School of Architecture Faculty and Alumni Participate in Group Exhibition

POSTED ON: February 15, 2012

Left: Michael Webb 2011, right: Cort Ross Dinesen and Birgit Skovfoged Østergaard 1995.

Left: Michael Webb 2011, right: Cort Ross Dinesen and Birgit Skovfoged Østergaard 1995.


13 January 2012 - 18 March 2012 | Danish Architecture Centre | Copenhagen, Denmark

Drawing by Drawing explores architects' drawings as a medium; the exchange of ideas and visions through drawing - exemplified by the network of people around the architect Svein Tønsager.
This exhibition collects drawings and observations from some of the world's leading architects, offering a unique opportunity to gain insight into a visual universe centered around the creation of architecture.
Among the 42 displayed architects in the exhibition you will find: Anders Abraham (AR'91), Ben van Berkel, Peter Cook, David Gersten, Sue Ferguson Gussow, Zaha Hadid, Christine Hawley, John Hejduk (AR'50), Dan Hoffman (AR'76), Steven Holl, Henning Larsen, CJ Lim, Grahame Shane, Diller Scofidio + Renfro (Elizabeth Diller, AR'79, Ricardo Scofidio, AR'55), Michael Sorkin, Michael Webb, and Lebbeus Woods.
The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue and a series of lectures by Michael Sorkin, Sir Peter Cook, David Gersten, and CJ Lim.

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