The Bartlett


Speculating cities and landscapes through QTIABPOC art practices

21 October 2020, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

Text: Black History Month 2020 The Bartlett

Join us for a thought-provoking conversation with Ruhul Abdin, urban researcher, architectural designer and artist, and alumnus of The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, and Ama Josephine Budge, who is a speculative writer, artist, curator and pleasure activist.

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Ruhul and Ama will discuss their practices and projects, introducing some of the contexts they engage with and the collectives they have worked with. Their work spans discussions of race, queerness, ecology and cities, and they have both been involved in setting up QTIABPOC night spaces and art platforms in London, such as The Batty Mama and Odbhut.

Ama will read from a new story in Architectural Review, and Ruhul will talk about his life drawing and about Paraa, the architecture and design studio he co-founded which uses multi-disciplinary and community-led approaches.

Hosted by Prof Ben Campkin and Claire Tunnacliffe on behalf of B.Queer, The Bartlett's queer network for staff and students.

About the Speakers

Ruhul Abdin

Alumnus at The Bartlett Development Planning Unit

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Ama Josephine Budge

Writer, Curator, and Artist

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Ben Campkin

Professor of History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism at The Bartlett School of Architecture

Claire M. Tunnacliffe

Doctoral researcher at The Bartlett School of Architecture