Drawing Matter Workshop at the LSA

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Alberto Ponis. Sketchbook page 8, 1962-67. DMC 3507.008

Next week, Wednesday 24 April 2024, an exciting opportunity to participate in a workshop led by Niall Hobhouse, collector and founder of Drawing Matter. In Hobhouse's own words, Drawing Matter “is an organisation that explores the role of drawing in architectural thought and practice through exhibitionspublications, public events, and workshops for students and practitioners. At the heart of these activities is a collection of many-thousand architectural drawings dating from the sixteenth century to the present day”. The collection is housed at Shatwell Farm (Somerset) and, in Autumn 2024, Drawing Matter will move its activities and drawings collection to London; among other aspects the workshop will discuss the implication of the move, including exciting opportunities for studying the materials.

The morning session will be a presentation of Drawing Matter activities and a discussion on the role of drawing in architecture. A 15-minute documentary will be displayed during the morning session. The afternoon session will be in the form of a round table for MArch 4 students.

Places are limited and the workshop will operate on a first come, first served basis. Up to 30 students from BA3, MArch 4 and MArch 5 are welcome to participate in the morning workshop (10-12); ans a smaller group of around twelve MArch4 students in the afternoon session (14-15.30). Please note that the participants will receive two short preliminary readings – one 2-page document and one short essay on plans.

The workshop is the first activity of an institutional collaboration of Drawing Matter with the Centre for Architecture and the Visual Arts at the University of Liverpool School of Architecture and it is organised by Dr Marco Iuliano. If you are interested in participating please email at miulian@liverpool.ac.uk no later than Sunday 21 April, specifying which session you would like to join and your year of study.

Image: Alberto Ponis, Sketchbook page 8, 1962-67. DMC 3507.008