The Bartlett


Inclusive Spaces: LGBTQIA+ Places and Stories

07 June 2023, 1:00 pm–2:00 pm

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In this online event, the editors of ‘Queer Spaces’ will explore the past and present life of LGBTQIA+ spaces from around the world – and their worthy place in history.

This event is free.

Event Information

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The Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment

“Queer people have always found ways to exist and be together, and there will always be a need for queer spaces.”

During Pride Month 2023, the editors of ‘Queer Spaces’ will join us to explore historic, contemporary and speculative LGBTQIA+ spaces from around the world. 

‘Queer Spaces’ is an atlas of 90 examples of LGBTQIA+ spaces, recognising their past and present life as strong, vibrant, vigorous, and worthy of their own place in history.  

In this interactive online Inclusive Spaces event, we will examine projects featured in the publication, and discuss and reflect on the process of working with a community of contributors to research and uncover stories of LGBTQIA+ spaces. 

Among others, ‘Queer Spaces’ includes contributions by researchers from The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment, ranging from the educational to the institutional to the re-appropriated.

Led by The Bartlett Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) group, the Inclusive Spaces monthly series presents the latest ideas and research from The Bartlett’s leading thinkers in the built environment field. We explore disability, race, gender, LGBTQ+ and many other dimensions of diversity and discover how they intersect with built environments around the world.

Recording and accessibility

The session will be recorded, and the recording and written transcript will be shared with attendees after the event.

We want to make our events accessible for everyone, and we encourage you to let us know if you have any accessibility requirements including:

  • Presentation slides in advance for screen readers
  • Live closed captions during the event
  • Live British Sign Language interpretation during the event
  • Any other requirements

Please contact Alma Daskalaki, Bartlett Faculty Events Officer at a.daskalaki@ucl.ac.uk with accessibility requirements. Please note we require two working days' notice for requests.

About the Speakers

Adam Nathaniel Furman

Adam Nathaniel Furman is an artist and designer who trained in architecture, and who works in spatial design and art of all scales from video and prints to large-scale public artworks, architecture, architecturally integrated ornament, as well as products, furniture, interiors, publishing, and academia.

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Joshua Mardell

Joshua Mardell is an architectural historian, and is currently Lecturer in the School of Architecture at the Royal College of Art. He is active in the LGBTQIA+ network of the Society of Architectural Historians of Great Britain, and in the Twentieth Century Society. He is a co-editor of The Journal of Architecture and sits on the publications committee of the Victorian Society. 

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Jordana Ramalho

Jordana Ramalho is a Lecturer in Development Planning for Diversity at the Bartlett Development Planning Unit. Her research adopts an intersectional lens to consider urban development policy and planning with a focus on housing and displacement, disaster risk management, gender mainstreaming and participatory methods.   

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Lo Marshall

Lo Marshall (they/them) is a Senior Research Fellow and Tutor at the Bartlett Faculty of the Built Environment, UCL, where their research and teaching focuses upon LGBTQI+ people, communities, and spaces.

Beyond academia, Lo was named an ‘emerging voice in architecture’ as part the London Festival of Architecture in 2020 and has contributed to exhibitions and events at The Tate Modern (2017), Museum of London (2018), Whitechapel Gallery (2019), London Science Museum (2022), and The Design Museum (2020-21).   

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