Everything is Everything


  • Alessandro Zambelli The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.




Interdisciplinarity, drawing practices


Artists, architects, musicians and archaeologists have all pondered the universal applicability of their own discipline and wondered at the bounty available through the dissolving of disciplinary constraints. But this paper argues that strong, speculative interdisciplinary work necessarily requires strong and vital disciplinary centres. My own interdisciplinary navigations outwards from architecture towards archaeology have explored, in particular, similarities between architectural and archaeological drawing practices revealing otherwise obscured resemblances between the purported aims of those disciplines. Central amongst these repressed similarities being the fallacy of regarding archaeology as past-facing and architecture as future-facing. This paper argues that despite these temporal teleologies both disciplines are enacted in the present and that their ostensibly unconnected practices of design and reconstruction in fact share common aims with positive repercussions for both disciplines.


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Author Biography

Alessandro Zambelli, The Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London.

Alessandro Zambelli is an architect and co-founding director in 2000 of Bates Zambelli Architects, and he lectures at the University of Brighton and Kingston University. He is also a PhD candidate at the Bartlett School of Architecture, UCL.


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How to Cite

Zambelli, A. (2016). Everything is Everything. Journal of Contemporary Archaeology, 2(2), 248–252. https://doi.org/10.1558/jca.v2i2.28452