The Bartlett School of Architecture


Drawing Futures 2016 keynote speakers announced

6 May 2016


We are pleased to announce that Argentine artist Pablo Bronstein, architect Professor Neil Spiller and Dutch artist Madelon Vriesendorp, are among the keynote speakers for our Drawing Futures conference, which will be held on 11 – 12 November at The Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.

Pablo Bronstein uses architectural design and drawing to engage with the grandiose and imperial past of the built environment. His work can currently be seen at the Duveen Galleries at Tate Britain in London, where he has produced this year’s Tate Britain Commission.

Professor Neil Spiller, Hawksmoor Chair of Architecture and Landscape and Deputy Pro Vice-Chancellor of the University of Greenwich, is internationally renowned for his drawn architectural design work. His new book Surrealism and Architecture: A Blistering Romance will be published in October 2016 by Thames and Hudson.

Madelon Vriesendorp is best known as one of the co-founders of the Office of Metropolitan Architecture (OMA) in the early 1970s together with Rem Koolhaas, Elia Zenghelis and Zoe Zenghelis. She has produced illustrations for Built, Domus and Abitare, while working on costumes, built objects, paintings and short stories.

The inaugural Drawing Futures conference will bring together the world's leading practitioners in drawing for conversations about the contemporary cutting-edge and future directions of drawing as a critical tool for art and architecture.

Call for Works

The Drawing Futures Call for Works closes 16 May 2016, for further information about the conference and how to submit your works visit www.drawingfutures.com

Drawing Futures is part of Bartlett 175, a special programme of events celebrating 175 years of architectural education at UCL.

Media partner: Architectural Review