April 22, 2021 - The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL - Situated Practice
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April 22, 2021
April 22, 2021

The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

Valeria Muteri, Il Balcone (The Balcony), 2019. Installation and performance view, the Bartlett School of Architecture, London, 2019. Photo: David Roberts.

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

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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

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 currently ranked second in the world in the international QS World University Rankings.

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

Other visiting tutors and academics drawn from the Bartlett’s internationally renowned 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
Situated Practice programme page
What’s it like studying Situated Practice at the Bartlett School of Architecture? [video]
Situated Practice end-of-year review 2020 [video]

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