“Drawing and the Brain”, a symposium gathering artists, architects and scientists, convenes to discuss the primacy of the sketch as the creative tool of invention and discovery in architecture. Today, the sketch remains an integral part of artistic inquiry, but has been all but supplanted in architecture by digital media. Though plans, sections and elevations are produced by the computer, the sketch is a tool of invention and discovery that requires the tactile involvement of the human hand and its direct relationship to the brain. The symposium addresses questions of authorship and mark-making; drawing and the human voice; the relationship between hand and brain; and the potential for creation of “digital/tactile machines” able to emulate touch and mark-making.  Empirical discourse from the artist and architect supported by data from scientists and engineers seeks to redefine the role of drawing as a primary expression of creativity in architecture without ignoring technology.


Coming Soon

April 7-10, 2016


310 Jackson St.

Columbus, IN 47201

For more information contact:

Marla Roddy, Center Coordinator

(812) 375-7550