April 4, 2019 - The Bartlett School of Architecture / UCL - Situated Practice
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April 4, 2019
April 4, 2019

The Bartlett School of Architecture / UCL

Situated Practice exhibiting at Fifteen, The Bartlett’s 2018 fifteen-month show. © David Roberts.


Situated Practice
Take a trans-disciplinary approach with Situated Practice MA

The Bartlett School of Architecture / UCL
22 Gordon St, Kings Cross
London WC1H 0QB
United Kingdom

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Situated Practice MA explores the fertile territories where the discipline of architecture cross-pollinates with the other creative arts, addressing key emerging issues in contemporary culture and exploring the sites where these issues are made manifest.

What is the programme’s focus?
Recent shifts in contemporary culture have produced an increasing overlap of practices, methods and approaches from the worlds of art and architecture. We are interested in supporting new forms of practice that explore this evolving terrain, particularly work that is situated physically and engages with contemporary social, cultural and political conditions.

–Develop a strong understanding of appropriate research methodologies in art and design practice-led research, specifically relating to approaches towards criticality, performativity and textuality

–Make “situated practice” projects that are site-related—from physical installations and events to digital interventions and site-writings

–Identify the polemics of interesting sites, research and develop interventions, and evaluate their success

–Learn in state-of-the-art facilities at Here East, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and have the opportunity to exhibit your work in London before graduation

Why study at The Bartlett?
The Bartlett School of Architecture is internationally renowned for award-winning, innovative research and teaching that is academically rigorous, critically informed, design-led and interdisciplinary.

Architecture has been taught at UCL for over 175 years. Building on a rich history of rigour and ingenuity, the school has been voted the best school of architecture by the Architects’ Journal AJ100 and is ranked No. 1 in the world by the QS World University Rankings by Subject for Architecture/Built Environment.

Who will teach the programme?
Programme Director James O’Leary, Professor Jane Rendell, Henrietta Williams and Dr David Roberts teach the core modules.

Other visiting tutors and academics, drawn from The Bartlett’s teaching and research programmes, will teach supporting modules, and international practitioners and theorists will lead workshops and contribute to roundtables and talks. The programme information sheet is available to download here.

Who should apply?
We invite applications from candidates with a passionate interest in new forms of situated practice, innovative forms of research dissemination, and new architectures of exhibition and installation. With a clearly trans-disciplinary ethos, we are looking for applicants from diverse backgrounds and previous experiences in the fields of art, architecture, curatorship, public engagement, event design, creative regeneration, participation design, performance, ethnography, activism, writing, filmmaking, information design and publishing.

Find out more

Programme enquiries: Henrietta Williams
Admissions enquiries: Thea Heintz

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