Collaborative Practice Student Hammad Haider contributes to new RIBA book "Drawing Attention: Architecture in the Age of Social Media"

Hammad’s work is showcased in this new book, edited by Architect Hamza Shaikh. The book gives a peek behind the online curtain - showing what goes into making some of the most outstanding drawings you’ll have seen on social media.

Hammad Holding "Drawing Attention" a new book featuring some of his work

We're delighted to see Hammad’s amazing work included in this wonderful publication by Hamza Shaikh.

Satwinder Samra

Director of Collaborative Practice.

Hammad Haider is in year 6, studying MArch Collaborative Practice. If his name is familiar you may have read his account of a Live Project trip to Cairo. In that article you can see some of Hammad’s amazing work. So it’s no surprise that Hammad’s work was selected as one of the featured segments in the new book. 

My segment gives an insight into observational or urban sketching highlighting the usefulness of drawing freely on site and illustrating a snapshot in time to how it can be useful in the concept stage of a project and during site analysis.

The life in the scene translates into the strokes that are being made. Whilst drawing live you combine what you see, feel and hear into an arrangement of lines that aims to represent that narrative. As a professional in the architectural domain, you begin to also deconstruct that which is taking place and reconstruct it once again through your own lens.

Hammad Haider

MArch Collaborative Practice and contributor to Drawing Attention

The book is available on many outlets including the RIBA bookshop. Congratulations to Hammad for having work featured in this book.

You can catch up with Hammad’s work on instagram at  @ink.sketcher, @hhaider.arch, and Twitter @InkSketcher

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