Bloomsbury Festival 2018 - The Bartlett and STEaPP Late

20 Oct 2018

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(Daytime programme - 11:00-17:00)

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The Bartlett School of Architecture

London, United Kingdom

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Explore the theme of ‘Activism and Architects of Change’ through workshops, storytelling, life drawing, and urban tours. The evening will include a bar, music and relevant film screenings.


Guerrilla Urbanism Workshop

Learn how to become a guerrilla urbanist and change the city around you! Join our workshop, take photographs and share your interventions. #GuerrillaUrbanism

In this drop-in session, we will be exploring the ways in which we can exercise our collective right to transform ourselves by changing the city. Too often our cities are designed by and for those with existing privilege, to the exclusion of those who have been marginalised. Whether that is manifested in the dearth of accessible public toilets, poor provision of safe public transit, highly surveilled urban environments and privately owned public spaces that restrict the types of activities permitted, there is a clear contemporary need for collective action. 

Inequalities Marketplace

Come and explore inequality through objects. UCL researchers have chosen objects that relate to urban inequalities and their own research. Ask them questions to find out more! 

Urban Tours

Join one of our creative tours of Bloomsbury and discover how inclusive our urban infrastructure is. Gain a different perspective on the city and notice something new in a familiar landscape.

Urban Storytelling

Relax in our living room and listen to stories about experiences in the city. Hear new stories performed that take an activist approach to the urban environment, and explore how we identify with the city and how spaces are used. There will be a chance to ask questions and share experiences with the storytellers.

The Bartlett’s Site Writing students present a series of artist’s books, with performances, readings and poetry.


Experiment with described drawing, exploring what can be felt and what often isn’t seen through workshops inspired by research between The Bartlett and Dis/Ordinary Architecture.

Artist’s Rachel Gadsden and Noëmi Lakmaier lead sessions which explore how to observe and record objects without sight and how bodies are experienced in spaces.


Why should knowledge be restricted by privilege? Browse a selection of important texts, zines and books about activism and urban spaces then make copies to take away.


Taster sessions of the evening events will be held during the daytime at the Bloomsbury Festival's UCL Hub, 11:00-17:00 in the UCL Main Quad. Come and explore the city around you, start an activist campaign, and discover the future of art, science and artificial intelligence.


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