The Bartlett School of Architecture


Summer Show 2019: Family Day

23 June 2019, 11:00 am–4:00 pm

The Bartlett Summer Show Family Day 2018. Two children and their parents are sitting at a table doing arts and crafts.

Celebrate this year’s Summer Show with a range of family activities for the creative and curious.

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The Bartlett School of Architecture


The Bartlett School of Architecture
22 Gordon Street
United Kingdom


This year's annual Summer Show Family Day will explore The London Festival of Architecture's theme of boundaries, with workshops led by artists, designers and creatives. Each workshop is suitable for young people aged 4-14 to enjoy with their parents or guardians, and is structured on a drop-in basis.

Our café will be open throughout the event selling a range of refreshments for all the family.

Children remain the responsibility of their parents or guardians throughout our Family Day and parents or guardians must be present at all times.


Create Your Future City

Creating our Future City by Robert Newcombe
Test and make your vision of our future cities and natural environments, using collaborative model making, with The Bartlett's Robert Newcombe. Sustainability, identity, citizenship and other current issues in design and architecture will be explored using an interactive toolkit that supports all skill-levels of making.

Robert Newcombe

Robert is a recent graduate of the Architecture MArch programme at The Bartlett School of Architecture, and has regularly taught on The Bartlett's Summer School courses. He co-directs the Aldea Foundation in Chile, which started the first Open House Santiago weekend and has built with young people and communities a number of participatory design projects across the country.

Look No Hands!

Bartlett Summer Show Family Day © Ana Escobar
Be part of a collective 3D drawing where the studio becomes the landscape to design and draw at full scale.

Explore the process of drawing not with your hands but with your whole body, by 'mis-using' everyday objects and clothes to create new and strange drawing tools. By the end of the day a set of new tools for architects will be produced, along with a new 3D drawn space to occupy. This workshop will be led by Felicity Barbur and Kirsty McMullan in collaboration with The Bakerloos.

The Bakerloos

The Bakerloos are an experimental design studio based in London. In 2016 they embarked on a journey, stopping at collective drawing explorations, playful workshop experiments and prize-winning urban folly proposals. Leaving behind the beaten track, rethinking academic conventions, typologies and working methods, they aim to build platforms reconnecting the public to the architectural and urban realm. They encourage participation through new means, leaving the tunnel of architectural norms behind and laying new tracks for the future of urban culture. 

Ice Cream Architecture

Ice Cream
Work with artists and architects from STORE Projects to push the boundaries of the building process and discover how architecture can inspire designs for eating. Play with scale, texture and colour in a series of activities, then turn your ideas into ice cream cones!

Produce your own ice cream flavours that are inspired by works in the show and the architecture around you. 

STORE Projects

STORE is a London-based association of artists, architects and designers composed of three core elements: an educational programme of art and architecture courses, wide-ranging public events and exhibitions, and a socially engaged design practice.

There is no need to book to attend our Family Day, workshops will be running on a drop-in basis.  


All our event spaces are accessible. For any additional support or information, please email or call 020 3108 7337.

If you have any special access requirements please email us using the subject line ACCESS.

Lead image: Summer Show 2018 Family Day. ©Ana Escobar

1. Creating Our Future City © Robert Newcombe
2. Bartlett Summer Show Family Day © Ana Escobar