The Bartlett


POSTPONED: What is 'race' doing in a nice field like the built environment?

17 March 2020, 2:00 pm–6:00 pm

the words 'race and space' on a pink and green background

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to

UCL staff | UCL students




The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment


Room G12
22 Gordon Street
United Kingdom

Please note: In light of ongoing developments with coronavirus, we have taken the decision to postpone What is 'race' doing in a nice field like the built environment?, due to take place on 17 March 2020.

We are working on a new date for the launch of our “Race” and Space curriculum, and will be in touch to confirm when it is rescheduled. We are sorry for any inconvenience this may cause and thank you for your understanding.

About this event

'Race' and Space is a new curriculum that has been developed by colleagues across The Bartlett, UCL Faculty of the Built Environment, specifically for other colleagues and students. It responds to a need for greater understanding of 'race' and where and how it affects the built environment, and a demand for practical sources of support for teachers and learners.

Hear from our panel of speakers before sharing your thoughts and experiences of 'race' and the built environment curriculum.

The discussion is from 2-4pm. After the discussion there will be a chance to network and collect a copy of the new curriculum between 4-6pm.

This event is hosted by The Bartlett's Vice Dean for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion.

About the panel

Danna Walker, Founder and Director of Built By Us, an award winning social enterprise that champions greater diversity and inclusion in the construction sector. Danna's career spans over 20 years in construction and the built environment, encompassing various roles including electrician and architect. In 2019, Built By Us won 'Programme of the Year' at the prestigious National Mentoring Awards, for the innovative FLUID Diversity Mentoring Programme.

Akil Scafe-Smith, Head of Design at RESOLVE, an interdisciplinary design collective that is focused on addressing social challenges. Akil is a former Bartlett student and also works as a researcher for the London School of Economics with Dr. Julia King, working with young people in Brent to co-design a public space in Wembley Park and an accompanying set of policy recommendations. 

Neba Sere, Co-Founder & Director of Black Females in Architecture, a group that aims to increase the visibility of black women in architecture and the built environment. Neba is an architectural designer at Penoyre and Prasad. Neba set up socially responsive design collective WUH Architecture and she is one of six young trustees of the Architecture Foundation (AF) and she currently works at Build Up Foundation as a Youth Construction Leader.

Professor Haim Yacobi (Bartlett Development Planning Unit) - Professor Haim Yacobi's work focuses on (post)colonial architecture, planning and development in Israel\Palestine, the Middle East and Africa. Spatial justice is in the core of his research and consultancy work, teaching and activism. This is largely based on understanding how history, power and structural inequalities (class, gender, race, age) interact to produce urban disparities.

Introduced by Professor Christoph Lindner, Dean of The Bartlett, UCL Faculty of the Built Environment.