The Bartlett School of Architecture


Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020 – Bartlett International Lecture Series

04 March 2020, 6:30 pm–8:00 pm

Resolve Collective: The Garage, 2019.

This event has been cancelled.

This event is free.

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The Bartlett School of Architecture


Christopher Ingold Auditorium
22 Gordon Street
United Kingdom

This event has been cancelled because its content is also one of the issues being raised by the current UCU strike action.

Design Panel: Celebrating International Women’s Day 2020


Join us to celebrate International Women's Day with a special evening of conversation about architectural design and equality, diversity and inclusion for women and minority groups. The evening will be composed of short presentations by panellists leading into discussion with the audience to celebrate and affirm: 

  • BAME, LGBTQI+ and disability diversity and inclusion in architecture 
  • Architecture and urban design in climate change emergency
  • Inclusive education and training
  • Design for multigenerational communities
  • Architectural collectives (including the Part W collective)

Refreshments will be served following the event.


Amica Dall, Co-founder/Member, Assemble Studio 

Bio to follow.

Esther Fox, Head of Accentuate 

Esther Fox. © Christopher Lanaway Photography

Esther Fox works across the cultural sector as Head of the Accentuate Programme, delivering innovative projects for disabled people to lead and participate in. She is a practicing artist and researcher and is currently exploring the ways new technologies such as virtual reality and robot doubles can create wider access to culture. Previously, Esther headed up the ground-breaking History of Place programme exploring 8 built heritage sites relating to 800 years of disability history.

Image: Esther Fox. © Christopher Lanaway Photography


Charlotte Malterre Barthes, Omnibus/ETH Zurich  

Charlotte Malterre-Barthes. © Caroline Palla

Charlotte Malterre-Barthes is an architect, urban designer, and scholar investigating space and political economy, and is a founding member of the Parity Group, a grassroots association committed to improving gender equality and diversity in architecture. She is principal of the urban design practice OMNIBUS and director of the MAS Urban Design at ETHZ, where she completed a PhD on food territories in Egypt. 

Charlotte was a guest professor at TU Berlin in 2019, co-curator of the 12th Architecture Biennale of São Paulo, and co-author of Eileen Gray: A House under the Sun (Nobrow, London) and Some Haunted Spaces in Singapore (Edition Patrick Frey, Zurich).

Image: Charlotte Malterre-Barthes. © Caroline Palla


Clare Murray, Head of Sustainability, Levitt Bernstein

Clare Murray

As Head of Sustainability at architectural practice Levitt Bernstein, Clare Murray champions for new buildings to be sustainably designed using a holistic approach. She oversees all projects from concept through to implementation and post-occupancy, including the development of the practice’s sustainability policy and approach. Clare has contributed to a range of research work and publications, campaigning for sustainability to be included throughout her designs. Clare plays a key role in the London Energy Transformation Initiative and was part of the team who delivered the recently released Climate Emergency Design Guide.


Danna Walker, Founder/Director, Built By Us

Danna Walker. © A. Levy

Danna Walker is the founder and director of Built By Us, an award-winning social enterprise which exists to actively champion greater diversity and inclusion in the construction sector. Most recently, Built By Us won the prestigious National Mentoring Awards 2019, National Diversity Programme of the Year for the innovative FLUID Diversity Mentoring Programme. Danna is also a board member of Public Practice and former charity Trustee and an elected Board member for the Architects Registration Board.

Image: Danna Walker. © A. Levy


Sarah Wigglesworth, Director, Sarah Wigglesworth Architects 

Sarah Wigglesworth. © Frank Bauer

Sarah Wigglesworth is director of London-based architectural practice Sarah Wigglesworth Architects, which she founded in 1994. With 30 years’ experience in academia, her work focuses on creating people-centred environments that comment on and respond to their cultural context. Sarah’s work is acknowledged as a pioneering influence in British Architecture and she was granted the title Royal Designer for Industry in 2012 and awarded an MBE in 2003.

Image: Sarah Wigglesworth. © Frank Bauer


Akil Scafe-Smith, Co-Founder/Member, RESOLVE

Akil Scafe-Smith. © Fabian Dankl.

Akil Scafe-Smith is co-founder and member of RESOLVE, an interdisciplinary design collective that aims to address multi-scalar social challenges by combining architecture, art, technology and engineering. RESOLVE have delivered numerous projects, workshops, and talks, in London and across Europe as well as working with a variety of initiatives and institutions to pilot projects that introduce young people from under-represented backgrounds to concepts in interdisciplinary design.

Akil currently also works as a researcher for the London School of Economics with Dr. Julia King, working with young people in Brent to co-design a public space in Wembley Park and an accompanying set of policy recommendations.

Image: Akil Scafe-Smith. © Fabian Dankl.


Ben Campkin, The Bartlett School of Architecture

Ben Campkin. © Richard Stonehouse.

Ben Campkin is Professor of History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism at The Bartlett School of Architecture and Co-Director of the UCL Urban Laboratory. He is author of Remaking London (2013), which won the 2014 Jane Jacobs Urban Communication Foundation Award, co-author of the report LGBTQ+ Cultural Infrastructure in London (2017), co-editor of the anthologies Sexuality and Gender at Home, Engaged Urbanism (2016) and Dirt: New Geographies of Cleanliness and Contamination (2007), and co-founder/editor of the Urban Pamphleteer series.

Image: Ben Campkin. © Richard Stonehouse.



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

Lead image: Resolve Collective: The Garage, 2019. 

Carousel images

1. Participant at Built by Us FLUID Diversity Mentoring Programme.
2. Specimen Jars in Evolution VR Game by Esther Fox.
3. LGBTQIA+ Community Cafe and Bar, First Out, in Tottenham Court Road, London.
4. A collection of flyers for Parity Talks, public debates on gender equality and diversity in architectural education and practice, held at ETHZ Department of Architecture on International Women's Day every year.