The Bartlett School of Architecture


The Bartlett Here East Open Afternoon

27 February 2020, 2:30 pm–6:30 pm

Here East

This event is free.

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The Bartlett School of Architecture


Here East
Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park


An open afternoon for postgraduate students to discover more about The Bartlett School of Architecture's four Master's programmes taught at UCL at Here East:

Join us for talks, tours and taster sessions in our state-of-the-art studio, fabrication and interdisciplinary research space at Here East in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Please note: this event is specifically for students interested in studying one of our four Master's programmes taught at UCL at Here East. For more information about the school's other Master's programmes, please visit our postgraduate programme pages.


14:30 | Registration and Meet & Greet

Our colleagues will be available at our Here East reception area to assist you.

15:00 | Welcome Talks

Welcome from Christoph Lindner, Dean of The Bartlett, and Andrew Edkins, Head of The Bartlett Real Estate Institute.

15:30 | Programme Introductions

An introduction to all four of our Master's programmes taught at Here East. 

16:30 | Tours and Taster Sessions

Bio-Integrated Design MArch/MSc
Visitors will get to see some of the key equipment in use in our lab space and speak with current students and academics about their research. Our academics will then lead a tour the facilities at Here East to demonstrate the close relationship between studio, workshop and laboratory. There will also be an opportunity to see some student work in progress from Year 1 and 2 cohorts, to gain insight into the skills taught within Bio-Integrated Design.

Design for Manufacture MArch
Academics will lead a tour of our fabrication and workshop facilities and there will be opportunity to ask questions and find out about the prototypes and materials currently being used. There will also be live demonstrations of several of the KUKA industrial robot arms carrying out robotic-fabrication activities, and s selection of work, including prototypes and drawings, from current and past cohorts will be displayed in the studio space for viewing.

Design for Performance and Interaction MArch
Visitors will get the opportunity to talk to current students about their work and discuss their experiences of the programme so far. There will be an opportunity to meet with recent alumni and engage with performative practice in our Black Box space.

Situated Practice MA
Academics will lead a walk along the canal, skirting the Olympic Park to Hackney Wick, a neighbourhood of local industries alongside the densest concentration of artist studios in Europe under threat from regeneration and gentrification. Along the way, students and academics will take collective readings of the urban landscape.

17:30 | Refreshments and Networking

Light refreshments and the opportunity to talk with our admissions staff, programme leaders, and current students.

18:30 | Constructing Realities – Public Lecture

Join us for a public lecture from our Constructing Realities series. 

Urban Surveillance

Film still from ‘Aeronautica’, by Henrietta Williams
Artists and researchers Henrietta Williams and Merijn Royaards share their short-film collaboration, Aeronautica, exposing the gradual dominance of our aerial landscape from surveillance, whilst also touching on the alluring beauty this new viewpoint provides. Following a screening of the film, Henrietta and Merijn discuss the production of the work, the nature of their audio-visual collaboration, and the possibilities that film making offers to extend architectural research methods into new forms of artist practice. 

About the film
Aeronautica, by Merijn Royaards and Henrietta Williams

Taking its name from a book documenting a famous early balloon journey from London to Weilburg in Germany, Aeronautica tracks the shift in the aerial viewpoint from one of sublime spectacle to military dominance and destruction. It is an aesthetic exploration of the emotional force of the distant ‘God’s-eye-view’, in which the viewer becomes complicit in the beauty and horror of destruction.

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