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Drawings on-site








Drawings on-site
Action: Connecting, coinciding and colliding 
“Where is the fine balance between abstraction and detail – demonstraction and imagination? How much insight do we need in the abstract representation to complete the image? How much of the context should we abstract?”


‘Drawings on-site’ is a collection of interpretations in the form of drawings, collages and walking maps. They are a reaction to the ambiguity that results when life-size architectural representations such as a ‘Baugespann’ are placed on-site. These architectural ‘suggestions’ have a concrete, material presences, but they are necessarily also abstractions, fragmentary representations that only depict one particular aspect of a future building. A tension emerges. One the hand the future becomes tangible within the present, and thus can be related to it, on the other hand, the incomplete form of the simulations relies on our imagination and specific physical experience to be completed. This generates a more ambigious space of potentiality within the borderlands between present and future.

The interpretations are based on abstractions in different categories: lines, surfaces, shadows, colors and volumes. Abstraction allows us to focus on specific aspects, such as rhythm, composition and proportion. Connecting, coinciding and colliding were the actions and criteria that we used to establish new relationships between the projective object and the existing object, between present and future. The second set of interpretations is developed without taking the existing context into account. Having no longer a connection to the original site, we could more freely explore concepts of completing, extending, compressing, cutting and adding. 




Drawings on-site is part of

ROTATIVE RESEARCH I
Reflections & reactions on urban transformation

Self-initiated research on the suggestion of space, architectural representation on-site, the scale 1:1 and the role of physical experience and imagination in architecture.

Year
2019 

Cities
Amsterdam, Barcelona, Belgrade, Berlin,  Milano, Maastricht, Noto, Palermo, Rome, Rotterdam, Seoul, Tokyo, Zürich (and more...)

Publications
Imagine the Volume, presented at Volumes Zürich (2019)
Space in-between (2020)

Residency
One-year residency Kulturfolger Zürich 2019

Exhibitions
Kulturfolger Zürich (2019)
London Festival of Architecture (2020)
New Generations Festival 2020-(2023)

Dialogues
Belgrade Waterfront 360° (on-site 2017)
Simultaneity in Cities (with 8 contributors from different disciplines and cities in Europe 2017)
Urban transformation as Event (with 30 contributors from different disciplines and cities in Europe 2018)
Evidence of the Absent (public events, round tables, interviews and invited guests 2019)
Space in-between (round table during LFA 2020)