Drawing Futures is a new international peer-reviewed conference on speculative drawing for art and architecture, founded by the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London. Chaired by Professor Frédéric Migayrou, Laura Allen and Luke Pearson, the inaugural Drawing Futures Conference will be held on 11-12 November 2016 at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.
Despite numerous developments in technological manufacture and computational design that provide new grounds for art and architecture, the act of drawing still plays a central role as a vehicle for speculation. There is a rich and long history of drawing that is tied to innovations in technology as well as to revolutions in our philosophical understanding of the world. In reflection of a society now underpinned by computational networks and interfaces allowing hitherto unprecedented views of the world, the changing status of the drawing and representation as a political act demands a platform for reflection and innovation.
Far from killing it, technology promises new avenues for the drawn as a speculative method – and its futures are ours to shape.
This year’s keynote speakers are Hsinming Fung, Pablo Bronstein, Neil Spiller and Madelon Vriesendorp.
All tickets for the 2-day event include conference registration, lunch and refreshments, opening and closing drinks receptions. Full Price tickets also include a copy of the Drawing Futures book published by UCL Press.
Full Price (Earlybird): £185
Full Price: £250
Students: £50 (Proof of student status will be required at registration)
Drawing Futures is part of Bartlett 175, a special programme of events celebrating 175 years of architectural education at UCL.