Some Roles of Drawing is an evening dedicated to architectural drawing, invoking Tony Fretton's sketchbooks for the Lisson Gallery (1984–91) as a beginning point of enquiry. With guest speakers Tony Fretton, Dr Olivia Horsfall Turner, Senior Curator of Designs, V&A and Niall Hobhouse, it will explore some of the many and shifting roles played by architectural drawings, within and beyond practice..
Through three interconnected parts, Some Roles of Drawing begins with the physical object of the Lisson Gallery sketchbooks before moving to a discussion on how drawing fits into an architect’s process and the life (or lives) of drawing afterwards. Through this structure, the evening also aims to examine how drawings are studied and the importance afforded to them within architectural history.
5.00 pm: Viewing of the Lisson Gallery sketchbooks with Tony Fretton (for Courtauld students only)
6.00 pm: Presentation by Tony Fretton on his use of drawing
6.45 pm: Conversation between Niall Hobhouse, Tony Fretton and Dr Olivia Horsfall Turner, Senior Curator of Designs, V&A, on the afterlives of architectural drawings
Presentations from 6 pm are held in the Courtauld's Lecture Theatre 1.