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Wednesday 21 October 202013.00 to 14.00
In conversation: Speculating cities and landscapes through QTIABPOC art practices

Join us for a thought-provoking conversation with Ruhul Abdin, urban researcher, architectural designer and artist, and alumnus of The Bartlett Development Planning Unit, and Ama Josephine Budge, who is a speculative writer, artist, curator and pleasure activist.

Ruhul and Ama will discuss their practices and projects, introducing some of the contexts they engage with and the collectives they have worked with. Their work spans discussions of race, queerness, ecology and cities, and they have both been involved in setting up QTIABPOC* night spaces and art platforms in London, such as The Batty Mama and Odbhut.

Ama will read from a new story in Architectural Review, and Ruhul will talk about his life drawing and about Paraa, the architecture and design studio he co-founded which uses multi-disciplinary and community-led approaches.

Hosted by Prof Ben Campkin and Claire Tunnacliffe on behalf of B.Queer, The Bartlett’s queer network for staff and students.


  • Ruhul Abdin, alumnus of The Bartlett Development Planning Unit -
  • Ama Josephine Budge, writer, curator and artist -
  • Ben Campkin, Professor of History and Theory of Architecture and Urbanism, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
  • Claire M. Tunnacliffe, Doctoral researcher, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL

*Queer, Trans, Intersex, Asexual, Bisexual, People of Colour


This event will be streamed live through Zoom. Please ensure you download Zoom and create an account prior to the event.