The Bartlett


Inclusive Spaces: Re-thinking architecture to create social value

24 February 2021, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

TEXT: The Bartlett Inclusive Spaces

Join us to explore how architects can re-think their role as designers – from shaping social value to responding to the climate crisis. ​​​​​​​

This event is free.

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The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment

This session will be led by award-winning architect and Bartlett alumna Tumpa Husna Yasmin Fellows.

In part one, we’ll explore inclusive design methods, and answer key questions: How can architecture enable the voices of underrepresented communities to enable spatial justice? How can architects design for social value creation in places, buildings and neighbourhoods? How can designing inclusive spaces help us respond to the climate injustice? We’ll bring these issues to life with  case study projects from the practise Our Building Design, which enabled marginalised local voices to be heard through community participation and evidence-based research, tackling complex social and environmental issues faced by the disadvantaged communities.

Part two will expose the urgent issue of diversity in the architecture profession. FAME collective is a research-based platform responding to a lack of understanding of how race and gender affect practitioners, young scholars and students in architecture and the built environment. We’ll explore how these professions need to diversify, in order to reflect the diversity of the local communities they are serving.

About the Speaker

Tumpa Husna Yasmin Fellows

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Tumpa Husna Yasmin Fellows is an award-winning British architect, and Bartlett alumna (UCL Architecture BSc 2005, Grad Dip 2008, MArch 2010, RIBA/ARB - Part 3- Professional Practice 2011).

She co-founded the inter-disciplinary practice Our Building Design, the charity Mannan Foundation Trust, and two organisations that promote and support architects from the ethnic minority in the UK: FAME collective and Asian Architects Association. She is also part of the Design Review Panel for the Southwark Council Planning Department.

She is a Senior Lecturer in architecture at the University of Westminster where her teaching draws on her research methodologies on interdisciplinary approach to design.

She is a PhD candidate, her research focuses on community participatory methods on architectural responses to the changing climate, landscape and social practices, in the UK and in Bangladesh.

She was awarded the RIBA-J Rising Star Award in 2017, and a commendation for the RIBA President’s Award for Research in 2019. For her architectural work she has received the SEED / Pacific Rim Community Design Network Award 2018 and Architecture Sans Frontieres Award 2017 commendation.