Exhibition Opening Event: Vanishing Points – Private View

Part of the accompanying programme for ‘Vanishing Points: Architectural Imagination in the Digital Universe’

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On 8th February 2023, the Roca London Gallery hosted a private view of  Vanishing Points: Architectural Imagination in the Digital Universe exhibition, in company of the curator, architect and author of the new RIBA Book Drawing Attention Hamza Shaikh.

Vanishing Points exhibition runs until 29th July and features historical architectural drawings from the incredible Drawing Matter archive, alongside a selection of modern works carefully selected by Hamza. Within the exhibition, you will find historical pieces juxtaposed with new, to show how drawing has not only been used throughout history to represent and circulate innovative ideas, but how it continues to inspire and push innovation forwards.


Click here for more information about the exhibition.

About the Exhibition Curators

Exhibition curator Hamza Shaikh is a London-based architect and artist. He is known for his experimental architectural drawings on social media, as well as his thought-leadership in the design industry. He is the host of the Two Worlds Design podcast series which aims to uncover the hidden potential of architecture, by speaking with extraordinary practitioners on the fringe of architecture. In 2021, he was the recipient of the Individual of the Year award by the Thornton Education Trust for ‘inspiring future generations’ in architecture. Hamza has been described as a rising star and an influencer in the profession and is seen as a mentor to young professionals and students. He is also a visiting critic at the University for the Creative Arts and the University of Westminster.

The collection at Drawing Matter has been formed over the last twenty-five years and is the largest holding of architectural drawings and models in private hands. Ranging from the 16th Century to the present, it maintains a focus on the formative processes of design.  Based in Somerset, UK, the Drawing Matter Trust hosts scholars and students for visits and workshops, and runs a publication programme of articles, books and a peer-reviewed Journal, that all promote discussion between practitioners and historians. Over the last eight years Drawing Matter has published nearly 1000 new texts on these themes, which are now read by over 700 visitors, daily,  from around the world.



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