Site-Writing

Site-Writing explores the position of the critic, not only in relation to art objects, architectural spaces and theoretical ideas, but also through the site of writing itself, investigating the limits of criticism, and asking what it is possible for a critic to say about an artist, a work, the site of a work and the critic herself and for the writing to still ‘count’ as criticism.

Jane Rendell, Site-Writing, (London: IB Tauris, 2011).

Reconstructions, was an exhibition and set of readings of site-writings, curated by Emma Filippides, with Maria McLintock, as part of the Urban Storytelling event, hosted by Emily Stone, at the Bartlett School of Architecture, as part of the Bloomsbury Festival on 20 October 2018. 

This exhibition of performative writings, readings, and curations brings together multiple ‘site-writings’ by participants in the Theorising Practices/Practising Theories module, as part of the MA Architectural History and MA Situated Practice at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, led by Jane Rendell, developed out of her own site-writing practice, with curatorial supervision from module tutor Dr Polly Gould. Dr David Roberts is also a core tutor on the module, while writer Sarah Butler, artist-poet Professor Kristen Krieder, artist-curator-writer Professor Simon Morris, and graphic designer Marit Munzberg contribute workshops and talks. 

Site-Writing/Site-Reading was an exhibit curated by — Anna Ulrikke Andersen, Polly Gould, Adriana Keramida, Povilas Marozas, Azzurra Muzzonigro, Mrinal Rammohan and Ishita Shah — (students from the Theorising Practices/Practising Theory: Architecture, Art and Urbanism course run by Jane Rendell as part of the MA in Architectural History at the Bartlett School of Architecture) for The UCL Urban Lab’s annual Cities Methodologies exhibition in April 2013.

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