Two presentations on the topic of drawing as a method and way of knowing.
Dr Ray Lucas is from the Manchester University Urban Institute. His primary research addresses the possiblities of an Anthropological Architecture or Architectural Anthropology. Rather than considering the anthropology of architectural practice, reporting on the processes of studio production, his position is to consider both how space is socially produced and to enable anthropological theory and methods to inform architectural practice. To this end, Ray has been developing a multi-modal 'Graphic Anthroplogy' methodology: parallel in some ways to the use of lens-based media in Visual Anthropology, but understanding the world around us more fully through drawings, diagrams, maps and notations. Ray is author of Drawing Parallels: Knowledge Production in Axonometric, Isometric and Oblique Drawings.
Kieron Baroutchi is Senior Lecturer in Visual Communication at The Cass. He is a London-based graphic artist and educator, and works within the disciplines of graphic design, illustration, animation and printmaking. His work focuses on the narrative of the imagination with a strong desire to capture the intuitive nature of sketches and doodles, taking that spontaneous reaction through to the final outcome. Kieron creates his work using a combination of traditional and digital media. Whilst continually trying to challenge whichever medium he is working in, Kieron is happiest getting lost in a sketchbook
The speakers will each present for 20 minutes, and then there will be a chaired discussion in which we unpick their ideas and add our own into the mix.
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