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Arranging the archive

Until 25 Apr 2024
Window Gallery

A free exhibition.

Site-Writing: Arranging the archive is an encounter with the spatial qualities of writing – conceptual and material, emotional and political – encouraging us to think of architecture as remembered, dreamed and imagined.

The exhibition presents architectural writings by alumni and the current cohort of the Critical Spatial Practices: Site-Writing module (since 2001), selected by Jane Rendell, and curated by Polly Gould, of The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. 

These writings are critical of, and inventive with, the conventions of architectural inquiry, as well as expanding and experimenting with the possibilities of writing as a spatial practice. 

Critical Spatial Practices: Site-Writing taught by Rendell and Gould, with David Roberts and Sarah Butler, is a core module of the Situated Practice MA programme; it is founded on Rendell's research and practice.

Site-Writing has also pioneered a wider interest in alternative modes of writing and research across The Bartlett School of Architecture, as a means to engage and explore architecture through different disciplinary positions and subject identities, and is now a frequently engaged dimension to pedagogic method and research.

This exhibition is a reading room for the forthcoming Festival of Feminist Architectural Writing, at The Bartlett School of Architecture, 1 May 2024.


MA Situated Practice


Join us for a closing event to celebrate the exhibition with selected readings from authors of site-writings exhibited, hosted by the curators, Polly Gould and Jane Rendell.

The event will be free to attend. Capacity is limited due to the gallery size. Book your space below.



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