Drawingmatter.org is both the digital home of the private architectural drawings collection of Drawing Matter and a growing repository of texts that explore the role of drawing in architectural thought and practice. As editor from early 2019 to June 2020, I worked with the collector and editorial team to expand the stable of contributors to include new voices (early to mid-career academics and practitioners). Alongside commissioning, I developed collaborations with organisations, such as the Take One audio project with the British Library, and Drawn Closer, a year-long series for Domus.

All of this helped us further establish the website as the place for serious scholarship and good writing on architectural drawing. 

Some favourites:

William Firebrace’s meandering survey of the tortoise in architecture

Rosa Nussbaum on spaces for working

Ross Anderson on the drawings of Adolphe Appia

Maurizio Diton on working for Aldo Rossi in the 1990s

Emma Letizia Jones on Karl Friedrich Schinkel

Adrien Vasquez on architectural typefaces

Asli Çiçek in conversation