We advance innovative historical and theoretical research into architecture and cities through interdisciplinary work that:
- Emphasises the 'everyday', and the social and experiential dimensions of buildings and urban spaces.
- Rethinks the history of modernism across cultures.
- Informs design criticism through rigorous historical scholarship and draws on theoretical ideas from disciplines such as fine art, geography, philosophy and aesthetics.
- Develops experimental practice-led writing strategies in history, theory and criticism in synergy with creative design research methodologies.
- Engages with the history and built environment of London.
Current and recent research projects by history & theory staff include:
- Architecture of Psychoanalysis: Spaces of Transition
- Critical & Cultural Theory
- Dominique Perrault Architecture
- Drive: Journeys Through Film, Cities and Landscapes
- Everyday Constructions: Global Manifestations of Postmodern Urban Space
- Film & Photography
- Le Corbusier
- Sexuate Subjects Conference: Politics, Poetics and Ethics
- Skateboarding & the City
See here for more information on the full range of programmes, research, news and events connected with architectural history & theory at the Bartlett School of Architecture.