The Bartlett School of Architecture


The Bartlett International Lecture Series – Autumn 2020

30 September 2020

Speakers from across the globe are now confirmed for The Bartlett's flagship public lecture series this Autumn.

Resolve Collective: The Garage, 2019.

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All events in these series will be streamed live to the school's YouTube channel at 18:00 (UK time). 

This year, The Bartlett’s International Lecture Series (ILS) will move away from ‘lecturing’ towards ‘conversing’. The series aims to upend academic conventions, undermine traditional knowledge-power relationships, and place a bright spotlight on issues of equality, equity, diversity and inclusion.

Students, tutors and the public are invited to join together virtually with a range of extraordinary and accomplished thinkers, practitioners and activists from within and around the architectural sphere. Each event will be curated and co-hosted by a student and tutor working together, aiming to create a culture of care and laughter, and to inspire and encourage its audience.

Every speaker will be invited to finish the sentence:  “If I was an architecture student right now I’d...?”

All events will be streamed on the school's YouTube channel at 18:00 (UK time). No registration is necessary.

This event series was curated in collaboration with PeopleMatter.  

Please see our full schedule below, with links to information about each event.  


7 October

Intersectional Architecture 

Co-hosts: Eva Tisnikar and Peg Rawes

Speakers: Ben Campkin, Esther Fox, Clare Murray, Akil Scafe-Smith, Danna Walker, Sarah Wigglesworth

14 October

Can Architecture Be More Horizontal?

Co-hosts: Tyler Ebanja, Lolly Griffiths and Naomi Rubbra

Speakers: Pooja Agrawal and Antonia Blege 

21 October

The Artists' Drawing

Co-hosts: Lola Haines and Ifigeneia Liangi

Speakers: The Singh Twins

28 October

Night Clubbing

Co-hosts: Lo Marshall and Ben Campkin

Speakers: Catharine Rossi and Mykaell Riley

4 November

Built Environments and the Lives of Children

Co-hosts: Asya Parker and Amica Dall 

Speakers: Eddie Nutall and Penny Wilson

18 November

Exchanging Parcels

Co-hosts: Ana Monrabal-Cook and Ella Caldicott

Speakers: Soraya Smithson and Eva Prats

25 November

Defining Diversity Through Lived Experience

Co-hosts: Saptarshi Sanyal and Sophia Psarra

Speakers: Sumita Singha, Adam Nathaniel Furman and Vinesh Pomal.

2 December

Sitopia: How Food Can Save the World

Co-hosts: Rebeca Allen Tejerina, Tabatha Crook, Xan Goetzee-Barral, Hansen (Shuhan) Wang, Jun
Zhang and Sara Shafiei

Speakers: Carolyn Steel

Image: Resolve Collective: The Garage, 2019.