domenica 13 dicembre 2009

University drawings #3

Italian philosopher an musician Massimo Donà while holding a conference at Alghero

University drawings #2

Symposium about the Sardinian landscape at the University of Sassari (aula magna) where a conference looks rather like a court procedure...

University drawings #1

Italian city planner Bernardo Secchi holding a conference at Sassari University. Sardinian improvised style: the speaker was hardly visible as positioned in strong contre-jour.

Abbasanta_ station drawing

while waiting for public transport there´s always a lot of time for drawings in Sardinia.....
woman waiting in Abbasanta to catch the bus to Alghero where she visits her daughter nearly every week.

Luigi Snozzi #6

HONORARY DEGREE to Luigi Snozzi from the university of Sassari
...some of the professors suffering from heat during the ceremony...

Luigi Snozzi #5

HONORARY DEGREE to Luigi Snozzi from the university of Sassari
...the honoured holding his speach:
"...the desire to fransform nature into culture"

Luigi Snozzi #4

HONORARY DEGREE to Luigi Snozzi from the university of Sassari

...dean of the faculty of architecture holding the introduction-speach...

Luigi Snozzi #3

portrait with old glasses......

Luigi Snozzi #2

Some of Luigi Snozzi´s famous aphorisms:
"architecture is empty space. It´s on you to form it."
"Every intervention requires destruction. Do destroy with reason!"
"If you are looking for flexibility, continue to build stonewalls."
"First of all: the light!"

Luigi Snozzi #1

Luigi Snozzi: famous swiss architect teaching at Alghero´s school of architecture

" La scuola di architettura non forma grandi geni.
Non è quello il suo scopo."

("schools of architecture do not form great geniuses. That is not its task.")

venerdì 11 dicembre 2009

Rail drawings # 7 (last)

Another train Vinicius, though the ass I was made of silicon. Shit but there is only the locomotive, the train did not arrive. I skipped the coincidence, fuck , I have no patience. The convoy has an hour late, goes to hell train Sardinian (end).

mercoledì 9 dicembre 2009

water drawings # 6

cala gonone's mole under the moon light

water drowings # 5

sleeping on the shore

martedì 8 dicembre 2009

water drawings # 4

cala mariolu, looking north

water drawings # 3

cala mariolu , east coast

water drawings # 2

cala gonone, acqua dolce looking south

water drawings # 1

this is my favourite place in sardinia: cala gonone, acqua dolce (sweet water)

domenica 6 dicembre 2009

Rail drawings # 6

That this is the bus, without guide, without opening? fabulous .... there is no shadow of a human in this dusty parking.
Bosa (OR), 30 Agosto 2009*

venerdì 4 dicembre 2009

Rail drawings # 5

After three "Malvasia", control the clock and say I must get back quickly to the station.
Ask for the bill and a "sorbetto". Nice to meet you, my surname is Bonometto.
Bosa (OR), 30 Agosto 2009

mercoledì 2 dicembre 2009

Rail drawings # 4

Come to Bosa is always a good thing.
You can a tour of the city center, in the castle or shopping,
so much for the coincidence there are two hours of waiting.
But in the end none of this, go into a bar and orders "Malvasia",
the most good there is.
Bosa, 30 Agosto 2009.

martedì 1 dicembre 2009

Rail drawings # 3

Another round another race, at the station trying not to forget my bag.
Making the ticket is a big problem when the machine says "System Error"

Samassi (MC), 16 Agosto 2009

sabato 28 novembre 2009

Rail drawings # 2

In Sardinia travel without a motor it a Ape Piaggio.
And so 'again on the train still 20.000 leagues like Captain Nemo.
Macomer (NU), 28 Agosto 2009.

venerdì 27 novembre 2009

Rail drawings # 1

I present a series of August' signs designed with my hands.
Are rail drawings that I thought while I was on the train.
Chilivani (SS), Agosto 2009.

giovedì 26 novembre 2009


Italian urban sketchers Vinicio Bonometto and Marcello Congiu and German urban sketcher Ayla von Wintzingerode met each other more than 13 years ago when they were studying architecture in Venice. After a period of different jobs destiny brought them back together in Alghero, Sardinia, where they are faculty members at the school of architecture.

I look forward to learning and seeing more of the beautiful Mediterranean island through the sketches they and other local sketchers will be sharing here soon. Thanks to Vinicio for taking the initiative to launch and administer this new Urban Sketchers blog.

Happy sketching amici!

Gabriel Campanario
Urban Sketchers founder