Jane Rendell

My research, writing and pedagogic practice cross architecture, art, feminism, history and psychoanalysis. I have introduced concepts of ‘critical spatial practice’ and ‘site-writing’ through my 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).

I am Professor of Critical Spatial Practice at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, where I co-initiated and teaches on the new MA Situated Practice, as well as the MA Architectural History. I have supervised over 20 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, Dr Sophie Read, Dr Anna Andersen and Dr Thandi Loewenson.

As part of the Bartlett’s Ethics Commission, Dr David Roberts, Bartlett Ethics Fellow, and I are putting together a website called practising ethics, which provides guides for ethical work in architectural research. And as part of KNOW (Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality), an ESRC-funded project based at the Development Planning Unit, Dr Yael Padan and I work on ‘The Ethics of Research Practice’, exploring the ethics of research relations at the global north-south intersection.

I am on the Editorial Board for GeoHumanities, Architectural Theory Review, ARQ (Architectural Research Quarterly), The Happy Hypocrite, and the Journal of Visual Culture in Britain. I 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 I 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 I was awarded Research Leave from the AHRC to complete my site-writing book, which received a commendation in the 2011 RIBA President’s Awards for Outstanding University-located Research. In 2018, I received the RIBA Research Award for History and Theory, for May Mo(u)rn, part of my work on housing, architecture and psychoanalysis and a UCL Provost’s Education Award for my work on ethics.

At UCL, I have 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