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14:30 19 November - 19:00 3 December 2013

UCLoo Festival 2013


North Lodge and North Observatory | UCL main quad (link Map)
Gower Street | London | WC1E 6BT | United Kingdom

Open to: Academic | Alumni | Public | Student
Admission: Free
Ticketing: Open

Speaker information

Dr Sarah Bell, Senior Lecturer in Environmental Engineering, UCL, CEGE, Sarah Bell's research interests lie in the relationships between engineering, technology and society as they impact on sustainability, particularly in relation to water systems. She uses research methods informed by theories from the science and technology studies, philosophy of technology and philosophy of engineering. She has supervised work in Australia, the UK, Mexico, Pakistan and Peru and has worked with a number of external partners including Waterwise, Arup, AECOM, Thames Water and WWF. She tweets @sarahjaynebell and blogs http://pelicanmap.blogspot.co.uk/
Dr Barbara Penner, Senior Lecturer in Architectural History, UCL, The Bartlett School of Architecture, Barbara Penner is Senior Lecturer in Architectural History at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL. She is author of Newlyweds on Tour: Honeymooning in Nineteenth-Century America (University of New Hampshire Press/University Press of New England, 2009) and co-editor of Ladies and Gents: Public Toilets and Gender (Temple University Press, 2009) and Gender Space Architecture (Routledge, 2000). She has most recently contributed essays to Toilet: The Politics of Sharing (NYU Press, 2010), Handbook of Interior Design (Berg, forthcoming) and Globalization in Practice (OUP, forthcoming). She is presently completing Bathroom, a cultural history of the bathroom (Reaktion, forthcoming). In recent years, Barbara has been invited to give lectures i
Dr Tse-Hui Teh, Lecturer in Urban Design/Planning, UCL, The Bartlett School of Planning, Tse-Hui's background is in architecture and urban design. She completed her PhD research at the University College London in 2011. Prior to this she was a teaching and research fellow at Columbia University working on the Gateway National Recreation Area in New York City. She is a Fulbright scholar with a masters degree from Columbia University and first-class honours degree from University of Technology Sydney. She has 10 years of professional experience in architecture, urban design and interior design in both private and government sectors.

The UCLoo Festival 2013 will celebrate the global toilet revolution in the heart of London. More than 2.6 billion people in developing countries do not have access to a safe toilet, and flushing toilets uses water, one of our most precious resources, to wash away our dirtiest waste. The world needs a new toilet, and the UCLoo Festival will showcase the latest revolution in public health and sustainability.

The history of dry sanitation and innovative loos designed to overcome the problem of urban water poverty will be at the North Lodge, and a real waterless toilet will be at the North Observatory. UCL academic Barbara Penner will launch her new book "Bathroom", and attendees can design and build innovative toilets during the Institute of Making's ‘Make-a-thon’.

The Bartlett School of Architecture, Bartlett School of Planning and the Department of Civil, Environmental and Geomatic Engineering are collaborating at the festival.

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Tse-Hui Teh
+44 (0) 207 679 4837 | t.teh@ucl.ac.uk


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