Equal by Design to launch at Curzon Bloomsbury Cinema

We are delighted to announce the launch of the documentary film, Equal By Design, a documentary about equality, wellbeing and the UK housing crisis. With contributors from the architectural profession, national charities, journalists and academics, the film examines economic and housing inequality in the UK.

Saturday 21 May, 4:00 PM

Bertha DocHouse, Curzon Bloomsbury Cinema, London

*Tickets are by invitation only. Please contact s.b.lord@abdn.ac.uk for ticket information.*

The film shows how the 17th century Dutch philosopher Baruch Spinoza’s theory of wellbeing and equality can be used to analyse housing and income inequalities, and how his ideas relate to the design of housing by post-war UK architects and designers today.

The film is shot on location in the Netherlands, London, Oxford and Sheffield.

Running time: c. 25mins

A Q&A with the authors, film-makers and contributors will take place after the screening, followed by a drinks reception in the Curzon.



Peg Rawes (Bartlett School of Architecture UCL) and Beth Lord (Aberdeen) with Lone Star Productions



Peter Barber (Peter Barber Architects)

Danny Dorling, Oxford University

Alex Ely (Mae Architects)

The Equality Trust


Oliver Wainwright, The Guardian

Sarah Wigglesworth (Sarah Wigglesworth Architects)


Director: Adam order proscar online Low

Producer: Martin Rosenbaum

Editor: Joanna Crickmay

Music: George Taylor


Funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council as part of the Equalities of Wellbeing project.



Peg Rawes is Director of MA Architectural History, Bartlett School of Architecture UCL, and Co-Investigator of the Equalities of Wellbeing project.

Beth Lord is Senior Lecturer in Philosophy at the University of Aberdeen, and Principal Investigator of the Equalities of Wellbeing project.

Producer Martin Rosenbaum and Lone Star Productions have a distinguished record producing feature documentaries including Sophie Fiennes’s The Pervert’s Guide to Cinema and The Pervert’s Guide to Ideology, with Slavoj Zizek, and Jarvis Cocker’s The Big Melt.  Films for television, in collaboration with BAFTA and Emmy Award winning director Adam Low include: Arena: T.S. Eliot (winner of 2010 Grierson Award for Arts); Alan Bennett and the Habit of Art (winner of 2011 Royal Television Society Award for Arts); Frankenstein: A Modern Myth (Silver at 2012 Chicago Film Festival); and BBC Imagine documentary about The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time (2015). Martin Rosenbaum and Adam Low are currently working a major documentary about Alan Bennett and a film for BBC Imagine about the South African artist William Kentridge.

Contacts: Beth Lord (s.b.lord@aberdeen.ac.uk); Peg Rawes (m.rawes@ucl.ac.uk).