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Photography, Art And Architecture

Photography, Art And Architecture

Central Saint Martins
Taught by
Diego Ferrari


Aimed at those interested in photography, architecture and art, this innovative course explores the practical and creative interplay between photographic practice and theory in the field of visual representations of urban space. It aims to encourage an innovative approach to architectural and urban photography by applying a critical frame to the way we perceive, relate and respond to the physical realm of the city and its architecture. The course is taught through a series of discussion-based seminars and practical photographic classes.

During the course you will produce a professional artistic portfolio based on digital images and/or prints. Two practical issues are central to the workshops: the development of participants’ own photographic work, and also to take into consideration their physical reaction as an inseparable aspect of the experience of architecture. We will add ephemeral objects or materials into the space, which will redefine the space and bring a different meaning to it.

Our workshops also will look at methods of photographing which challenge concepts and practices of representing space. We will look at the artistic and theoretical aspects of photographing space as well being bodies in the city. In doing so, we will investigate how we relate with space physically, intellectually and emotionally. Students will develop individual photographic projects built around these ideas, working with both exterior and interior spaces, with natural and artificial light, photographing at day and at nighttime.

The final day is devoted to a feedback seminar during which students will present critical discussions of their portfolio and the concepts they have developed.

Please note: This course is for students aged 18 and older

Tutor Description

Diego Ferrari studied fine art at Goldsmiths College. He has collaborated from 1998 / present, on a series of international art photographic programmes in China, South Africa, Berlin, Budapest and in London with Tony Fretton Architects, Whitechapel Art Gallery and the Tate Gallery. For more information on your tutor work, please visit his website


Please bring with you to the first session:

  • Your own photographic cameras. This can be preferably digital camera or analogue semi-manual cameras. 
  • Those having laptops are welcome to use them as part of their final portfolio presentation (but this does not need to be brought to the first session)

Available dates