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A day of conversation and creativity on drawing as world-building
Participants include leading researchers and practitioners from the fields of architecture, landscape, visual and sound art, geography and technological design. Conversations will expand beyond traditional map-making conventions and mediums to consider experimental drawing methods including notation, translation, film screenings, performance, fiction and sound; practices that provoke the imagination and inhabit the “mind’s eye”. How does the language of cartography curate and shape the way in which we imagine, and how do we begin to chart and document spaces, territories that exist primarily in the mind?
The day will circulate around round-table discussions of drawings from the Drawing Matter archive, including original works by Zaha Hadid, Peter Wilson, Guy Debord and Madelon Vriesendorp.
Together we will navigate our way across four terrains: Journeyed Lands, Immaterial Lands, Imagined Lands and Remembered Lands. Talks will be chaired by drawing professionals including Nat Chard and Niall Hobhouse.
The forum is set within the House of Maps exhibition, showcasing three years of experimental drawing research by Kirsty Badenoch and Sayan Skandarajah, mapping the lost, ancient and invisible garden- and city-scapes of Kyoto. Exhibition design by the wonderful PiM.studioArchitects.
A delicious homemade vegetarian lunch will be provided on the day of the forum by OmVed’s executive chef, Arthur Potts-Dawson.