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Surface and Installation

Drawing On is delighted to announce the launch of Issue 02 of the journal, Drawing On: Surface and Installation, including a conversation between Alexander Brodsky, Mark Dorrian and Richard Anderson, and submissions by Timothy Burke, Mike Davis, Peter Goché, Cameron McEwan, and Miguel Paredes.
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CURRENT ISSUE

Surface and Installation

The second issue of the journal, Drawing On: Surface and Installation, features papers from artists, architects and researchers engaged in design-research. These papers respond to the provocation that surfacing and installing —and recording surfaces and installations— as related but distinct practices are key design-research methods. Through the coupling of these complementary acts of making space —drawing on surfaces and making installations— the current issue seeks to nourish a discussion of critical design research methodologies.
The issue proposes that we understand surface and installation both as means of presenting work to others (the surface of a drawing, the situation of an installation) and as acts that present work to ourselves, that allow us to see the space (for thinking) made by these design acts. Installing, drawing, presenting —indeed any process where ideas are physically drawn out— is both a register of situation and a situation that might in turn be registered. Surfacing and installing thus offer ways to question, to develop ways of questioning, through making material (design, matter, content, thought) present.