Jane Rendell

Jane Rendell’s research, writing and pedagogic practice cross architecture, art, feminism, history and psychoanalysis. She has introduced concepts of ‘critical spatial practice’ and ‘site-writing’ through her authored books: The Architecture of Psychoanalysis (2017), Silver (2016), Site-Writing (2010), Art and Architecture (2006), and The Pursuit of Pleasure (2002). Her co-edited collections include Reactivating the Social Condenser (2017), Critical Architecture (2007), Spatial Imagination (2005), The Unknown City (2001), Intersections (2000), Gender, Space, Architecture (1999) and Strangely Familiar (1995).

Jane is Professor of Architecture and Art at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, where she co-initiated and teaches on the new MA Situated Practice. She has supervised PhDs in architecture, art, urbanism and experimental writing, including Dr Nick Beech, Dr Willem de Bruijn, Associate Professor Lilian Chee, Dr Mohamed Hafeda, Dr Sophie Handler, Dr Teresa Hoskyns, Professor Kristen Kreider, Dr Torsten Lange, Dr Sant Suwatcharapinun, Associate Professor Aslihan Senel, Dr Juliet Sprake, Dr Ivana Wingham, Dr Robin Wilson. Recent PhD graduates include Dr David Roberts, Dr Polly Gould, Dr Alex Zambelli, Dr Joanne Bristol, and Dr Sophie Read.

Working with Dr David Roberts, Bartlett Ethics Fellow, she leads the Bartlett’s Ethics Commission; https://www.ucl.ac.uk/bartlett/about-us/ethics-built-environment and, with Research Associate, Dr Yael Padan, she is leading the Ethics Work Package for KNOW (Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality) https://www.urban-know.com

She is on the Editorial Board for Ultime Thule: Journal of Architectural Imagination, Architectural Theory Review, ARQ (Architectural Research Quarterly), Haecceity, The Happy Hypocrite, The Issues and the Journal of Visual Culture in Britain. She was a member of the AHRC Peer Review College (2004–2008) and inaugural chair of the RIBA President’s Awards for Research (2005–2007). In 2006 she was a research fellow at CRASSH (Centre for Research in Arts, Social Sciences and Humanities) at the University of Cambridge and received an honorary degree from the University College of the Creative Arts. In 2008 she was awarded Research Leave from the AHRC to complete her site-writing book, which received a commendation in the 2011 RIBA President’s Awards for Outstanding University-located Research.

At UCL she has been Director of Architectural Research (2004-11), Vice Dean of Research (2010-13) and Director of Architectural History and Theory (2015-8).

CV June 2018