107th ACSA Annual Meeting Proceedings, Black Box

A Drawing Forged in Two andThree Dimensions

Annual Meeting Proceedings

Author(s): Carrie Norman

Several recent exhibitions and symposia on drawing indicate that drawing’s role is up for debate within the discipline. This paper locates an emerging mode of architectural production that is finding slack within the stiffness of Robin Evans’ directive that architects make drawings, not buildings. “Forging drawings” is an alternative drawing practice that privileges neither the abstraction of two-dimensional representation nor the physical specificity of three-dimensional built form. Rather, forged drawings reposition the boundary between two and three dimensions as a site of invention.


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