About







Giles Tettey Nartey is a British-Ghanaian designer, researcher and architect. His work references African craft cultures and investigates the potential of reconstituted objects  as a tool for the reimagination of artefacts, practices and rituals. Giles leads a diploma unit at the Architectural Association School of Architecture and also teaches at the Bartlett School of Architecture where he is undertaking a design PhD.

His research-based design practice is centred around the medium of assemblage as a time-based critical artistic practice. He is interested in new relationships of film, performance, installation, space, and objects. He explores the west African quotidian and the activation of his work through everyday practices, often using designed objects as well as found and archival material

2018 - RIBA Black Architect of Tomorrow
2023 - Wallpaper* Magazine Future Icons


2022- MPhil/PhD Architectural Design - The Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL)

2020- Architecture Postgraduate Diploma Professional Practice (RIBA Part III)

2019- Architecture MArch Part II  - The Bartlett School of Architecture (UCL)

2016- BA (Hons ) Architecture & Planning Part I - University Of The West Of England

2015- Architecture - Politecnico Di Milano