Veranstalter: Dr. Matthew Wells, Park Books, Drawing Matter
Datum: Mittwoch, 6. Oktober 2021
Zeit: 19.00 Uhr bis 20.00 Uhr
Ort: Never Stop Reading, Spiegelgasse 18, 8001 Zürich

In collaboration with Drawing Matter and Park Books, this book explores the history of the survey and its multiple forms in order to understand how the methods of recording what already exists can also be used to imagine what might be. Lavishly illustrated, with works from the collection of Drawing Matter and beyond, it addresses the multiple forms of the survey through focused studies and an extensive section of plates with commentaries by contemporary architects. In doing so, it maintains that while all surveys begin with the site, the outcomes are as idiosyncratic as their authors – and their methods have much to offer as tools in design practice.

The book launch will include a conversation between Matthew Wells and Carla Peca on the origins and history of the survey, as well as reflecting on its use today.

Please note that attendance will require a COVID-Zertifikat, although we hope the weather will be fine and that afterwards drinks can be enjoyed outside.