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Lisson Gallery by Tony Fretton

In May, the London School of Architecture and Drawing Matter will host Drawing into Dialogue, a series of three evening talks at the Courtauld Institute of Art

The evening talk series will interrogate a leading architect’s work through the prism of a pivotal project. The events will track the iterative process of creation through the design material, led by an interlocutor who will open up fresh perspectives on the work. Our first three events take place at 630pm on consecutive Mondays in May:

  • 8 May, Tony Fretton, Lisson Gallery – Niall Hobhouse
  • 15 May, Peter Salter, Walmer Yard – Mark Dorrian
  • 22 May, Farshid Moussavi, Yokohama Ferry Terminal – Jack Self

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Walmer Yard by Peter Salter


Yokohama Ferry Terminal by FOA



Tony Fretton Tony Fretton Architects was founded in 1982 and is now headed by partners Tony Fretton and James McKinney. An active writer and lecturer, Fretton was Professor, Chair of Architectural Design & Interiors at Technical University of Delft in the Netherlands from 1999 to 2013. The buildings completed by the practice in London for the Lisson Gallery in 1986 and 1992 continue to be internationally recognised as exemplary spaces for art, for the architectural experiences they offer and for their social engagement with the surrounding city.

Niall Hobhouse Niall is an art collector and writer on architectural and curatorial issues. He is currently a trustee of the London School of Architecture and Drawing Matter, which is an active archive that combines an unrivalled collection of drawings with a collaborative programme of research and events.

Peter Salter A celebrated British architect and academic, Peter Salter is the Professor of Architectural Design at the Welsh School of Architecture, Cardiff University, and formerly taught at the Architectural Association. In 2017, he completed the critically acclaimed Walmer Yard, a high-density development of four handcrafted houses on a tight and irregular site in west London for client Crispin Kelly.

Professor Mark Dorrian Mark is the Postgraduate Research Director in Architecture at the University of Edinburgh. His work spans topics in architecture and urbanism, art history and theory, and media studies, and has appeared in publications such as Cabinet, Chora

Farshid Moussavi Farshid is the founder of Farshid Moussavi Architecture and Professor in Practice of Architecture at Harvard University Graduate School of Design. She was co-founder and co-principal of Foreign Office Architects (FOA) until June 2011. The 1995 competition-winning entry for the Yokohama Ferry Terminal launched FOA into international prominence, and garnered critical acclaim when it opened in 2002.

Jack Self Jack is director of the REAL foundation and Editor-in-Chief of the Real Review. In 2016, Jack co-curated the British Pavilion at the Venice Architecture Biennale. He is the author of Real Estates: Life Without Debt (2014) and is contributing editor for the Architectural Review.