Jane Rendell

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    September 2020

    It’s great to see the recent publication of Susannah Dickinson, Aletheia Ida and Jonathan Bean’s edited collection of essays The Unexamined, Critical Practices in Architecture and Place-Making (Cambridge Scholars Press, 2020), to which I have contributed a ‘Foreword: Critical Spatial Practice: Introductions and Adjustments’, and, ‘Postscript: From Critical to Ethical Spatial Practice’.

    I had been invited to give a keynote for the related conference in spring 2018, but had had to shift to an online delivery because I needed to participate in the UCL UCU strike. I had got used to giving online talks over the past decade as I tried to reduce my carbon footprint. It has now become the way of doing conferences due to COVID19; but flying is not something I will return to, as I decided to stop flying entirely in Sept 2019 due to the climate emergency.

    I am looking forward to contributing to two on-line conferences coming up in the first week of October.

    Remote Practices: Architecture in Proximity organised by Lilian Chee (NUS) and Matthew Mindrup (University of Sydney) where I will discuss my new work around Selvedges.


    Approaching Research Practices convened by Meike Schalk (KTH), Torsten Lange (TUM), Andreas Putz (TUM) and Frank van der Hoeven (TUD), where I will talk about ‘practising ethics’.