The Bartlett


Walking the City Summer School

This non-residential Summer School explores the world of footwear design and the city.

mock-up of technical trainer being modelled

Developed in collaboration with Store Schools Project, this Summer School will introduce students to how trainers are made, sustainable footwear design, production, and their history. You will have the opportunity to design and make your very own trainer designed for the urban explorer, guided by some of the best architects and designers working in London. This course will introduce you to a wide range of architectural ideas and processes that you can expect to find on an undergraduate course at The Bartlett School of Architecture.

  • Casting
  • Scale drawing
  • 3D printing
  • Pattern cutting
  • Conceptual design
  • Section drawing
  • Material science
  • 3D computational skills
  • Presentation skills

Over the course of the programme we demystify architecture and the built environment and show students how aspects of an architecture education connect countless other fields.


To widen access to The Bartlett for underrepresented groups, we prioritise working with students that meet two or more of our criteria:

  • Attend a non-selective, low performing state school 
  • Currently in years 11-12
  • Have parents or carers who did not attend university 
  • Are eligible for free school meals
  • Postcode data showing live in neighbourhoods with high levels of deprivation and low progression rates to higher education
  • Are from groups currently underrepresented at UCL eg forced migrants, young carers, students estranged from parents, care-experienced students and disabled students
  • Are from ethnic groups currently underrepresented at UCL 

How to apply

Applications for this programme will open in 2024. Please refer to this page throughout the year or sign up to our student newsletter to be updated when applications will open. 

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact the Bartlett Outreach team bartlett.outreach@ucl.ac.uk