Drawing on Life

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  • Directed by Paul Clarke
  • 2013Northern Ireland60 minutesEnglish
  • Prologue by James Wagner, Architect

Drawing on Life is a film about architects, and how they see the world through drawing.

Filmed amidst their studios and projects, the film traces the thoughts of a number of leading architects and asks them why and how they draw. Why are architects still drawing by hand in the digital age? What value does drawing have in shaping their creativity and imagination?

Watching them sketch, and talking to them about their work and ideas, the film reveals a hidden world of why architects draw.

“It will rekindle enthusiasm for the art of drawing and for design.” Aidan McGrath, Perspective Magazine