The Bartlett School of Architecture


Situated Practice Live

14 December 2018, 1:00 pm–6:00 pm

Family photograph

Join Situated Practice staff and students for a series of live performances and events, in addition to the concepts, objects, films and ideas presented within the exhibition, Fifteen.

This event is free.

Event Information

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The Bartlett School of Architecture - Situated Practice
020 3108 7337


The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment
22 Gordon Street
United Kingdom


During six live moments, students' work and research becomes activated, and visitors can witness performances, hear readings, share stories and participate in workshops and discussions. 

This event is free to attend and open to all. Visitors are welcome to drop in for one or many live sessions throughout the afternoon. 


13:00 – 14:00 - Kai-Wen Chen, Given Table

Given Table is a performative event that engages with issues concerning food and cultural politics in scenes transposed from the everyday life of restaurants. Invited participants from the food industry engage with the delivery of assigned tasks relating to the preparation and consumption of meals. Post-performance there will be an opportunity for an informal Q&A.

14:00 – 14:45 - Rafael Guendelman Hales, Objects removed for study: ‘A reading of the tablets’

Take part in a discussion exploring the representation of Iraqi heritage. Invited guests include historian Professor Eleanor Robson, UCL, an expert in cuneiform (early writing) and Iraqi Heritage; Nadia Faydh, an Iraqi researcher writing a book related to migrant Arab women in western countries; and Fawzia Alwaji, a member of the Iraqi Community Association of London.

14:45 – 15:00 - Martina Fernanda Amato, La Memoria Famigliare / The Familial Memory

You’re invited to hear a poetry reading in both English and Italian.

15:00-15:45 - Mélia Beaudoin, Asking For It

Come and share your street harassment stories and participate in the creation of a collective artwork. All genders welcome because this not just a women's issue! 

15:45 – 16:00 - Pranati Satti, Live The Life You Have Always Imagined

Live The Life You Have Always Imagined brings out issues with the way the building industry is being marketed today through audio tours and walking books. Watch a short excerpt of the tour and pick up a brochure to find out more!
16:00 – 16:45 - Anastasia Balykina, Metropolis Arcana: ‘Let’s Predict the Bartlett’s Future’ 

Through this site-prediction we will discover potential changes to The Bartlett School of Architecture. From her tarot stall, the character of Annabel will read the future of the area from her special Metropolis Arcana. Anyone working or studying in this area, and interested in its future should come along and engage with this performance.

16:45 – 18:00 - Situating Practices - a discussion of concepts and cartographies with invited guests

Join staff and students to critically consider the cultural history and political geography of the terms, concepts and practice underpinning Situated Practice, including architecture, art, books, concepts, dates, events, keywords, locations, moments, people, sites, thematics, typologies, urbanism, works, and materials extracted from course bibliographies (written by staff), project definitions (written by students), and phrases from our Un-fixed Manifieste (written together).

If you have any access requirements please let us know by sending us an email or calling 020 3108 7337.

Image: La Memoria Famigliare / The Familial Memory, by Situated Practice MA student Martina Fernanda Amato.