ABOUT

Drawing On provides a platform for developing topics associated with or addressed through design-led research into architecture. The ambition of the journal is to promote a closer, more direct engagement between the author, their research material and the reader, all of whom play a role in creating an interestingly rich plenitude in architectural thinking and imagining.
 
The simple premise guiding Drawing On is that design-led research involves, and indeed relies upon, multiple modes and means to fully elaborate its thinking. Drawing On thus presents multiple versions of each ‘article’. The first mode is a conventional, formatted paper, including text, images and notes. Further modes open to the author include video, audio, animation, photography, paintings, drawings, documentation of models, or designed texts to name a few. The reading of the work involves reading across these multiple modes, and allows for various formats to take the lead in communicating the means, outputs and methods of design-led research. To this end the journal adds to the conventional format of a peer-reviewed journal an additional space of presentation intended to show design-research material in different lights.
 
All of these formats can viewed online through the Drawing On website, while downloadable PDFs are available containing the text and key images.
 
Drawing On began as means of extending material emerging from a research symposium, Plenitude and Emptiness, held in Edinburgh in October 2013, to a wider audience. Founded by Konstantinos Avramidis, Chris French, Piotr Lesniak, Maria Mitsoula and Dorian Wiszniewski, it is an on-going initiative of the PhD Architecture by Design community at the University of Edinburgh who serve as the journal's curators. It calls on the support and advice of accomplished senior scholars with interests in various aspects of architecture (e.g. design, theory, pedagogy, politics, culture).
 
Drawing On is a biennial publication. Each issue draws on a specific subject, situation, theme or idea. This may include issues linked to particular events, exhibitions or conferences.


ISSN 2059-9978

PEOPLE

Editors

  • Sebastian Aedo

    PhD Candidate in Architecture by Design, University of Edinburgh
  • Konstantinos Avramidis

    PhD Candidate in Architecture by Design, University of Edinburgh
  • Sophia Banou

    PhD Candidate in Architecture by Design, University of Edinburgh
  • Scully Beaver Lynch

    PhD Candidate in Architecture by Design, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Chris French

    MArch & MSc AUD Architectural Design Tutor, University of Edinburgh
  • Piotr Lesniak

    PhD Candidate in Architecture by Design, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Maria Mitsoula

    Architectural Design and Theory Tutor, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Dorian Wiszniewski

    Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design and Theory, University of Edinburgh
  • Editors List

    Editors List

Reviewers

  • Dr Ella Chmielewska

    Senior Lecturer in Cultural and Visual Studies, University of Edinburgh
  • Prof Mark Dorrian

    Forbes Chair in Architecture, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Tahl Kaminer

    Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design and Theory, University of Edinburgh
  • Dr Dorian Wiszniewski

    Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design and Theory, University of Edinburgh
  • Reviewers List

    Reviewers List
  • Prof Richard Blythe

    Dean of School of Architecture and Design, RMIT University
  • Dr Marc Boumeester

    Dean of AKI ArtEZ, Academy for Art and Design
  • Prof Nat Chard

    Professor of Experimental Architecture, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
  • Dr Isabelle Doucet

    Senior Lecturer in Architecture and Urbanism, University of Manchester
  • Prof Nick Dunn

    Professor of Urban Design, Lancaster University
  • Dr Hélène Frichot

    Docent and Associate Professor in Critical Studies in Architecture, KTH Royal Institute of Technology
  • Dr Penelope Haralambidou

    Senior Lecturer in Architectural Design, Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL
  • Prof Sandra Kaji-O' Grady

    Head of School and Dean of Architecture, University of Queensland
  • Prof Perry Kulper

    Associate Professor of Architecture, University of Michigan
  • Prof Julieanna Preston

    Professor of Spatial Practice, College of Creative Arts, Massey University
  • Dr Tatjana Schneider

    Senior Lecturer in Architecture, University of Sheffield
  • Dr Marc Schoonderbeek

    Assistant Professor of Architectural Design, Delft University of Technology
  • Dr Naomi Stead

    Associate Professor in Architecture, University of Queensland
  • Dr Maria Theodorou

    Senior Lecturer in Architecture, Leeds Beckett University
  • Dr Stephen Walker

    Reader in Architecture, University of Manchester