The Bartlett International Lecture Series – Spring 2021
13 January 2021
Speakers from across the globe are now confirmed for The Bartlett's flagship public lecture series this spring.
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.
Advocating Architecture in Kampala
Co-hosts: Yip Wing Siu and Guang Yu Ren
Speakers: Doreen Adengo, Nina Peters and Franklin Kasumba
No Such Place As Away - Creative Ways to Deal With Waste
Co-hosts: Heba Mohsen and Frances Anderton
Speakers: Julia Christensen
Taking Back Power: Working at the Intersection of Communities, Arts, Design & Technology
Co-hosts: Danai Parissi and Mollie Claypool
Speakers: Melissa Mean, John Bennett, Amahra Spence, Amber Caldwell
Exploring Feminist Design Practices Then and Now
Co-hosts: Maria Venegas Rabas and Jos Boys
Speakers: Torange Khonsari, Jenny Richards, Sophie Hope and Lesley Lokko
Co-hosts: Nina Vollenbroker, Sophie Read, Naomi Gibson and Kerri Culhane
Speakers: Irene Cheng, Amy Kulper, Huda Tayob, Phil Ayres and Ayona Datta
Female Imagination and the Production of Space
Co-hosts: Penelope Haralambidou and Izaskun Chincilla Moreno
Speakers: John Cruwys, Faye Greenwood, Paula Strunden and Lewis Williams
Co-hosts: Ewa Roztocka, Tengku Sharil and Julia Backhaus
Speakers: Joshua Bolchover and John Lin
Winged Words and Weighty Numbers: 3½ Books on Architecture
Speaker: Sophie Psarra
Cancelled: 24 March
A Room of One’s Own But It’s On The Internet
This event has been cancelled.
Image: Demountable cardboard model of Jagonari Asian Women’s Centre, East London, by Matrix Feminist Design Collective (1984) being demonstrated as a participatory tool by architect Anne Thorne. Photograph by Maria Venegas Raba.