‘Drawing Matter’ seminar with Tina di Carlo

This three-day workshop will draw on the collection of Drawing Matter to use drawing as a pedagogical tool, to reveal a historiography and a critical approach and method. Drawings, their collection and exhibition, will be considered as modes of thinking, in the materiality, as they convey information, techniques, ideas and attitudes about architecture and the limits of representation.

The first seminar will present a broad overview of the collection, focusing on 1952-1988 when drawing went through a series of reinventions and the limits architecture were questioned though the language of drawing. The second session will feature a discussion with curators Ellis Woodman and Manuel Montenegro on the James Gowan and Alvaro Siza exhibition, currently on view at the AA. It will consider the juxtaposition of four social housing complexes to consider different modes of drawing. The third seminar will present an in-depth consideration and reading of sketchbooks. Underpinning each session will be considerations of exhibition and display.

Rooms are to be confirmed.

Monday 20 March, 11:00 – 1:00

MA History and Critical Thinking Drawing Matter Seminar with Tina di Carlo

Tuesday 21 March, 5:00 – 7:00

MA History and Critical Thinking Drawing Matter Open Seminar

Tina di Carlo in conversation with curators Ellis Woodman and Manuel Montenegro on the James Gowan and Alvaro Siza exhibition, currently on view at the AA

Wednesday 22 March, 11:00 – 1:00

MA History and Critical Thinking Drawing Matter Seminar with Tina di Carlo

 

Readings

Forty, Adrian. Words and Buildings: A Vocabulary of Modern Architecture, London: Thames & Hudson, 2014, in particular “Language and Drawing,” 28-41. “Context,”132-135 “Flexibility,”142-48 “Form,”149-72 

Evans, Robin. “Translations from Drawing to Building,” AA Files 12, pp. 3-18

Seigert, Bernard. Cultural Techniques: Grids, Filters, Doors and Other Articulations of the Real, (rans. Geoffrey Winthrop-Young), New York: Fordham University Press, 2015, in particular, “Introduction: Cultural Techniques, or, The End of the Intellectual Postwar in German Media Theory,” pp. 1-17

Stanisweski, Staniszewski, Mary Anne. The Power of Display: A History of Exhibition Installations at the Museum of Modern Art. Cambridge, Mass: The M.I.T. Press, 1998 (pages to be assigned).

 

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