History and its Opposite L’École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Lille


History and its Opposite

L’École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Lille

12th May 2022


Adam Caruso will give a lecture entitled History and its Opposite for the Tools Conference at the L’École Nationale Supérieure d’Architecture et de Paysage de Lille.

The series invites its contributors to examine the breath of analogue tools available to architects, exploring the roles of hand-drawing, model making, photography and historic references in practice today.

The talk will be held at ENSAP Lille, rue verte, Villeneuve d’Ascq at 18:30 (CET) on the 12th of May.

Photo, Neuhausen Schulhaus © Philip Heckhausen.

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