Alephograph: Architecture, drawing and video games.


b. 1986, HK.

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Alephograph is the work of Luke Caspar Pearson.

Luke is a London based Lecturer in Architecture at the Bartlett School of Architecture, University College London where he is also Co-Director of the BSc Architecture (Part 1) programme.

Luke has written for publications such as eflux Architecture, Heterotopias and CLOG and has had research published in journals including Thresholds, The Journal of Architectural Education and Architectural Research Quarterly. His work has also been featured in EDGE Magazine, Architects’ Sketchbooks and the RIBA Journal.

He is a guest-editor, with Matthew Butcher, of an edition of Architectural Design entitled Re-Imagining the Avant-Garde, forthcoming in July 2019 (Wiley) and the editor of Drawing Futures (2016, UCL Press).

Luke has also lectured internationally on the use of game technologies in architectural design including at In The City (Strelka Institute), New York University Games Lab, The Victoria and Albert Museum, SUBOTRON Vienna, Kosovo Architecture Festival, Shibaura House and Asakusa Gallery Tokyo.

He is the co-founder of the design research practice You+Pea with Sandra Youkhana. Together they run the Videogame Urbanism studio at the Bartlett where their research uses game technologies to engage new audiences with the processes that shape cities and prototype new futures. You+Pea have exhibited commissioned game based works at venues including Now Play This 2018 (Somerset House), the Victoria and Albert Museum and the Royal Institute of British Architects.

He is also the co-founder and chair of the international conference Drawing Futures, and the curator of the architecture and video games symposium REALMS.