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Thinking with the Hand


The digital and electronic tools that we use daily, in their precise automatic processes, sometimes seem to have overlooked some essential qualities that the simple, low-tech practice of drawing can maintain alive: slowness, error and approximation, unicity of the artefact, subjectivity, the relationship to the body, the focus and concentration required for the right gesture, and finally essential architectural notions, such as human scale, atmosphere, weight and physical presence… Handcrafting our ideas into being, materialising thoughts, giving manifest and tangible form to invisible intuitions and deeply bred mental images: this course will propose an investigation of the hidden qualities of drawing, in a continuous dance between the two-dimensional space of the image, the three-dimensional realm of architecture, and the fourth dimension of time phenomena, light, sound and movements.


Zimmerli S.