XVII Architectural Graphic Expression International Conference
30 May 1 June 2018

Alberto Campo Baeza. Sketchbook No. 37, f. 95. Sketch design for the House of the Infinite, Cadiz, Spain, (V&A: CD:18-2016)

XVII Architectural Graphic Expression International Conference

Graphic Imprint: On the influence of the representation and ideation tools in architecture

The topic proposed for this EGA conference aims to foster the debate around the role that drawing, representation and ideation tools have played in the development of architecture and its language over time. The tool is not innocent; we think that to a greater or lesser extent it influences the result that is obtained from it. In this sense, the conference seeks to claim the decisive role that design tools and drawing in particular have played throughout history in the evolution of architectural language.

Despite the instrumental nature of drawing within architecture, the influence that the development of representation systems and the different tools used by the architects during the project process have had in history, prove that there is a fertile relationship between drawing and project, between graphic ideation and architecture. Recent disruptive practices seem to put some of these relationships in crisis while generating other types of imprints in the architectural project, perhaps even more decisive in their final result. Thus, the reflection on the imprint that the graphic or other design tools can leave in the project and, as a consequence, how have they been able to influence in different ways the course of architecture itself, is still necessary.

Conference tracks and topics:

DRAWING AND PROJECT

ARCHITECTURE AND RE-PRESENTATION

REPRESENTATION MATERIALITY AND DIGITAL FABRICATION

CARTOGRAPHIES, MAPPINGS, CITY AND TERRITORY

PROJECTIONS AND ARCHITECTURAL SPACE

ARCHITECTURE, PHENOMENOLOGY, PERCEPTION AND INTERACTION

TEACHING INNOVATION AND RESEARCH

For further details see: XVII Architectural Graphic Expression International Conference

Keynote speakers include Peter Eisenman, Alberto Campo Baeza and Gurnot Riether. Conference papers will be published in the Proceedings printed by Springer. 

The biennial EGA Conferences are specifically dedicated to architectural drawing and are now in their 34th year; the associated research journal EGA Expresión Gráfica Arquitectónica is now in its 25th year of publication (Spanish /English bilingual).

Alberto Campo Baeza. Cover of Sketchbook No. 37

During the Conference an exhibition of drawings by Alberto Campo Baeza will be shown in the Museum of the University of Alicante, Spain. The drawings shown here are from Sketchbook No. 37 in the collection of the Victoria and Albert Museum. See Alberto Campo Baeza: Sketchbook No. 37 by Neil Bingham.