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TWO MASTERS on DRAWING by Prof. Dr. Architect Jo Van Den Berghe & Tom De Paor

31 October 2019 5:00 pm at SAUL Studio CG-042

Theatre of Operations: drawing as embodiment and empowerment

Lecture by Prof. Dr. Architect Jo Van Den Berghe KU Leuven Faculty of Architecture, Brussels/Ghent, Belgium

Drawing may be considered as the most prominent activity of a designing architect, who draws with different media ranging from the pencil to the computer mouse. The act of drawing is a multi-layered, multi-sensorial activity with a significant impact on creativity, creative output, thinking and knowledge production. It is above all an act with a long history related to mankind, hence to many disciplines that adopt the map, the symbol, the sketch, the plan, the section, the detail …, and all relate these to their discipline specific acts of drawing.

For Jo Van Den Berghe drawing is also a way of questioning the architectural construction and its mediation. It is an exploratory journey into depths of unveiling perspectives of the architectural drawing and the craftsmanship of the architect beyond today. Although indispensable to anatomise, drawing sections is crucial and should come up-front, but it is not limited to the common vertical section.

It includes fascination drawing (embodying and perceiving), cinematic drawing (detection of points of (p)reference), proposition drawing, section drawing, X-ray drawing, chronological drawing, anatomical drawing … n-drawings, applied to explore the meaning of drawing and the new gateways and avenues drawing can generate for normative architectural drawing (thinking) and its risk of stagnation.

Jo Van Den Berghe will focus on two specific ways of drawing, applied by the thinking architect: the (preliminary) sketch as the main catcher of ideas, and the handmade architectural drawing as a slow process of embodied understanding.

Drawing is Thinking

Lecture by Tom De Paor

Tom de Paor is one of Ireland’s most original and internationally renowned architects, with his practice in Dublin.

His work for architectural culture spans between buildings like Pálás Cinema in Galway and curation of the Irish pavilion at Venice Biennale 2010, his own exhibition in the same Biennale as well as 7th Biennale with a Martyrium in Peat, N3, the inaugural Irish representation in year 2000.

By invitation from E Hatz and G Carty SAUL School of Architecture Year 4

Catherine Fitzgerald, as part of the SAUL Lecture series

29 October 2019 5:00 pm at SAUL Studio

SAUL Lecture series, Autumn AY2019/20

‘Conservation And Innovation In Historic Gardens’ by Catherine Fitzgerald, Landscape Architect

29 October 2019 1:00 pm at SAUL Studio

Catherine Fitzgerald, Landscape Designer and Gardener



Glin Castle

Co. Limerick


Lecture:  13h00 Tuesday October 29th


Venue:  SAUL Studio Room CG-042

“The Earth as Client”: AIARG 9th Annual Conference, January 2020 – Call for Papers – now open!

21 October 2019 5:00 pm

AIARG, All-Ireland Architecture Research Group
9th Annual Conference,

Limerick, 23 + 24 January 2020

Portfolio Workshops and Course Talks, UL Open Day

17 October 2019 10:00 am at SAUL Studio (10 am and 12 noon)

Course Talk & Portfolio Preparation Workshop for 2nd Level and Mature Applicants to LM099 “Architecture”

Alexandre Dias: Two social housing projects in Lisbon

1 October 2019 5:00 pm at Architecture Studio CG0–42

As part of the SAUL Lecture Series 2019 Portuguese architect Alexandre Dias will present two Social Housing Projects in Lisbon, “Bairro Padre Cruz” and “Bairro da Boavista.”


23 May 2019 5:30 pm at Fab Lab Limerick, No. 7 Rutland Street.

The cream of design from graduating students of architecture and product design in UL will go on public display in the Fab Lab Limerick in Limerick’s City Centre, as part of University of Limerick’s Design@UL showcase 2019.

Tuesday Evening Talk with Sorcha O’Higgins

2 April 2019 5:00 pm at SAUL Studio

Sorcha O'Higgins: Collage Artist, Architect, Journalist
Talk in SAUL Main Studio from 5pm.

Architecture without concepts – from post modernism to neo-realism by Sean Griffiths

19 March 2019 5:00 pm at SAUL Studio

Sean Griffiths will trace themes that informed his work over the last 25 years. He will discuss the work of his former practice FAT, his practice as a teacher and his current work as an installation artist. The lecture will consider the nature of architectural meaning. It will show how the mediated significations of Post Modernism can make way for a re-engagement with the idea of “truth”.

The Way We Work: Emmett Scanlon

5 March 2019 5:00 pm at SAUL Studio (CG-042)

Emmet is an Architect, Academic, and Curator, based in Dublin (and part of the team at the Venice Biennale 2018).