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Dr Ruth Lang

Stage 1 Leader, BA (Hons) Architecture
Central Saint Martins
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Ruth  Lang


Ruth is a writer, curator, senior lecturer, and a qualified architect with a broad range of experience from small-scale art installations to the delivery of London 2012 Olympic venue projects.

She has lectured in professional practice and guided postgraduate research at University of the Creative Arts (Canterbury) and London Metropolitan University (CASS), led design studios at the University of Portsmouth and University of Brighton, and run experimental short-term multi-media charettes at Newcastle University.

Alongside this, she is an editor for Architectural Research Quarterly, and writes for a broad range of non-academic publications, including Volume, Architectural Review, Architect’s Journal, and Modernist magazine (for which she has guest edited an issue on the theme of the ‘Invisible’).

Her interest in current and historical professional practice investigates the means by which architects establish professional networks across the boundaries of art, politics, economics and social structures. Her work exploring the hidden influences and practitioners of architecture has formed the basis for a three-part exhibition with the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, and a photographic series exhibited at the Jerwood Gallery in Hastings in 2018. Ruth was shortlisted to curate the British pavilion at the 2020 Venice Biennale alongside architects OMMX and curator Brendan Cormier. The genealogy of design which can be traced through these ephemeral connections beyond the canon of architecture has fed into her PhD at Newcastle University (completed 2019) investigated the tension between bureaucracy and creativity in the work of the of the London County Council Architect’s Department from 1943-1965.

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Architecture, spatial and interior design