The Bartlett School of Architecture


The Bartlett CRUNCH Series – Summer 2024

22 April 2024

The Bartlett's flagship seminar series returns with a special summer term edition featuring experts who will explore this year's theme, 'Resource'.

Courtesy of Rizvi Hassan

CRUNCH is The Bartlett’s new research-driven and practice-led seminar series, curated by the school’s Co-Directors of Public Programming, Albert Brenchat-Aguilar and Déborah López Lobato

This summer, the school is delighted to welcome international experts and industry leaders to share their unique insights, interrogating and challenging the built environment through a variety of social, political, cultural, ecological and economic lenses.

Each seminar will explore the theme for this year’s CRUNCH series, ‘Resource’, responding to global challenges including mental health and wellbeing and the migration crisis. A drinks reception will follow each event.


25 April

Healing Through Making

Speaker: Rizvi Hassan (Rizvi Hassan Architects) 
Respondent: Professor Jonathan Saha (Durham University) 
Chair: Professor Clare Melhuish (UCL Urban Laboratory)

02 May 

The Exhibition and Pedagogical Situation 

Speakers: Kwasi Ohene-Ayeh (KNUST) and Professor Tamar Garb (UCL History of Art)
Chair: Albert Brenchat Aguilar (The Bartlett School of Architecture)

16 May 

From the City of Plans

Speakers: Ruth-Anne Richardson (African Futures Institute) and Professor Julio D Dávila (The Bartlett Development Planning Unit) 
Chair: Issi Nanabeyin (The Bartlett School of Architecture)

All events will take place from 18:30 GMT in Room G.12, The Bartlett School of Architecture, 22 Gordon Street, London unless otherwise stated.

Please note that events are first-come, first-seated and have limited capacity.

Image: Courtesy of Rizvi Hassan