Rarely do we see an exhibition dedicated to the role of pedagogues, professors, or critics—all vital protagonists of architectural culture. Often subsumed in general discussions of pedagogy, or hidden away in the biographical data of architects’ backgrounds, pedagogues offer valuable insight into changing institutional cultures and the teaching environments where designers find their creative voices. At the core of the curatorial decision to focus on a teacher lies the possibility of critical engagement with the formative past of a wider architectural culture.

Curated by Igor Marjanović and Jan Howard, Drawing Ambience: Alvin Boyarsky and the Architectural Association was organized around the drawings and publications that Boyarsky collected and edited during his years in the...

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