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Bo Tang

Bo Tang studied architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL), University of East London and London Metropolitan University, where she graduated with distinction in 2008.


Bo is a tutor on A Way of building course here at CAT.


Since 2006, Bo has been involved in the research field of the Architecture of Rapid Change and Scarce Resources (ARCSR), coordinating and managing live projects with students in informal settlements in India, in collaboration with local NGOs, and funded by the Water Trust. These include a sanitation upgrading project in Agra, cooperative resettlement housing and infrastructure in Delhi, and quarry classrooms in Navi Mumbai.

A further research project in Sierra Leone has led to the construction of a new primary school in Freetown in 2011. Bo regularly organises and curates ARCSR exhibitions and workshops, and was part of the RIBA Boyd Auger Scholarship 2008 research team, which explored art, urbanism and architecture in Bosnia and Herzegovina.


Bo is currently Research Coordinator for the Architecture for Rapid Change and Scarce Resources within the Projects Office at The Cass, as well as Studio Tutor for BA (Hons) Architecture. From 2010, she was also a candidate of The Cass PhD Programme on a full 3 year scholarship from the Water Trust, submitting her thesis in October 2013. Her research thesis is entitled “Negotiating Shared Spaces in Informal Peri-Urban Settlements in India”. Bo is co-editor of “Learning From Delhi” published in December 2010, and more recently “The Architecture of 3 Freetown Neighbourhoods”, published in November 2013.