@ University College London
Guang Yu Ren is an architectural researcher and Lecturer at The Bartlett School of Architecture (BSA, UCL) on undergraduate and postgraduate programmes, and is Programme Director of History and Theory on the new MSci Architecture programme. Over the past two decades she has worked on a variety of research and heritage projects in different global contexts, including Asia, Africa and Europe, publishing their work widely in print, online and broadcast media. In 2017 Guang Yu was awarded the RIBA President’s Medal for Research for her work on the Japanese architecture and urban planning in their imperial territory of northeast China, formerly known as Manchuria. She also collaborated on the successful UNESCO World Heritage Nomination of the modernist city of Asmara, Eritrea, where she has worked since 2001. This Asmara project was also awarded the RIBA President’s Medal for Research in 2016.