarship with an original interpretation of civic publishing as a connective gesture.

About The Bartlett Research Conversations

The Bartlett School of Architecture’s Research Conversations seminars comprise work-in-progress and upgrade presentations by students undertaking the MPhil/PhD Architectural Design and MPhil/PhD Architectural and Urban History and Theory. All current UCL staff and students are welcome to attend.

Held regularly throughout the academic year, the seminars are attended by the programme directors, Professor Jonathan Hill and Professor Ben Campkin, PhD Coordinators, Dr. Nina Vollenbröker and Dr Sophie Read, and other PhD supervisors.

Images: THREE BILLBOARDS OUTSIDE GRENFALL TOWER, by Justice4Grenfall. Photography by Jeff Moore