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Urbanogram: Journal of the Built Environment is a project bringing together architectural theorists and architects from all parts of the world by regularly publishing their texts about historic urban environments in contemporary contexts. The journal’s core object lies in an international author- and readership, thus exploring the field of tension between urbanism and an increasingly globalised world, where cities and urban landscapes epitomise cultural diversity in sheer infinite ways. At this, Urbanogram seeks to assemble academic texts and creative works by authors rooted in their cultures, who are interested in a comprehensive perspective on their respective every-day urban environments.

 

Urbanogram is a young journal, founded in 2019. Initiated by a cohort of seven alumni after graduating from the Bartlett School of Architecture in the fields of architectural history and historic urban environments, the journal focuses on publishing texts written by young academics. In doing so, the journal cooperates with the Bartlett School of Architecture to provide graduates with the opportunity of publishing their research work. It thus functions as a publication, but also as a platform for international exchange in the field. Due to the fact, that most graduates move back to their home countries after completing their courses, the journal acts as a common denominator, keeping together people, who despite, or even because of their different cultural backgrounds, develop similar sensoria for their built environment.

Editorial

Cassandra Osterman, AIA is a practising architect in the United States, where she specialises in complex architectural challenges in historical contexts. Her core focus includes affordable multi-family housing, adaptive reuse, historic preservation, environmental resilience, community-driven development, and urban campuses.

 

Architect, Perfido Weiskopf Wagstaff Goettel (Pittsburgh, PA) since 2018 

Pennsylvania (USA) architectural licence 2019

MA Architecture and Historic Urban Environments, The Bartlett, UCL 2018

BArch, Carnegie Mellon University 2014


 

Fanny Ciufo is a practising Italian architect. She has worked in international offices in Rome, London and Rotterdam (MVRDV). Currently based in Paris, she co-founded SAFA, an architectural firm operating at the intersection of architecture, ecology, and culture. She continues her research between theory and practice with a special interest in the urban environment. 

 

Architecture practice: co-founder SAFA

MA Architecture and Historic Urban Environments, The Bartlett, UCL 2018

Italian architectural licence 2017 

BArch and MArch Architecture, Sapienza University of Rome 2016


 

Lavenya Parthasarathy is a practising urban designer working with AECOM, based in London. She has a background in architecture, urban environments and adaptive reuse, with interests in exploring the treatment and condition of historic contexts within the urban environments.

 

MA Architecture and Historic Urban Environments, The Bartlett, UCL, 2018

BA (HONS), IDEAs, Ravensbourne University London, 2017


 

Lei Jiao is an associate member of the Landscape Institute in the UK, and practises as a landscape architect at Alexandra Steed URBAN in London. She dedicates herself to implementing sustainable landscape and ecological methods to safeguard the natural elements within built environments.

 

MA Architecture and Historic Urban Environments, The Bartlett, UCL 2018

MArch, School of Architecture - Huaqiao University 2016

BArch, School of Architecture - Yantai University 2013


 

Longhua Gu is a practising urban designer and architect, currently working with BENOY at their London studio. Within an 8-year career period, she has been working in Shanghai and London and running projects in the UK, Asia and the Middle East, impressed by the contradictory culture mixture, with special interests in historic urban contexts and building interventions. Her design inspirations come from a wide range of mediums such as art, film and literature. 

 

MA Architecture and Historic Urban Environments, The Bartlett, UCL 2018

MA Architecture, Liverpool University 2012

BArch - China University of Petroleum (East China) 2011


 

Neha Fatima, PCATP is an entrepreneur and academic, running her own practice in Pakistan under the name of Arcline, she struggles to keep a balance between academia and the practising world of architecture. She specialises in renovation, adaptive-reuse and restoration projects. She is  also an active member of ACHS.

 

MA Architecture and Historic Urban Environments, The Bartlett, UCL 2018

BArch, National College of Arts, Lahore 2014


 

Sophie Schrattenecker practises architecture in Austria where she is an active member of planning processes on site from start to finish. Research and travels continuously inspire her written work about contemporary informal architecture embedded in historical contexts. 

 

Architectural licence and member of the Austrian Chamber of Architects, 2022

Lecturer in academic writing, University of Applied Arts, Linz, since 2021

MA Architecture and Historic Urban Environments, The Bartlett, UCL 2018

MArch, University of Applied Arts, Linz 2017

BArch, University of Applied Arts, Linz 2014


 

Stefan Gruber is based in Austria where he practises and writes about architecture. His theoretical work deals with topics such as the role of memory in the built environment as well as social and cultural implications of architecture. 

 

Architectural licence and member of the Austrian Chamber of Architects, 2022

Lecturer in academic writing, University of Applied Arts, Linz, since 2021

MA Architectural History, The Bartlett, UCL 2018

MArch, University of Applied Arts, Linz 2017

BArch, University of Applied Arts, Linz 2014


 

Kleovoulos Aristarchou is practising architecture in the UK and Europe and specialises in projects with historic context. His interest lies in the materiality and craft of the city, as well as juxtapositions between historic and contemporary architecture, art, and theories.

 

Haworth Tompkins, London, UK

Cyprus architectural licence 2023
MA Architecture and Historic Urban Environments, The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL, 2021

MArch Architecture, The Glasgow School of Art, 2020
PGDipArch Architecture, The Glasgow School of Art, 2019
BArch(Hons) Architecture, Nottingham Trent University, 2015

We would like to thank Anita Schrattenecker  for rendering assistance in copy editing Urbanogram.

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Urbanogram: Journal of the Built Environment

 

Editorial Team

Cassandra Osterman

Fanny Ciufo

Lavenya Parthasarathy

Lei Jiao

Longhua Gu

Neha Fatima

Sophie Schrattenecker

Stefan Gruber

Kleovoulos Aristarchou


Contact

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www.urbanogram.com

Place of Publication: Linz (Austria) & Paris (France)

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version 10/2022

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