UCL European Institute


Parliament Buildings Conference: Registration now open for Part 2

15 January 2021

Registration is now open for Part 2 of the Parliament Buildings Conference, 18-19 February, 2021.

UK parliament chamber, empty

After the success of the Parliament Buildings Conference in November 2020, we are excited to welcome participants to the second part of the conference next month. Join researchers, architects, and politicians for an engaging two days of presentations and discussion about our political institutions and the buildings which house them. 

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How can we rethink our political institutions by investigating the buildings in which they are accommodated? ‘Parliament Buildings’ is a two-part conference convened by Sophia Psarra, Professor of Architecture and Spatial Design at The Bartlett, with the UCL European Institute. It is funded by UCL Grand Challenges of Cultural Understanding.


Inside Parliament: The Architecture of Democracy

Through interviews with members of the UK Parliament and German Bundestag, Sophia Psarra explores how democracy and architecture shape one another. Film by Graham Riach. Watch the 3-minute cut below:

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Featured image: General view of the interior of The Commons Chamber at the Houses of Parliament in central London. Photograph by Justin Tallis.