SOUND | MAKING | SPACE is a Bartlett Doctoral Network, co-founded in 2017 by Bartlett School of Architecture PhD students Ruth Bernatek and Merijn Royaards. The network has now grown to include a number of internal researchers and designers, as well as associate members and external collaborators.

Our aim is to convene a diverse group of researchers and practitioners who think about and engage with architecture and space through sound.  We believe that sound has the capacity to disclose new ways to design for, and think about architecture and our urban environment.  We draw upon expertise both from within and beyond the field of architecture, inviting speakers with various academic, professional and practice backgrounds, including musicology, anthropology, computing, engineering, mathematics, performance studies, planning, and acoustics. Our research seminars and events have brought together international sound artists, composers, performers, architects and curators to share and discuss their research, experience and expertise.

Since we began, just over a year ago, Sound | Making | Space has hosted 10 sound + space research seminars at the Bartlett School of Architecture, curated 2 sound evenings as part of the Royal Academy of Arts ongoing architecture lecture series, and gathered an international line-up of sound artists and DJs for the experimental club night ALTERED STATES, held at Corsica Studios last June.  We have collaborated with partners such as The Royal Academy of Arts, London Arts and Humanities Partnership, and Architecture Film Festival London.

Sound | Making | Space is generously supported by The Bartlett Doctoral Initiative Fund.  As a cross-faculty initiative, we welcome active participation from all Bartlett doctoral researchers and staff.

Selected Sound | Making | Space events have been additionally supported by the Bartlett School of Architecture MPhil/PhD Architectural Design and Architectural History and Theory programmes, Bartlett Architecture Research Fund, UCL Culture, the London Arts and Humanities Partnership (AHRC), and the Royal Academy of Arts.


Details of our current projects, initiatives, upcoming seminars, club nights and past events can be found on our events page.  Seminar sessions are open to all, and FREE.