Drawing to Find Out | Research Project | 2013-2014 [more]
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Research Project Columbia University GSAPP 2013-2014 Team: Diana Cristobal Olave and Maria Esnaola
"Drawing to find out" is a study that examines how seemingly objective techniques of observation and documentation are inherently biased and how the effort to represent a condition automatically implies particular design agencies. Its emphasis was grounded on articulating a new position towards the role of drawing within a pedagogical standpoint.
The methodology was developed in two parallel ways. An analytical investigation that explored the history of architectural visualization throughout the twentieth century across a variety of cultural contexts, and a more speculative investigation that took the act of drawing as a tool for discovery. The analytical investigation consisted on a classification of 20 drawing techniques (isometric, cross section, exploded axonometric, time motion, etc.) in relationship to their capacity to generate an argument, and from a technical point of view. The speculative investigation tested the capacity of the representation method to transform the object that was being represented. An as found object—a pre-existing architecture was redrawn in order to discover what ideas each representation technique enhances.