Next 100 Years exhibition at The Bartlett School of Architecture, London UCL News
Next 100 Years exhibition at The Bartlett
Architectural Show at UCL, England, UK – news
3 May 2019
The Bartlett School of Architecture Next 100 Years Exhibition
The Next 100 Years exhibition at The Bartlett invites the public to help create a manifesto for the built environment
- Exhibition held in the gallery at The Bartlett’s 22 Gordon St Headquarters will invite members of the public to pose the questions that will define the next 100 years of the built environment
- Members of the public and colleagues from the industry can submit questions in person at the exhibition or using the #Bartlett100 hashtag across social media.
How can we provide a good choice of housing for our growing population?
How do we make socially just spaces?
What is the future of urban health?
Will the virtual world become more important than the physical world?
The Bartlett, UCL’s world-renowned multidisciplinary faculty of the Built Environment, has put together an exhibition to ask the public what it thinks are the most important questions facing the built environment over the next 100 years.
Each of The Bartlett’s 12 schools and institutes were canvassed for their ideas and the exhibition curates some of their questions. Now The Bartlett wants to hear from members of the public and colleagues from the built environment industry to hear the questions they would like academics to tackle over the next 100 years.
The exhibition has been created as part of Bartlett100: The Bartlett’s centennial celebrations in 2019. The responses to the call for questions will be used to co-create a Bartlett manifesto for the next 100 years of the built environment.
Alan Penn, the outgoing Dean of the Bartlett, said:
“As part of our centenary celebrations, The Bartlett wants to co-create a manifesto for the next 100 years of the built environment – with you.
“Despite the breadth of work that goes on within The Bartlett, we cannot begin to imagine the radical new futures we will need for the next 100 years without diversity in the way we think, act, collaborate, practice and make. Without it, we won’t even know if we’re asking the right questions.
“We can’t predict the future, but we can start by making sure we’re asking the right questions, so I urge as many people as possible: tell us about the way the built environment affects you.”
Members of the public are urged to share their questions and ideas with the organisers of the exhibition, either in person at The Bartlett from 2 – 18 May 2019 or via social media – just use the #Bartlett100 hashtag.
The Next 100 Years runs at the Bartlett from 02 – 18 May 2019
10:00 – 18:00 Monday – Saturday
10:00 – 16:00 Sunday
22 Gordon Street
London WC1H 0QB
Full list of questions featured in the exhibition:
- How can we provide a good choice of housing for our growing population?
- How do we make socially just spaces?
- What is the future of urban health?
- How can we prepare students for a life and career in the Anthropocene?
- Will the virtual world become more important than the physical world?
- How can we create a built environment with citizens, rather than for them?
- How can we design urban centres to be truly accessible during the day and at night?
- How do we harness big and small data to design human-centric, energy-efficient buildings?
- How will the way we appreciate our historic built environment change over the next 100 years?
- After the ‘Urban Renaissance’, how do we bring in the ‘Urban Enlightenment’?
- How can the built-environment disciplines pioneer sustainable and resilient cities?
- How do we design soundscapes in our cities that improve people’s comfort and wellbeing?
The full calendar of Bartlett 100 events is viewable online at www.bartlett100.com #Bartlett100
About Bartlett 100
The Bartlett’s roots as an institution date back much more than a century: the School of Architecture is 178 years old, while the School of Planning was set up in 1914. However, the ‘Bartlett’ name was first used in 1919. In 1911, Sir Herbert Henry Bartlett, a civil engineer and building contractor, gave £30,000 to UCL to fund a new building to house the School of Architecture, along with the Department of Applied Statistics and studios to teach sculpture.
He chose to remain anonymous until 1919, when he finally consented to his name being given to the department. A century later, The Bartlett has grown to become UCL’s global faculty of the Built Environment, comprising of 12 schools, institutes and centres. The ‘Bartlett 100’ year will be used to explore the radical thinking that has characterised The Bartlett for a century, celebrating what has happened and mapping out where we are going to build a better future.
The schools and institutes that make up The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment are:
The Bartlett School of Architecture (BSA)
The Bartlett Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA)
The Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management (BSCPM)
The Bartlett Development Planning Unit (DPU)
UCL Institute for Global Prosperity (IGP)
The Bartlett School of Planning (BSP)
The Bartlett School of Environment, Energy and Resources (BSEER):
– UCL Energy Institute (EI)
– UCL Institute for Environmental Design and Engineering (IEDE)
– UCL Institute for Sustainable Heritage (ISH)
– UCL Institute for Sustainable Resources (ISR)
The Bartlett Institute for Real Estate (BREI)
UCL Institute for Innovation and Public Purpose (IIPP)
About The Bartlett, UCL’s Faculty of the Built Environment
The Bartlett is University College London’s global faculty of the built environment. The Bartlett’s schools, units and institutes are pioneering innovative approaches to the challenges facing the built environment. From architecture, planning and spatial analysis to energy, project management and development in the global south, The Bartlett offers unrivalled opportunities for cross-disciplinary collaboration.
In 2019 The Bartlett was ranked number one in the world for Architecture / Built Environment in the QS World University Rankings. The Bartlett is also a key component in UCL’s research success, it was assessed as having more 4* ‘world leading’ research than any other UK university in Architecture, Planning and the Built Environment in the UK Government’s 2014 Research Excellence Framework.
www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett | @BartlettUCL
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