The Bartlett School of Architecture


The Bartlett School of Architecture PhD WIP+ Season 1: Pilot!

04 July 2022–29 July 2022, 10:00 am–2:00 pm


A student-led initiative of supplementary support to The Bartlett School of Architecture PhD students to connect and share their knowledge, skills, and experience.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students | UCL alumni




Jhono Bennett & Zahira El Nazer

WIP+ (Work in Progress Plus) is a student-led initiative set up by PhD students at The Bartlett School of Architecture to connect and support the doctoral cohort across all streams of the programme.

WIP+ is intended to be a supplementary student-led support space to The Bartlett PhD Programme that works alongside existing training resources. The initiative is seen as a means to foster a platform for new and current PhD scholars to connect and share their knowledge, skills, and experience. The WIP+ has been developed through the volunteer efforts of previous PhD students who have launched and maintained this initiative since 2019. 

WIP+ is currently structured through seasons that will see different student groups convening and overseeing curated sets of themes, topics or focusses. The Season 1 program has been developed from a survey undertaken in 2021 and will act as a pilot for WIP+ initiative. The 2022 programme has been supported by funding from both The Bartlett School of Architecture PhD Programme and The Bartlett Faculty Doctoral Initiative Fund Award. 

All events are recorded and available on the Teams Group along with all documented resources and links. Join the Teams Group to be involved. There have already been several sessions this year to catch up on the teams site. The remaining sessions are detailed below. 

WIP+ 2022 Committee: Jhono Bennett, Zahira El Nazer, Kirti Durelle, Sepehr Zhand, Tumpa Fellows.

WIP+ Volunteers and Support Team: Ecem Egrin (Graphic Design), Thomas Parker, Jonathan Tyrell, Danielle Ovalle Costal, Danielle Hewitt, Thomas Dyckhoff

Former WIP+ Leaders & Founders: Danielle Hewitt, Aisling O’Carrol, Sol Perez Martinez and Claire Tunnacliffe 

6 June 2022 | 10:00 | Writing Collab 4: Working Session

A discussion and working session with Kerry-Jo Reilly from UCL Writing Lab. 

15 June 2022 | 15:30 | PhD Knowledge Share 4: Coding & Machine Learning for Architectural PhD Research

A presentation and discussion with Sepehr Zhand and Alberto Fernandez on Coding and Machine learning for architectural doctoral work.

24 June 2022 | 13:00 | WIP Work Share: Digital Methods & Methodologies 

A presentation and discussion from Mark Garcia, Alberto Fernandez and Alex Lăcătușu on their work around the theme of Methods and Methodologies of their streams through architectural doctoral work.

4 July 2022 | 10:00 | Writing Collab 5: Wrap Up Session

A Creative Workshop with Professor Jane Rendell

12 July 2022 | 15:30 | PhD Knowledge Share 5: Photogrammetry for Architectural PhD Research

A presentation and discussion with Thomas Parker and Thomas Pearce on Photogrammetry for architectural doctoral work.

29 July 2022 | 13:00 | WIP Work Share: Close-Off Session

A final close off session to wrap up Season 1: Pilot!

Previous Events | March - May 2022

The Season 1 program carries 3 event types formats:

Writing Collab (held on the first Monday - 10:00): The Knowledge Share sessions are a space for students or invited staff to present or host an event that shares doctoral related skills, experiences or lessons based on seasonal topics.

The WIP Work Share sessions are led by PhD students who will share their own work through selected themes for peer discussion. This may include recent upgrade reflections, publications, conference materials, exhibitions, and other doctoral related work.

PhD Knowledge Share (held on mid-Month Wednesdays - 15:30): The Writing Collab is facilitated by UCL Writing Lab. It is a monthly peer-session to share in-progress writing work and get feedback through a semi- structured group- determined format.

WIP Works Share (held on the last Friday of each month @13:00)

Previous Event Dates this academic year: 


09/03/2022 - 10:00 GMT PhD Knowledge Share 1: Welcome Event - BSA Hot Takes! 

A cross-cohort introduction workshop session to share personal lessons and experiences of the BSA PhD programme. 

14/03/2022 - 15:30 GMT Writing Collab 1: Co-Structuring Exercise & Introduction for Season 1

An open workshop to co-develop the writing collab structure with Kerry-Jo Reilly from UCL Writing Lab.

31/03/2022 - 13:00 BST WIP Work Share 1: Research Questions Design

A presentation of work and discussion on research question development for doctoral research with Ram Shergill, Saptarshi Sanyal and Omar Abolnaga.


04/04/2022 - 10:00 BST Writing Collab 2: Working Session: Editing, Publishing & Writing

A discussion and working session with the Commissioning Editor from UCL Press with Kerry-Jo Reilly from UCL Writing Lab.

13/04/2022 15:30 BST PhD Knowledge Share 2: Citation, Writing & Production Management Tools for Architectural PhD Research 

An introduction, tip sharing and discussion on citation and note taking software for architectural doctoral research.

29/04/2022 - 13:00 WIP Work Share 2: Positionality & Practising Ethics 

A presentation of work and discussion on the challenges and concerns around navigating positionality and ‘ethics’ in doctoral research with Petra Seitz, Naomi Gibson and Jhono Bennett.


02/05/2022 - 10:00 BST Writing Collab 3: Working Session Abstracts

A feedback, presentation, discussion on abstract writing with Kerry-Jo Reilly from UCL Writing Lab.

11/05/2022 - 15:30 BST PhD Knowledge Share 3: Research production, publication and process for Architectural PhD Research 

A presentation and discussion from Stelios Giamarelos and Nathan Telemaque on publishing doctoral work during and after the dissertation.

27/05/2022 - 13:00 BST WIP Work Share 3: Archival Work & Field Work

A presentation and discussion on Archival and Field Work from Olivier Bellfamme, Kerri Culhane and Danielle Hewitt.


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Image: "How did I stay sane during my PhD? No.89" Ecem Ergin