It’s All Academic Festival
10 September 2019
Bartlett graduates participate in a festival of family-friendly activities with colleagues from across UCL.
It’s All Academic, a UCL-wide festival, returns for its third year this autumn, open to all 10:00 – 16:00 on Saturday 05 October in the UCL quad and cloisters, Bloomsbury.
During the festival, children will have the opportunity to explore architecture, with two innovative workshops from Bartlett graduates: Create Your Future City and The Crowd-Clad Chalet.
Create Your Future City
Developed by Architecture MArch graduate Robert Newcombe, this workshop encourages families to test and build their vision of our future cities using collaborative model making. First showcased at The Bartlett Summer Show Family Day, children can work with clay, collage, drawing and other techniques to fabricate their very own three-dimensional spaces.
The Crowd-Clad Chalet
This workshop was created by The Bakerloos, an experimental architecture studio founded by Bartlett alumni Johanna Just, Ness Lafoy, Agostino Nickl, Christopher Delahunt and Flick Barbur. The hands-on workshop invites guests to create a new roof, crafting bespoke shingles that are then attached to an open timber roof structure, which gradually forms a shelter over the duration of the event.
Find out more
It’s All Academic was launched in September 2016 as UCL’s biggest ever philanthropy and engagement campaign, with the aim to raise £600 million and 250,000 volunteer hours for world-impacting research, far-reaching student support and transformative capital projects.
By the end of May 2019, the campaign total reached £535 million and 180,000 volunteer hours. Aligned with UCL’s long-term strategy UCL 2034, it focuses on four main themes that reflect the unique culture and contribution of UCL: health, students, London, and disruptive thinking.
Image: Robert Newcombe, leading the Creating Your Future City Workshop, at The Bartlett Summer Show Family Day, 2019. Photography by Ana Escobar.