The multi-mediated narrative: Public lecture by David Roberts

Critical Written Reflection lecture series 16 February

Join the public lecture by architect and PhD David Roberts, who is invited to kick off the Critical Written Reflection lecture series.

David Roberts will lecture on the multi-mediated narrative as a tool in the participatory design processes that are fundamental to his various practices.

When: Thursday 16 February 2017, 15.00 – 16.30
Where: Aarhus School of Architecture, The Gym (Gymnastiksalen), Paradisgade 4, 8000 Aarhus C

Entrance is free and everybody is welcome.

David Roberts

David Roberts teaches architecture theory and history at the Bartlett, UCL. Besides teaching, David Roberts is co-founder of the architecture collective Involve and member of the collaborative art practice Fugitive Images.

In David Roberts’ PhD dissertation Make Public: Performing the pursuit of public housing from 2016 he explored the history and future of two east London housing estates undergoing regeneration. He made visible the problematic processes of urban change that are increasingly hidden from public view.


The act of research was ‛made public’ through long-term collaborations with residents and other practitioners. The research was conducted through performative workshops that opened a social, discursive and imaginative space for residents to re-enact the histories of each estate and build collective knowledge and experience.

Critical Written Reflection lecture series

Rethinking writing as a tool in architectural production, the Critical Written Reflection 2017 programme celebrates the narrative as a vehicle for engaging with our co-inhabitors of space in exploration and development of potential future ones.

The Critical Written Reflection lecture series will present examples of professional practices to which the incorporation of writing in dialogue with other media is fundamental.