Drawing Archives

Dear All,

The final Drawing Research seminar for this academic year will take place next Friday on the theme ‘Drawing Archives’.


Emma Cheatle (Newcastle University) will unpack the way her working process is both a creative research method and leads to a new form of archive. She will examine several written and visual sources: [1] an excerpt from a short story by Chartist writer Ernest Jones, 1849; and [2] plans of the City of London Lying-in Hospital and perspectives of various hospital interiors. She will discuss how each portrays both actualities and fictions of the spaces, and the possibilities and difficulties of reading these as pieces of evidence for understanding the histories of women’s health and lives.

Markus Lähteenmäki (Curator, Drawing Matter Trust) will discuss an exhibition he has co-curated called This Was Tomorrow: Reinventing Architecture 1953–1978 (at the Swiss Architecture Museum March 13 – May 8, 2016). It is an exhibition about architectural imagination and the power, processes and poetics of creation and invention presented through studies, sketches, drawings and models as a means for spatial speculation and thinking. His talk will briefly present the concept of the exhibition both in terms of its content and curatorial approach, before taking a closer look at one of the investigations and analysing a sequence of sketches by James Gowan for an expandable house concept.

Date: Friday 20 May 2016
Time: 4.30 – 6.30pm
Venue: 2.04, 140 Hampstead Road

See the eventbrite link for more details:

We look forward to seeing you there!
Huda, Judit and Sophie