- Eleni Kyriacou
BARTLETT WHISTLEBLOWING | BREAKTHROUGH GUARDIAN ARTICLE
The pandemic created a reversal for me as an artist. Normally, up until the pandemic, I saw myself as an observer of the outside world. And hence, up until the pandeic on my blog, I would mainly post about my experiences in terms of what I absorbed, observed, and experienced from art, architecture, design, travel and so on. However rather than being able to observe things externally during the pandemic (which I largely spent in lockdown); I instead observed things internally. As I was unable to look outwardly, I found myself looking inwardly. This made experiences regarding my time at UCL where I studied architecture, resurface. I had experienced sexist misconduct and victimisation as a student. I had complained during my time there and had been ignored. During the pandemic I also had a lot of spare time. So, I decided pursing justice for my past misconduct, which I had good reason to believe was still continuing at the school, was a worthy cause. It caused me an incredible amount of distress and I did endanger my health (the details of which are very difficult to discuss), but in the end, I am proud that I saw it through and achieved a great deal of what I wanted and more. It took exactly one year for this to happen; between May of 2020 when I first wrote to the Dean Christophe Lindner until May of 2021 when Sarah Marsh published the below article for the Guardian after I presented her with a year of research.