Period: c21st

Power & Public Space 1: Liza Fior – The Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

Power & Public Space 1: Liza Fior – The Dalston Eastern Curve Garden

By Matthew Blunderfield and Liza Fior

Power & Public Space is a new podcast from Drawing Matter and the Architecture Foundation hosted by Matthew Blunderfield. Two episodes will be released on Drawing Matter each week during July and August. Listen now: The Dalston Eastern Curve garden began as a meanwhile scheme, but over the past decade… Read More

Interview with Space Magazine

Interview with Space Magazine

By Matt Page and Semi Park

This interview was first published, in Korean translation, in SPACE Magazine. Drawing Matter would like to thank the editors of SPACE for allowing us to publish the English version of the text. Semi Park: Drawing Matter is an organisation that explores the role of drawings in architectural thinking and practice. Upon what… Read More

The Ulysses Project: Architecture and the city through James Joyce’s Dublin: Part II

The Ulysses Project: Architecture and the city through James Joyce’s Dublin: Part II

By Freddie Phillipson

This is part two of two posts pairing Freddie Phillipsons’s drawings from The Ulysses Project with excerpts from James Joyce’s landmark novel. The drawings are on display at the Irish Architectural Archive, Dublin, until 19 August 2022. The exhibition is part of Ulysses100, an international programme of events celebrating 100 years… Read More

The Ulysses Project: Architecture and the city through James Joyce’s Dublin: Part I

The Ulysses Project: Architecture and the city through James Joyce’s Dublin: Part I

By Freddie Phillipson

This is part one of two posts pairing Freddie Phillipsons’s drawings from The Ulysses Project with excerpts from James Joyce’s landmark novel. The drawings are on display at the Irish Architectural Archive, Dublin, until 19 August 2022. The exhibition is part of Ulysses100, an international programme of events celebrating 100 years… Read More

The Ulysses Project: Architecture and the city through James Joyce’s Dublin: Introduction

The Ulysses Project: Architecture and the city through James Joyce’s Dublin: Introduction

By Freddie Phillipson

This text introduces The Ulysses Project by architect Freddie Phillipson, his exploration of the relationship between the buildings of Dublin and James Joyce’s landmark novel. The drawings are on display at the Irish Architectural Archive, Dublin, from 17 June – 19 August 2022. The exhibition is part of Ulysses100, an international… Read More

Clancy Moore: Less is more

Clancy Moore: Less is more

By Chris Foges

This linked text is part of an ongoing series that records the building projects undertaken at Shatwell Farm. For more on the Shatwell Project, click here.

Hélène Binet: The Outsider

Hélène Binet: The Outsider

By Hélène Binet

a new way of looking at the world Working in my kitchen in the mornings of the 2020 spring.All is silent. Am I silent or is the whole world?In the darkness, you hear better, said Aristotle.In silence and in a closed environment, can you see better? Suddenly the walls of… Read More

Design Starts: Loughborough School of Architecture at Shatwell Farm

Design Starts: Loughborough School of Architecture at Shatwell Farm

By Benjamin Machin

The following is an account of a visit to Drawing Matter in March 2022 made by Benjamin Machin and his students at the Loughborough School of Architecture, Building and Civil Engineering – Alina Abdulwahid, Nyewuna Amadi, Jemima Dabell, Beckie Downs, Lewis Foster-Jeapes, Will Jones, Will Mennell, Danielle Riley, Joe Tolley,… Read More

Adaptations: A Teaching Studio at Cornell

Adaptations: A Teaching Studio at Cornell

By Roz Barr

Options Studio was an Elective Module at Cornell University led by Roz Barr. The act of making means engaging with an idea that can be made, unmade, and reconsidered before being realised. Model-making has a critical role in formulating and realising an idea. Materiality and form are developed through discussions… Read More

The Iterative Power of Architecture’s Absence

The Iterative Power of Architecture’s Absence

By Peter Sealy

In 1991, the Swiss architects Herzog & de Meuron prepared a submission with the artist Remy Zaugg for the Berlin Morgen (‘Berlin Tomorrow’) exhibition organised by the Deutsches Architekturmuseum in Frankfurt, Germany. By surrounding Berlin’s Tiergarten with four new buildings, they proposed to restructure the park – then perceived as… Read More

The Being of Drawing (2021) – Review

The Being of Drawing (2021) – Review

By Matt Page

Joe Graham’s The Being of Drawing is the most recent book published by Marmalade Publishers of Visual Theory, the small press founded by the architect Gordon Shrigley in 2004. Marmalade’s catalogue of published titles challenges expectations of what a publishing house might be; to date, it has produced 12 books,… Read More