Working from George Perec’s text, this studio will explore strategies of describing the physical world, with an emphasis on the elements of architecture. The subjects of the work will include rooms, buildings, cities and maps, both real and imaginary.
Beginning with a sheet of paper as our starting point, students will gradually work with increasingly larger scales, following Perec’s trajectory, reaching the scope of the city and the world beyond.
Weekly drawing assignments will be tuned to exploit the qualities of these various spaces. Students will work in a range of media and techniques, including the use of traditional architectural projection systems, which will be introduced through in-class workshops. Please note that this course may require additional materials to be purchased by the student.