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Jane Rendell

Director of Architectural History and Theory, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

Jane Rendell’s research, writing and pedagogic practices 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. Jane co-initiated and teaches on the new MA Situated Practice. She supervises PhDs in architecture, art, urbanism and experimental writing. Working with Dr David Roberts, Bartlett Ethics Fellow, she leads the Bartlett’s Ethics Commission; and, with Research Associate, Dr Yael Padan, she is leading the Ethics Work Package for KNOW (Knowledge in Action for Urban Equality). http://www.janerendell.co.uk/

 
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Philip K. Smith III

After growing up in the Southern California’s Coachella Valley, Phillip K. Smith III received his Bachelor of Fine Arts and Bachelor of Architecture at the Rhode Island School of Design. From his Southern California studio, he creates light-based work that draws upon ideas of space, form, color, light and shadow, environment, and change.

Featured in hundreds of online and print publications, Phillip is known for creating largescale temporary installations such as Lucid Stead in Joshua Tree, Reflection Field and Portals at the Coachella Music and Arts Festival, ¼ Mile Arc in Laguna Beach, The Circle of Land and Sky at inaugural 2017 Desert X exhibition, and Open Sky at the Salone del Mobile, Milano in 2018. Many of these installations are featured in his latest catalog titled "Five Installations" published by Grand Central Press. His public artworks are sited in Los Angeles, San Francisco, Kansas City, Nashville, Oklahoma City and beyond; and the artist was recently commissioned to create permanent, light-based works for the cities of West Hollywood, CA and Bellevue, WA. The artist's work is also included in the current exhibition Unsettled organized by the Nevada Museum of Art and artist Ed Ruscha, and in the accompanying exhibition catalog. https://www.pks3.com/

 

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