New Exhibition at the Sir John Soane Museum
I went along to the first in a series of three talks titled ‘Visualising Design Ideas‘ at The Royal College of Surgeons. The discussion was about how architects and designers approach their work and what these different disciplines might tell us about architectural and design practice in the past and how it has evolved today. With a focus on work by Piranesi, who was an Italian artist from the 1700’s famous for his etchings featuring Rome and eerie looking prison grounds.
Speakers were : Michele de Lucchi, Ross Lovegrove and Adam Lowe (director of Factum arte).
The lectures coincide with the current exhibition at the Sir John Soane Museum – Diverse Maniere: Piranesi, Fantasy and Excess which runs until the 31st of May
You can find in-depth information about Piranesi on Artsy’s website
» Visualising Design Ideas: 10 March 2014, 6–8pm
» Using Objects as Evidence of Themselves: 18 March 2014, 6-8pm
» Casts, Copies and the Dissemination of Design Ideas: 19 May 2014, 7:30–9:30pm