Diploma Studio 14 introduces students to a way of designing through a negotiation with the various and conflicting practices of contemporary Fine Art expanded drawing, which includes for example; cartoons, diagrams, text work and photography.
The principal question underpinning the studio is:
How can architectural drawing learn from contemporary Fine Art practice of expanded drawing, so as to think and project radically new forms of architecture?
The studios task will not be to promote a particular type of architectural composition, but to allow each student to develop their own style as a form of engagement that consciously explores the cold language of line, whilst at the very same time proposing works that are simply buildable.
Gordon Shrigley: www.gordon-shrigley.com
Christian Ducker: www.gundryducker.com
Thomas Reinke Architect, Berlin.
Andrew Hewish, Artist and Curator.
Olu Olutayo, Architect, London.
Mark Jackson, Curator, London.
Sundeep Bhamra, Architect, London.
Carlos Noronha Feio, Artist, London.
Studio site: www.cargocollective.com/butades
Facebook: linie, line, linea
Selected example of studio reading:
1. Does Writing Have a Future?, Vilém Flusser, Minnesota University Press, 2011.
2. Lines A Brief History, Tim Ingold, Routledge, 2007.
3. Afterimage: Drawing Through Process, Cornelia H. Butler, The MIT Press, 1999.
4. Spatula, How Drawing Changed the World, Ed., Gordon Shrigley, Marmalade Publishers of Visual Theory, 2004.
5. Exercises in Style, Raymond Queneau, New Direction Books, 1981.
6. Redevelopment, Václav Havel, in, Selected Plays 1984-1987, Faber & Faber, 1994.