The Bartlett Development Planning Unit


2024 DPU Short Film Competition winners announced

26 June 2024

Congratulations to the winners and runners-up of this year's DPU Short Film Competition.

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We are happy to announce this year's winners and runners-up of the annual DPU Short Film Competition. The competition has been running for several years, giving students of The Bartlett Development Planning Unit the opportunity to share their experiences and reflections of the annual overseas practice engagements, encapsulating some of the key themes taught within our master's courses.


Faces of Sao Paulo: Poetics of Reparative Belonging

By Building and Urban Development MSc students Ricardo Pérez-Restrepo, Diana Armacanqui, Nidhi Sohane, Katie Roberts, Si Chen, Hongyu Liu and  Saixi Ding

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Ricardo Pérez-Restrepo reflects on the inspiration behind his group's short film: 

The film was inspired by the powerful stories that leaders in São Paulo shared with us about the need to challenge extractivist and inequitable urban development. My group wanted to let them be the ones who spoke, trying to simply deliver a message they have carried for decades. I'd like viewers to experience the amazing background this fight has and the two songs used are good carriers of that message. They are Latin American women singing about abandonment, identity and memory. The film portrays this also in a visual manner, showing faces: the embodiment of a struggle. 


Making medium rise buildings work for the urban poor

By Urban Development Planning MSc students Alejandra Alvarez, Erin Martin, Juliana Posso, Kate Glasson, Miko Savitri, Naiwen Zhai, Parisa Dusitnanond, Qihang Gan, Seongju Ha, Xingyi He and Xinyi Huang

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Congratulations to all of the students involved!

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